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Career Exploration Annual Scholarship - VirtualJobShadow.com

VirtualJobShadow.com is passionate about helping students discover and chart their career paths by choice, not chance! We believe that anyone can achieve their career dreams as long as they have the determination, skills and education needed to be successful.

To show our commitment to making higher education more accessible for students who will one day become leaders in the workforce, we’ve created the VirtualJobShadow.com Career Exploration Scholarship Program. Each year, this program will award a $1,000 scholarship to students who demonstrate the commitment and determination to follow the path needed to achieve their career dreams.

To apply for The Career Exploration Scholarship, you must submit an essay of 400 - 600 words on why career planning and career exploration are critical to help you prepare for your future. Please describe what your next steps are and how this scholarship would help you achieve your career dreams.

Award: $1,000 Type: Annual Deadline: May 1, 2018 Announcement: June 29, 2018

Essay Requirements

  • Must be typed single spaced, with no more than 12 point in Times New Roman, Arial, or Courier font
  • Word count of 400-600 (max)
  • Responses will be judged based on originality, coherence, quality, and voice


To be eligible, students must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Attend a technical school, community college or university in Fall 2018
  • Not at any time been subject to any disciplinary action by any institution or entity, including, not limited to, any education or law enforcement agency
  • Be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA; and
  • Provide verification of enrollment prior to scholarship remittance

The Selection Process--Here’s How It Works:

  1. Please carefully read the requirements, eligibility, and terms above. Then, complete the application form and attach your written essay as a file in the proper format (Word or PDF).
  2. An internal panel of judges will review and select the scholarship recipient(s).
  3. Our team will notify the recipient(s) for the submission period via phone and email.
  4. Recipient will be required to notify VirtualJobShadow.com of acceptance of award according to the terms.
  5. VirtualJobShadow.com will remit the Career Exploration Scholarship funds directly to the institution attended.

    We look forward to your submission!

Additional Terms:

Submissions must be received by April 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. All submitted essays will become property of VirtualJobShadow.com and may be published, in whole or in part, on our website, social media accounts, or marketing materials. Employees of VirtualJobShadow.com and immediate families are not eligible. Recipients of scholarship are not eligible for future awards from VirtualJobShadow.com. Recipient must notify VirtualJobShadow.com of acceptance by email or post by July 20, 2018.

In addition to our educational scholarship and outreach, VirtualJobShadow.com provides career exploration resources for K-12, post-secondary institutions, and workforce development programs across the nation. We support a variety of related College and Career Readiness initiatives.