Congratulations to the winners!

Dylan Kelly - Antioch University, New England

Savannah Justine Bowden - University of Utah

Carolyn Denise Copeland - North Carolina State University


LiveCareer, America’s leading resume-building and career development website, has helped millions of jobseekers on the path to success.

One of our core goals is to help people discover their passion, especially when it comes to students who are preparing to enter the workforce for the first time.

That’s why we’re proud to introduce LiveCareer Education Opportunities — and our first-ever scholarship contest for deserving students.

What we’re Looking For

Over the past decade, we’ve reviewed literally millions of resumes. And we’ve noticed that the best-written resumes tend to highlight the jobseeker’s unique experiences and accomplishments.We want YOU to tell us about your proudest accomplishment— whether it comes from a job, from school, or from an extracurricular activity or volunteer organization.

We’ll be choosing 3 candidates who impress us with their accomplishments, writing ability, creativity, and passion. All three winners will receive $1,500 toward their education. Good luck!

Final Day to Submit is:

How To Apply

1. Create

Write an original, never-before-published essay of between 200 and 800 on the following topic: "What personal or educational accomplishment would you be most proud to share with future employers and why?"

2. Submit

Submit your essay as a .doc, .docx, .txt or .pdf file from a .edu address to:

The final day to submit is February 23rd, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM PT.

3. Who's Eligible?

All full-time college or university students currently enrolled, or scheduled to be enrolled during the quarter/semester when the scholarship will be awarded.


  • 1. All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, in a full-time college or university program during the quarter/semester when the scholarship will be awarded.
  • 2. Only one (1) application can be made per student.
  • 3. Essays must be your own original work, and reflect your original insight and ideas.
  • 4. Essays must be written in English.
  • 5. Word count: between 200 and 800 words.
  • 6. All essays must be submitted in one of these file formats: .doc, .docx, .txt., or .pdf.
  • 7. Essays must be submitted from a .edu address to
  • 8. Essays must NOT: have been previously published, have won previous awards, or infringe on any third-party rights.
  • 9. All essays must be suitable for publication.

The Prompt

What personal or educational accomplishment would you be most proud to share with future employers and why?

Judging Criteria

All essays will be judged in four categories on a 1-10 scale for a total of 40 points possible. The four criteria are:

  • 1. Ability to answer the prompt: the essay addresses the prompt, and does not stray off-topic.
  • 2. Organization and formatting: the essay effectively organizes ideas to build a logical, coherent argument/personal statement. It persuasively supports the main point with well-developed examples.
  • 3. Grammar and mechanics: the essay uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation throughout.
  • 4. Creativity: the essay demonstrates original ideas in a unique way.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to persons, who are, as of entry, 18 years of age or older, legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 United States or D.C and are full-time students in an accredited school, college or university. Starts December 7th,2015 at 9:00 AM PT, and ends on February 23rd, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM PT. Void where prohibited. Click here for Official Rules and complete entry and prize details.

Tell us about your proudest accomplishment and earn a

$1,500 College Scholarship