The Pensters Essay Writing Contest: Scholarship of Rs. 60,000, Submit by May 31

By: Kanchan Yadav| 03 May 2017 11:14 AM

After the first, successful essay contest, The Pensters decided to supply aid to students again by way of a $1000 scholarship for winning the contest. Second and third place will also win prizes. We hold contests and competitions each year for students’ benefits in the form of scholarships. The aim of this contest is to encourage great student writers and to give them a leg up in their studies.

How to Participate

Step 1. Write a persuasive essay in English within 500-700 words.

Step 2. Send your essay to before May 31, 2017. Together with the essay, add all of your contact information:

  • Name/middle name/surname
  • College/High School
  • Year of graduation
  • Major
  • Phone number
  • Email

Step 3. Wait for us to contact you by June 15, 2017, because if you get a note from us, you are a winner!

Essay Requirements

  • The length of the essay should be between 500-700 words.
  • Answer the following question in your persuasive essay:
    Will virtual reality classes replace traditional education?
  • Please write about three reasons for believing in your thesis statement in the form of body paragraphs and back up your reasons with viable evidence from respected sources.
  • Do not write about yourself and don’t try to explain why you deserve to win the scholarship. We only care about the quality of your writing. Your reasons for participating and the explanations of why you need the money are not relevant in this case.
  • Any point of view is acceptable, but use credible evidence in your essay.
  • Have an introduction with a thesis statement, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
  • Topics within the prompt can include these areas of focus and more: poetry education, education for free, education without teachers, learning to write letters in different languages, creative education for kids, future of fiction writing education, applications for virtual universities, money in education, the future of literary education, online education through websites, require adults to be educated, student learning from writers and poets, international virtual high school, learning to write everything virtually, from an application letter to a nonfiction book or novel.

Who has the Right to Participate?

All genders, ages, races, and nationalities are welcome to participate. Our only requirement is you should be a current high school/college/university student. Only in this case will we consider your essay.

Deadline to Apply

Please send your writing by May 31, 2017. We will not notify you about receiving your email. So, please do not send us emails several times and do not ask us if we received your submission.

Contest Results

All essays will be reviewed by June 10, 2017. We will contact winners by the 15 of June 2017 and discuss how we will transfer the prize money.

For more details, visit the official site here. 


About the Author

Kanchan Yadav

The author is a final year law student from Calcutta who takes her subject seriously and passionately. Spends most of her time online, with dozens of browser tabs open at a time. Is a bookworm, pop-culture geek, and a foodie. Willing to work for pizza.

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