Video Essay Scholarships

The NACAC Student Video Essay Contest recognizes outstanding students in the city that annually hosts the national conference. Students submit two-minute videos explaining how a college degree will help them make a difference in their families, communities, and beyond.

This year, NACAC awarded scholarships totaling $20,000 to 11 local students in Boston. The scholarship contest was sponsored by ZeeMee.

Winners were:

Saloni Kumar
Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Anna Yeo
Wesleyan University

Emai Lai  
Tufts University

Ardo Ali  
Madison Park Technical Vocational High School

Michelle Lokong
Woburn Memorial High School

Brandon Mendez  
Lynn Vocational Technical Institute

Roan Farsab   
Wentworth Institute of Technology

Eva Montrond  
Bunker Hill Community College

Gillian Cowe    
University of Rhode Island

Nolan Kearney   
Boston College High School

Carlos Tamayo   
Boston College 

 

What comes to mind when you think of scholarship applications? Personal statements, essays, short answers, letters of recommendation… But you may not think of another type of scholarship application: original videos. That’s right, put down your pen, and stop typing, because the following scholarships allow you to express yourself through the creative means of video production.

1. A Voice for Animals Contest

Award: $1,500 – $750
Video Requirements: Actively participate in a project that promotes the humane treatment of animals. Demonstrate your accomplishments by creating an original video. (Alternatively, you may write an essay accompanied by photos or create a digital photo journal/album.)

2. AFA Teens Video Competition

Award: $250 – $500
Video Requirements: Submit an autobiography and create an artistic or documentary video two minutes or less about Alzheimer’s disease.

3. ARTBA’s Student Transportation Video Contest

Award: $500
Video Requirements: Submit a two- to four-minute video examining any aspect of transportation in the United States.

4. C-SPAN’s StudentCam Documentary Competition

Award: $250 – $5,000
Video Requirements: Create a five- to eight-minute video documentary on a given topic.

5. Copyright Awareness Scholarship

Award: $5,000
Video Requirements: Submit a creative video presentation between 30 seconds and three minutes that can be used to educate you peers on the importance of intellectual property and copyright law.

6. Create Real Impact Contest

Award: $500 – $1,500
Video Requirements: Create an original work showcasing the problem of reckless and distracted driving.

7. Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway

Award: $2,500 – $100,000
Video Requirements: Submit a video about your one-of-a-kind story and how you plan to make an impact on the world.

8. Engineering for You Video Contest

Award: $5,000 – $25,000
Video Requirements: Create a one- to two-minute video showing engineering contributions that serve human welfare and the needs of society within a given time period.

9. First Freedom Student Competition

Award: $2,500
Video Requirements: Submit a video production that examines the history and current-day relevance of religious freedom. (Alternatively, you may submit a written essay.)

10. FMAA Scholarship Program

Award: $1,000
Video Requirements: Submit a short video explaining what the American flag means to you.

11. IP Video Contest

Award: $5,000
Video Requirements: Create a video no more than 90 seconds in length that answers one of the given questions about patented inventions.

12. Project Yellow Light Hunter Garner Scholarship

Award: $1,000 – $5,000
Video Requirements: Create a video designed to motivate, persuade, and encourage teens not to text while driving.

13. Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest

Award: $50 – $500
Video Requirements: Create a video three minutes or less that addresses a given topic related to nuclear weapons.

14. Teens Drive Smart Video Contest

Award: $2,500 – $20,000
Video Requirements: Submit an original video about safe driving.

15. The Christophers Video Contest for College Students

Award: $100 – $2,000
Video Requirements: Create a video that communicates the message that one person can make a difference.

16. Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

Award: $7,500 – $15,000
Video Requirements: Create a 60- to 90-second video describing what you will do to help make teens safer drivers.

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