by Why Stuff Sucks™

Sponsored by Why Stuff Sucks™

Around 5 Million students in the US start college annually. In spite of this large number of new college freshmen every year, there are still millions of high school graduates who don’t make it to their first day of class as a college student. And one of the top reasons why many students fail to enter a university is financial need.

And with the cost of college skyrocketing which often leads to high levels of debt, you might start thinking whether college is still worth it. Is it still a prerequisite for a better career, or will it just put you in a debt trap. If these thoughts are keeping you awake at night, you may want to read my book Why Career Advice Sucks™: Join Generation Flux & Build an Agile, Flexible, Adaptable, & Resilient Career.

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Plus, with the resurgence of demand for employees in trades or other jobs that don’t require a 4-year degree, sometimes going to a 2-year technical college or trade school is a better option, especially with the cost being lower and/or having an aptitude for hands-on work. Many of these jobs pay on par with or are significantly better than those that require a 4-year degree.

Even though some lower income students make it to their respective universities, many of them eventually give up on their college dreams because of financial limitations. Here at Kompelling, as work toward a world where no student is deprived of education because of finances, we offer a $1,000 yearly scholarship to an incoming college freshman to lessen some of the financial burden of acquiring either a 2 or 4-year degree. This scholarship is open not just to students from lower-class families but also those from any financial background who might have a captivating story that can help them win the contest.

To be considered for the contest, you must submit a unique 1-3 minute video application (others will be disqualified) explaining how this scholarship will change your life as a student. Don’t forget to mention the following information:

All applications must be submitted by April 30, 2021.

Scholarship Application

Upload your video using one of these video-sharing sites:
https://www.youtube.com
https://www.vimeo.com

Fill out the form below

Once the application period ends on May 1, 2021, all video submissions will be examined and the winner shall be announced by May 31, 2021.

The winner of the scholarship will be contacted via text or email, and a public announcement will be made on our LinkedIn and Twitter pages. We intend to promote the top video submissions received for this contest; submitting an application means giving your consent to have your video posted on our website or through other online channels. We are excited to watch your video submissions, and we’re looking forward to sharing them with others.

Facing Career Questions, Uncertainty, & Choices?

A man thinks deeply while in front of his laptop.

Even with your college life just around the corner, it may be hard for you to decide which college, university, or major to choose. With all the uncertainties of the future, I know how this decision is very critical, because it will greatly affect what is ahead of you after college. It never gets easier. Believe me, I’ve been in your shoes. After going through many ups and downs, I’m proud to say that I have built a successful career with many avenues (traditional employment, keynote speaking, writing bestselling books, marketing consulting, authoring articles, etc.)

In fact, I have written blog articles and books that I would not have been able to write without all the experiences I gained from both school and my career. Here are some complimentary resources that can help you navigate your career path. 

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