Love to bike? This passion could win you a $1,000 scholarship

Do you think you can talk about bikes? Then this scholarship is for you

Bikes are a big part of your life? Then you’ll surely have a lot of fun applying for this scholarship offered by ApexBikes

You might have noticed this too, but as online education is continuously gaining popularity, the number of online degree programs is increasing steadily. That’s why you might find that making the decision of which online college course of program to pursue might seem daunting at first.

But as you research online degree programs you must set some standards. For example, you should only apply for an accredited online program. Only accredited educational institutions lead to an academically certified degree which will be accepted by your future employer.

For this particular reason, you need to make absolutely sure than your online college course is offered by an accredited university that received its certification from a recognized accreditation agency. This agency’s goal is to investigate whether the educational establishment is offering quality services, on par with current academic standards. Most universities will post information regarding their accreditation (it’s something to be proud of) on their website, but if you can’t find any you should consider it a red flag.

Another aspect you need to be on the lookout for is the quality of student support services at your online university of choice, as it often influences the success or failure of your studies. For example, you need to know things like: Is it easy to arrange a personal appointment with a tutor or teacher if needed? or Are questions answered immediately or do you have to wait for several days in order to get an answer?

What about the digital learning environment? Before spending money on a certain university degree make sure your online college offers an intuitive social platform and virtual campus that enable students to work together and support each other. It’s extremely important that you are able to seamlessly interact with other students while studying with an online degree, as online education can get quite lonely sometimes.

Lastly, there’s the issue of overall costs. And while distance learning programs are often more wallet-friendly than their traditional counterparts, as an online student you’re eligible to apply for all kinds of scholarships and grants. Unless expressly mentioned, online students can submit their application to all the scholarships available for standard students. Here’s an example:

Apex Bikes is looking to award a $1,000 scholarship to a student who loves to bike. Actually, non-bikers can apply to if they are enrolled with an undergraduate or graduate program at the time of the application, but bikers do indeed have better chances to impress the committee.

How so? Well to win this scholarship you will have to write an original essay or create an infographic, review or video about bikes. Candidates are allowed to send up to three content submissions.

Submissions will be judged based on the quality and creativity of the contest, so make sure you proofread your text if you write it down, so you don’t risk getting disqualified over spelling or grammar mistakes.

The deadline for this scholarship is December 31, 2017. If you miss it, don’t worry – you’ll be able to apply again next year.


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