Spring is almost here, and with that comes sunnier days, warmer weather, fresh flowers, and midterms.
It can be stressful to think about studying and preparing for midterm exams and projects while also figuring out how to find scholarship opportunities to help you pay for school. But what if I told you there’s a way to do both?
Since our competitions don’t require any essays or resumes, a lot of what you’re working on for class midterms can help you create something unique and exciting to submit! For example, if you are taking a Computer Science class, chances are that in addition to your midterm exam, you’ll have some sort of project to turn in, too.
Computer Science Midterms
Right now, we have two competitions live on our platform that you could easily use for a class project for! Both “Your App is Toast” and “Code Your Resume” are focused on programming or computer science fundamentals. If you’re looking for inspiration for a class project, there you go.
For those of you studying Marketing or Advertising, “Pitch-ure Perfect School” is the competition for you! You can use the concepts and ideas that you are studying to ace your midterms and apply them to create an amazing pitch for your college or university. Sometimes reading something and creating flashcards isn’t enough, and applying these concepts to a real world example might help you really grasp them before taking on your midterm.
For All Midterms
If you’re studying something particularly interesting that you found yourself especially good at in one of your classes, you can also use that to create a submission for “Teach Me How to Doughie,” a new competition where you get to create a presentation about anything that you know you do well, and then film yourself presenting it. Whether you’re taking a really cool graphic design course, learning a new language, or studying a specific genre of music, there are lots of great subjects that you can teach us about for this one.
Why Put In the Time?
If you need a study break but want to keep your brain and creativity going, why not use that time to peruse our competitions and find one that looks interesting to you, and take some time to work on an awesome submission instead? Studies have shown that you should try to take a study break every 50–90 minutes or so, for about 15–20 minutes at a time. These breaks can be a great time to start to draft up your submission idea for whichever competition you’ve decided to apply to.
It’s understandable that this time of year can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. By taking the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone by preparing for your midterms and submitting to a scholarship competition, you can help to alleviate a lot of stress and give yourself a little less work to do. So, take a deep breath, look to your classes and our competitions for inspiration, and remember — you’ve got this! Good luck!