Announces The New Spring 2013 College Essay Scholarship Contest is Open

San Leandro, California (EastBayDaily) —, the internet book buying site where people can sell back their used textbooks and books online, announce they are once again accepting essay application submissions for their popular ongoing scholarship contest for college students. The Sell Used Books College Essay Scholarship was first created in 2010 as a way for the company to “give back” and to help full time college students cope with the ever rising cost of education. Since it’s inception, it continues to be successfully run twice each year, first in the Spring Semester, and then again later in the Fall. The Spring 2013 grand prize winner will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize. Eligible applicants seeking more information about applying for the Spring 2013 contest are encouraged to visit the company website to review the guidelines, and to look at some of the previous winners profiles at

The scholarship contest is open to full-time college and university students, who are presently enrolled for the Spring 2013 semester. In addition, to qualify they must meet the age requirement of 18 years of age or older, and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident. Essays will only be accepted if they are submitted directly using the company website, and to be eligible for consideration, must be received on or before April 30, 2013 (midnight, P.S.T.). The winner of the grand prize award will first be announced on the company website home page, under the heading “scholarship news and information” on or before May 21, 2013, and then later officially announced in a press release.

Students who would like to enter must submit an essay entry of 750-1,250 words through the SellUsedBooks online contest form before the deadline and must follow all of the required contest stipulations. The topic for the Spring 2013 contests asks, “"What is your chosen major and why did you choose it? Name some reasons why your major is important to you and detail some of the things which have led you towards this path.” The essays will be evaluated by an impartial company in-house panel and will be judged by the strength of choice and development, grammar and spelling, strong support and organization. Only one entry may be submitted per eligible student and any misuse to any of the official rules will result in immediate disqualification.

“The support we continue to receive from all of the universities to help us promote this opportunity to their students is a very special thing” says Andrew Ha, Marketing Specialist. “I am so appreciative for all of the positive feedback we receive from the students and am proud to be affiliated with this scholarship.”

The grand prize winner will receive the Scholarship cash prize of one thousand dollars, which will be paid in a check made payable directly to the scholarship prize recipient. This prize cannot be transferred, assigned, or changed. If SellUsedBooks is unable to get in touch with winning student with a designated time, the next runner-up entry will then be notified and awarded the prize. The contest award is contingent upon full compliance with all of the official rules. More detailed information and specific contest rules are available at the company web site scholarship page. is an online site which allows users to easily sell books for cash by computer in one simple transaction. Eligible students who would like to apply to the Spring 2013 Sell Used Books College Essay Contest may do so by visiting the company webpage: Sell Used Books College Essay Application.


Andrew Ha