Aperture Education Essay Scholarship Contest

We are awarding $1000 for your college education.

Submit your essay based on our essay question

Tell friends and family to vote for your essay

We will choose the winner out of the 3 essays with the most votes!

Essay Topic

Describe your high school environment (ex. school size, demographic, classroom size, public or private) and how it has influenced you throughout your high school career. Are you a better student because of the school you attended or do you feel the environment negatively affected your education?

Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2018

  • Submit your essay between 300 and 400 words, by Dec 1st 2018.
  • On Dec 5th we will post all qualifying submissions.
  • Come back to this page to vote for your essay.
  • Voting will take place December 5th – December 19th 2018 . We will choose the winner out of the 3 submissions with the most votes. Winner will be notified by email.
  • An email reminder will be sent to all students when the voting starts.
  • Share this link (https://apertureed.com/funding/scholarship/) with your friends and family. Ask them to vote for your essay.
  • Helpful hints to score more votes: tag your high school’s Facebook page, share with your teacher and school, etc
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Congratulations to our 2018 spring scholarship winner, Avé Marshall!

 Read Avé’s essay.


Congratulations to our winter scholarship winner, Jillian Ferry!

 Read Jillian’s essay.



Congratulations to our fall scholarship winner, Khylah Everage!

 Read Khylah’s essay

Terms & Conditions

1. You must be a graduating senior in high school or a freshmen, sophomore, or junior in college.
2. You must be graduating high school or in college and between the ages of 16 and 22.
3. We reserve the right to verify the date of your high school graduation and/or college enrollment.

Privacy Policy

Your participation in our scholarship constitutes your consent for us to use your essay and personal information only for the purpose of offering the scholarship, awarding the scholarship to the winner, and any reporting responsibility to taxing authorities. We will not use your essay or personal information for any other purposes. There is no cost to apply for the scholarship.