Scholarship

Congratulations to Our Winners Of The 2016 Scholarship!

Thank you to the almost 1,000 applicants to our scholarship! The quality of the submissions made the decision very difficult. The winners of the 2016 Aftermath Collegiate Scholarship are:

Alexandra Garcia – Brooklyn College, Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema
Anna Li – Dominican University

Award Amounts: Two $1,000 Scholarship Winners
Scholarship Submission: May 15 – June 30, 2016
Winner(s) Announced: July 22, 2016
Target Majors: Open to All Majors

Essay Question: Social media changed the world. Today we can connect immediately and draw instant conclusions. This has a profound impact on how efficiently we communicate, but it also, at times, erodes our sense of individuality, compassion, and empathy. Finesse and tact can get lost in the noise. This is a problem when dealing with grief, a fundamentally human emotion programmed into us long before the invention of the cellphone. Write an essay about how social media can play a role in the healing process. What are some best practices when communicating with a grieving person or dealing with grief on the Internet? And how do we give grief the time it deserves in a fast-paced world?

Eligibility And Selection Criteria

Student Status: Registered at a higher education institution (defined below) or is a graduating high school senior

  • 2- or 4-year program
  • Certification program
  • Graduate program

GPA: 3.0 minimum to apply; copy of transcript required (unofficial transcript accepted)

Essay Criteria:

  • Effectively and insightfully develops a point of view on the issue and demonstrates outstanding critical thinking, using clearly appropriate examples, reasons and other evidence to support its position
  • Is well organized and clearly focused, demonstrating clear coherence and smooth progression of ideas
  • Exhibits skillful use of language, using a varied, accurate and apt vocabulary, demonstrating meaningful variety in sentence structure
  • Uses originality and creativity in approaching the topic

For additional details, please see official terms and conditions.

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