Congratulations to our 2011 Scholarship Winners!

At the beginning of the year we held our annual scholarship contest. In total, 325 undergraduate students entered the contest by answering at least 50 questions, which were judged for quality and accuracy. Among the applicants, the following 13 were crowned the winners:

 

$5,000
Etph0neh0me

$2,500
Katie Krueger
davidlecordier

$1,000
Infinitydlimit
Ngoc Doan
tkimryu
Answerer728
yenaffit
diandraw1990
crazzyammy
Xreier
Neolexi
Chipilina128

Here’s a great answer from our first place winner, Etphoneh0me:

Why was the Liberty Bell made or built?

The Liberty Bell was ordered in 1751 to commemorate William Penn’s 1701 Charter of Privileges, which had been passed 50 years earlier. It was cast in 1752 in London and commissioned as the bell for the Pennsylvania State House (now called Independence Hall). The Liberty Bell represented the freedoms valued by the Pennsylvania colony. Its founder, William Penn, showed unique free thinking with his novel ideas on religious freedom, Native American rights, and citizen participation in government.

The bell’s first crack appeared during the test ringing. It was recast with more copper to make the metal alloy stronger. The bell cracked again when it was rang during John Marshall’s funeral in 1835. The Liberty Bell rang its last note in 1846 to honor George Washington’s birthday. After the bell was rung on Washington’s birthday, there appeared a distinct jagged line that prevented the bell from ever being rung again.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone for participating! Our next scholarship contest will be held in January 2012. Students who will be enrolled in undergraduate courses in the 2012-2013 academic year are eligible. Stay tuned for more information in January.

Final call for Answers.com Scholarship applications!

Today is the last day to apply for the $20,000 Answers.com Scholarship, for students planning to be enrolled in an undergraduate university program next year.

After you sign in on Answers.com (registration is quick and free), choose any 50 questions to answer (or create your own) and submit the answers using the application form which you can find here.

If you have any questions, email scholarship @ answers.com or review the rules on the scholarship page.

One last time: good luck! See you when we announce the winners.

Reminder: Scholarship application deadline is next Monday!

Hey, students!

Well, specifically university undergrads studying next year in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Australia and New Zealand: You’ve still got until this coming Monday to submit your 50 answers to apply for the 2011 Answers.com Scholarship. That’s March 28th, the deadline for applications.

Thirteen scholarships will be awarded – one $5,000 scholarship, two $2,500 scholarships, and ten scholarships valued at $1,000 each.

The 50 answers can be in any category on Answers.com. So why not kill two birds and answer questions in your major? Otherwise, stick with your hobbies, favorite literature, or any other topic you can give quality answers in.

Learn more about how to apply for the scholarship here.

The clock is ticking!

 

Advice from a past Answers.com scholarship winner.

There are still three weeks to apply for this year’s Answers.com Scholarship, with $20,000 available broken down into thirteen individual prizes for students who answer 50 questions on Answers.com.

Our amazing Arkansas-based contributor (and student) Kharrima was one of the 2009-2010 scholarship winners, and has this to share with future applicants:

The Answers.com scholarship was an amazing benefit towards my tuition. These days it is hard to get scholarships when you are nearly done with your undergraduate degree and it was a very nice surprise. I used the scholarship to help pay my remaining balance toward an 18-hour semester at the University of Arkansas. It was a very unique way to gain a scholarship.

As a senior supervisor on WikiAnswers I contribute on a more-than-frequent basis. All I had to do was make a record of my answers I felt that were quality enough to be counted as the ones to be submitted for the application process to possibly win the scholarship. As the category supervisor of the pregnancy categories and sub-categories, I feel that it is important to answer pregnancy questions. It affects the possible outcome of the mother and unborn child’s health. I hope for the best for the mother and child when I am answering these questions and I felt so blessed that my answers were deserving of a scholarship.

I never expect anything in return when answering questions and doing my responsibilities as a volunteer supervisor on WikiAnswers and it was amazing for them to bless me with this scholarship. I would certainly do this contest again without a doubt and would encourage other to participate. It helps those who have questions submitted on the website and you gain benefits as well. Thank you, Answers.com!

By the way, you don’t have to be an existing contributor to enter for the scholarship. You can sign up for an Answers.com account right now and get going.

Ready to get started? More details about the application process here.

How do you pay for college? Here’s an answer…

Use that university noodle of yours and apply for the Answers.com Scholarship Fund for next year – in short, answer questions to win cash for college.

For the third straight year, Answers.com is making available a $20,000 scholarship fund for students planning to enroll in undergraduate college during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Here are the basics:

  • The scholarship is open to students attending universities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and India.
  • Applicants must answer at least fifty questions in any of the 6,000-plus categories on Answers.com.
  • Prizes will be awarded as follows: a first-place $5,000 scholarship, two $2,500 scholarships, and ten $1,000 scholarships.
  • Candidates can submit online by March 28, 2011 or send a hard copy postmarked by the same date.

And now a word from Answers.com CEO Bob:

“The goal of Answers.com is to engage with those who want to gain knowledge on a particular subject or topic. We also encourage our users to take this pursuit of knowledge offline and to never stop looking for answers, no matter what the medium.”

Fun fact: users visit Answers.com with a science question almost every 30 seconds. So there’s plenty of material to go ’round – better get started!

Get further details on the scholarship program, qualifications, and the application submission process. Good luck!


Presenting the 2010 Answers.com scholarship winners.

The Answers.com Scholarship winners have been chosen and, right here, right now – announced. The students who placed in the top three winner spots include:

1st Place: Natalie Weires ($5,000 scholarship)
2nd Place: Sara Underwood ($2,500 scholarship)
3rd Place: Faizan Ahemad ($2,500 scholarship)

The runners up will each receive a $1,000 scholarship.

As follows, the complete list of student winners (and their Answers.com usernames):

To read more about the Answers.com Scholarship program, check this out.

Last chance to apply for the Answers.com scholarship.

Have you answered 50 questions for your Answers.com Scholarship application?

You have until Wednesday (March 31) to submit your completed application and apply to win a $5,000 scholarship. Thirteen scholarships in total are available for students in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, India, Australia, and New Zealand. Applicants must be enrolling in undergraduate university studies for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Read more and apply now.