Tell us your story. To enter, describe...

"How my <subject> tutor changed my life."

Eligible subjects are these:

Math & Science | Engineering & Technology | Arts & Humanities | English or Language | Learning Differences

Win Money

Win $500

6 scholarships. One winner per subject. Awarded twice annually.

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Who is Eligible?

Graduate & undergraduate students enrolled in a U.S. college or university getting help from a tutor in one of six areas.

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How to Apply

Submit a creative-nonfiction essay on "How my <subject> tutor changed my life" to

How to Apply for the Scholarship Program:

  • Write a creative nonfiction essay describing how working with a tutor changed your life. It can be a current tutor, or a past tutor. Be sure to include the subject and use the following title: "How my <subject> tutor changed my life."
  • Submit your essay to by December 31 for Fall Term or by June 30 for Spring Term.
  • We’re looking for well-written and compelling stories. You can apply once per scholarship term. You can apply again in later terms, but your story must be different each time you apply.
  • Your scholarship application must include the following:
    • Term: <e.g. Spring 202x>
    • Subject: <e.g. Math or Nursing or Learning Challenge>
    • School: <name of school>
    • Name: <First, Last>
    • Phone: <xxx-xxx-xxxx>
    • Email: <your email address>
  • HeyTutor leadership selects winners from each subject category using a rubric to ensure judging consistency. We’re looking for well-written compelling (and true) stories that we can share on our website. You do not have to be a HeyTutor customer to win, but you do have to have a story to tell about how working with a tutor impacted your life in a positive way.
  • If you win…
    • HeyTutor will reach out to you by January 30 (for Fall) or June 30 (for Spring).
    • HeyTutor retains the right to publish all entries on, and may edit as needed before publishing.
    • HeyTutor may ask you for a quote about what winning the scholarship means to you
    • If possible, we would like to contact your tutor as well and ask them for a quote
    • If possible, HeyTutor and your school may release a joint announcement or press release celebrating your success.

How will applications
be reviewed?

Our team will manually review each essay/application submitted and list the winner on this page on the announcement date.

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NOTE: HeyTutor’s Privacy Policy for all scholarship applicants' submissions ensures that personal information will not be shared and is for our own internal use only. No information collected during this process will be given to third parties, but reserves the right to use the submitted articles as we wish.