Everyone possesses unique talent. Some find their passion because of inspirations from their parents, coaches, friends or other serendipitous events. Bill Gates, billionaire turned professional philanthroper, attributes his passion in helping those in needs from his late mother. Phil Knight, founder of Nike, drew his entrepreneur spirit from his coach, Bill Bowerman, and friend Steve Prefontaine. Before Orville and Wilbur Wright successfully bootstrapped their dream to build the first flying machine, they were simply bicycle mechanics. Few, except their family, believed they had a chance against their well funded competitors. Despite all the technological advances, finding one’s talent and passion still take a bit of trial-and-error and serendipity. However, we believe everyone can find “it” if you persist.
To celebrate human’s gift of relentless innovation, MultiplyIQ is pleased to announce the MultiplyIQ Talent Scholarship of $1,000. College students are invited to submit stories of their journey of talent and passion discovery. Share with us the inspirations and events that shape what you love to learn and do. We hope these stories will inspire others and pass on the love of lifelong learning.
Scholarship Details and Rules
What is the prize of the scholarship?
$1,000 for the winner; All finalists will receive recognition certificates.
Who can apply for the scholarship?
Graduate and undergraduate students in the U.S. (U.S. territories are excluded.)
Please submit an essay (maximum 2000 words) in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format. You should discuss the persons or events giving inspiration in your journey of talent and passion discovery. All submissions must be original. Only one submission is allowed per applicant. MultiplyIQ’s scholarship committee will review all submissions and the winner will be chosen based on the essay’s originality and creativity.
Please submit the scholarship application by February 19, 2018 5:00pm ET. We will announce five to twenty finalists on February 23, 2018. One scholarship winner will be announced on April 9, 2018.
The winner may not apply for another scholarship again. The winner will be paid via Paypal one week after the announcement.
Applicant information is never shared or sold. We will not charge or ask for any fees from any student for the scholarship application. By applying for this scholarship, you give us the permission to confirm your admission and attendance by contacting your education institute. You also grant us the permission to contact you to confirm your application and post your name, your school’s name, and your essay on multiplyiq.com if you are in the final round of the scholarship. MultiplyIQ reserves the exclusive rights to publish any of the submitted essays and extend the application deadline. For terms of service related to multiplyiq.com, please visit this page.