IvyPanda Essay Writing Scholarship Contest 2024

IvyPanda Essay Writing Scholarship

The IvyPanda team is excited about the relaunch of their annual essay writing scholarship and would love to have you enter! They accept submissions from current high school, college, or university students from any country.

Basic Information

  • Eligibility: current high school, college, or university students
  • Awards: the winner will receive $1,000, and the runner-up prize is $500
  • Submissions Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Submission Requirements

Write an essay on one of the following topics:

  • AI in modern education: is it boon or bane?
  • Cyberbullying: should schools take responsibility?
  • Mental health challenges on students: how to deal with difficult emotions?

Your Essay Must…

  • Have a word count of 500-700 words (excluding title, header, and works cited page)
  • Be written in the US or UK English
  • Be 100% plagiarism-free
  • Be submitted in .doc or .docx format
  • Follow MLA style to format the paper and cite sources (download our MLA checklist to check your formatting)
  • Have three or more sources cited on the Works Cited page
  • The filename should be [IvyPanda Writing Contest_Last Name]
  • Follow our Twitter or Instagram; like and share the post with the contest description pinned on our social media pages.
  • Email scholarship@ivypanda.com with “IvyPanda Writing Contest Submission” as the subject line and the following content inside (in this particular order):
    • Direct link to your essay in Google Docs
    • Your proof of enrollment
    • The screenshot proving that you followed our social media
    • The screenshot of the post with the contest description shared on your social media
    • The answer to the question: “Where did you find out about the IvyPanda Contest?”


All submitted works will be evaluated by a team of highly qualified writers and editors based on the following criteria:

  • Referencing system (10)
  • Grammar, punctuation, and spelling (20)
  • Organization (20)
  • Content and Ideas (20)
  • Use of Language and Style (30)

Link to more details: https://ivypanda.com/scholarship-writing

To receive their awards, the winners must provide proof of enrollment or study. You can find the list of acceptable documents here.

Read winning essays from previous years here.

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