America’s Top TAs
In spring of this year, we at CengageBrain introduced our national competition, America’s Top TA, as part of our ongoing dedication to education. College students from across the U.S. were given the opportunity to recognize the teaching assistants (TAs) who have had the greatest impact on their education. For the grand prize, we pledged to establish three $2,500 scholarships in the winning TA’s name, and our winner earned the duty of determining the scholarship criteria and ultimately selecting the scholarship recipients.
After much anticipation, the time to apply for The Top TA Scholarship by CengageBrain has finally arrived!
Saving for college is never an easy feat! In fact, according to Forbes.com, students who borrowed for college and earned bachelor’s degrees in 2012 graduated with an average $27,253 in student loan debt, up from $26,000 in 2011. And that total is on the up and up each year. CengageBrain has chosen to sponsor these scholarships to help illustrate the importance of a college education as well as the hard-working teaching assistants that facilitate higher learning.
So, now it’s the students’ turn for their chance at getting their hands on one of these three $2,500 scholarships! The Top TA Scholarship by CengageBrain is open to all students pursuing a degree in medical research, science or engineering. CengageBrain is accepting applications now through January 31st, 2014.
Top TAs and their field of study
- Mioy T. Huynh: STEM field (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
- Cameron Keif: Software engineering and development
- Megan Sugrue: Pre-Healthcare (i.e. Pre-Nursing, Pre-Med, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Dental)
Don’t be late
Students will have until January 31, 2014, to submit all necessary information in order to be eligible. If there are any missing pieces of additional information on said date, the result will be an “incomplete” application and will not be considered for scholarship.
The Top TA Scholarship is non-renewable and is for the year awarded only. The Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc. (CSA), a non-profit and independent organization, will facilitate and narrow down the finalists. From there, the three lucky scholarship winners will be selected by the TAs themselves. Stay tuned until spring 2014, when the scholarship winners’ names will be announced. Congratulations again to America’s Top TAs, and a big thank you to teaching assistants everywhere! Best of luck to all the applicants!