Two $5,000 Scholarships for campus tour guides

Campus tour guides have a superpower. They tell great campus stories. Those stories help convince prospective students to enroll.

In 2021, our scholarship program celebrated the unique storytelling skills of campus tour guides.

See our inspiring stories
scholarship celebrating campus tour guides

The application window for our scholarship program closed on May 1st, 2021.
We invite you to view the inspiring stories of our applicants on this page, or by visiting our YouTube Channel.

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How to apply

Show off your unique tour guide skills for a chance to win $5,000. Create your own video!

Create a short video that answers the prompt: Why enroll at my school? Be creative! Talk about your favorite campus experiences or tell stories that you feel might convince prospective students to enroll. Must be a US citizen, full-time student and campus tour guide.

Get your supervisor’s permission. Fill out the form and submit your materials.

You will need a letter from your supervisor that confirms your official role as a tour guide. Once you have it, prepare your video for submission and fill-out the form below. Register with your .edu email address from an accredited US school. Applications must be submitted before May 1st, 2021.

Upload your video, attach the letter from your  supervisor, and we’ll approve you!

Upload your video and a letter from your campus tour guide supervisor confirming that you are a part of the admissions team. We verify letters. Your video will be live once your files check-out ok. Supervisors can restrict videos after publishing.

Spread the news & gather likes! Results will be announced on June 1st, 2021.

Our two scholarships are awarded differently. One is awarded based on most likes for a video. So, once we publish your video on YouTube, gather likes and increase your chances to win! The second $5,000 scholarship is awarded by an independent panel of judges.

Read the complete Scholarship Rules
Scholarship Rules

The Winners Are

Highest Numbers of Likes

Ilaha Jalilova

New York Institute of Technology, New York

Judges Choice

Thomas Finegar

Bennington College, Vermont

Our Judges

With a combined 46 years of experience in higher education, our judges have passionately dedicated countless hours serving prospective students and their families throughout the enrollment process. Their years of experience have equipped them with valuable insights about the college search process and the factors involved for a student’s successful transition to college.

Since our scholarship program was designed to celebrate the storytelling skills of campus tour guides, our judges evaluated students based on their originality in speech, ability to evoke emotion, and clarity in presentation. While some of the videos included incredible audiovisual effects and were well edited, this was not the primary focus for evaluation.

We would like to thank all of our applicants for both their effort in submitting a video as well as their daily commitment to the important role of serving as a student ambassador.

Grace Sugg

Associate Director of Admissions, Meredith College

14 years in higher education

Adam Kinnick

Associate Director of Admissions, Ave Maria University

1 year in higher education

Anne Hart

Director of Financial Aid, Retired

21 years in higher education

Abigail Sanderson

Associate Director of Admissions, Franklin Pierce University

7 years in higher education

Sarah Hossain

Assistant Director of Admissions, Austin College

3 years in higher education

Participate in the voting process by "liking" your favorite video submissions through 11:59 pm EST on May 31st, 2021.
Winners will be announced here on June 1st.

Step 1

Create the video.
Before you start shooting your video, think back to the campus tours you hosted. What stories made your visitors laugh? What moments connected with them? What did you say, or show them, that made each tour most memorable for them?

Visitors will visit 3-7 schools. But your school is truly unique. Tell us why! No prospect falls in love with a classroom, library, or cafeteria. They fall in love with your campus culture, its people and its traditions.

If your video uses your awesome storytelling skills to tell your campus story, you will have the best shot at winning a scholarship!

Technical requirements for video:
- any video format (i.e. mp4, mov, etc)
- 5 minutes maximum length
- 1GB maximum size

Step 2

Fill-out your personal details.
Register with your .edu email address from any accredited US school.

Your tour guide's supervisor contact details.

*Mandatory field

Step 3

Use the fields below to tell us how you want your video to appear on YouTube. See reference at the end.

youtube guide for title and description

After you submit this form we will send you an email on your .edu address inviting you to upload your Video and Letter from supervisor. 
The application is not complete until you upload your materials.

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