Inspired to Greatness Scholarship

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At, we’ve been inspired by many great teachers over the years. Which teacher has inspired you the most? We want to hear!

Each fall, we award a $1000 scholarship to a student submitting a video in which they describe the teacher who’s inspired them the most or had the biggest impact on their lives. Students must be U.S. citizens and enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. Entry is open to all majors and degree programs.


Entries will be evaluated based on these categories.

  • What you think is important about inspiration
  • Specificity of detail about who inspired you and how they did it
  • What the teacher caused you to do differently in your life
  • How you plan to be an inspiration to others

Entry Requirements

To enter, applicants must do the following.

1. Post a video of themselves of 5 minutes or less on YouTube talking about the teacher who’s inspired them the most.

2. Include the following in the YouTube video title: “Best College Reviews Teachers Who Inspire Us Scholarship”

3. Include a link to in the description of your video on YouTube:, along with your name and the name of the teacher who inspired you and the school where they taught.

4. Send us an email at In your email, include the following.

  • a link to the video on YouTube
  • a statement attesting that you are a U.S. citizen
  • the name of the accredited U.S. college or university you’ll be attending in the fall
  • your name and email address

Don’t forget to share your video on social media, tag your teacher, and encourage your friends and family to comment and share! Use the tag #teacherswhoinspire.


Entries must include all required information as outlined above. Entries not including the required information cannot be considered. Only awardees will be notified by email. Awardees not responding to the notification email within 7 days will forfeit their award, and we will select a new awardee. Entrants agree that may use their video for promotional purposes. Checks will be mailed to the financial aid office at the winner’s college or university.

Application deadline

August 15

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