CollegePlus! is an on-line Christian based college program. Many of their students graduate with their degrees in half the time of a traditional mortar building college. They combine schooling with work and volunteering. You can find out more about this unique approach to college at their website

Right now, they are offering a chance to win one of two scholarships. Both are valued at $2699 which covers the first year of tuition. This contest is open to all high schoolers age 15 and up. Everyone who enters will receive an automatic $250 scholarship to CollegePlus!.

The essay can be in the form of a traditional written essay OR it can be a video essay. The video essay opens this contest up to a whole group that either can stand writing or perhaps it just isn’t their strongest suit. There are additional bonuses for those doing the video format as an essay. They have a chance to receive an iTunes gift card and they have a chance to win a Flip Mino HD digital camcorder.

All submissions must be to CollegePlus! by midnight central standard time (CST) on Monday, February 22, 2010. The winners will be selected on Wednesday, February 24, 2010. So, there will not be a long waiting period to find out who won.

So, what is the topic of this essay? “How Would You Revolutionize Higher Education?” This is a chance for our students to express how they would revolutionize the higher education system. We all know that homeschooling works for the typical grades for school (k-12). Then the choice is to send them to a college that returns to the traditional format thought of when you say “school”. Is this a good way to educate our children when they graduate high school? What does your child think? What would they like to see?

To find out the rules for this contest and how to submit either the written or video format, please go to

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Written by: Susan Harris News Editor

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