Campus tour guides have a superpower. They tell great campus stories. Those stories help convince prospective students to enroll.
To celebrate the unique storytelling skills of campus tour guides, we are offering two $5,000 scholarships.
The application window for these scholarships closed on May 1st, 2021.
One of the Scholarships was awarded by the highest number of Likes gathered on YouTube, the other was awarded by an independent panel of judges.
Below you will find the winners for both categories.
We invite you to view the inspiring stories of our applicants on this page, or by visiting our YouTube Channel.
Create a short video that answers the prompt: Why enroll at my school? Be creative! Talk about your favorite campus experiences or tell stories that you feel might convince prospective students to enroll. Must be a US citizen, full-time student and campus tour guide.
You will need a letter from your supervisor that confirms your official role as a tour guide. Once you have it, prepare your video for submission and fill-out the form below. Register with your .edu email address from an accredited US school. Applications must be submitted before May 1st, 2021.
Upload your video and a letter from your campus tour guide supervisor confirming that you are a part of the admissions team. We verify letters. Your video will be live once your files check-out ok. Supervisors can restrict videos after publishing.
Our two scholarships are awarded differently. One is awarded based on most likes for a video. So, once we publish your video on YouTube, gather likes and increase your chances to win! The second $5,000 scholarship is awarded by an independent panel of judges.
With a combined 46 years of experience in higher education, our judges have passionately dedicated countless hours serving prospective students and their families throughout the enrollment process. Their years of experience have equipped them with valuable insights about the college search process and the factors involved for a student’s successful transition to college.
Since our scholarship program was designed to celebrate the storytelling skills of campus tour guides, our judges evaluated students based on their originality in speech, ability to evoke emotion, and clarity in presentation. While some of the videos included incredible audiovisual effects and were well edited, this was not the primary focus for evaluation.
We would like to thank all of our applicants for both their effort in submitting a video as well as their daily commitment to the important role of serving as a student ambassador.