FitnessGoals.com is awarding a $500 grant to one inspirational and health-focused student.
Rules and Requirements
Essay Topics

Aside from hitting the books (and weight room), what are you passionate about? Do you obsess over the latest fitness trends on campus? Delve into the research on the most effective glute exercises? What about the effects of nutrition and sleep on academic performance (those all-nighters and double-shot grandes may not be all they’re cracked up to be)?

Your essay topic should be something that gets you excited, that will get your peers excited about health and fitness. Stereotypical college life is anything but healthy, be the one that brings change to your campus. Be creative and unique, write about a topic that will make us take a second look at you and encourage healthful change on your campus!

All current full-time undergraduate students can apply

Enrolled in an accredted college or university

Minimum GPA of 3.0

Essay should be between 750 and 1,000 words

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2017

Community Involvement

In addition to your essay, you must participate in some kind of community involvement activity. The more impactful, the better.

  • You can choose to join an existing organization that already benefits your campus or community.
  • Design your own community involvement program. Again, this can benefit your community as a whole or solely impact students on your campus.
  • If you’re already part of a club or organization, tell us what you do to make your community and/or campus a healthier place.

Whichever route you decide to take, make sure you’re making a positive impact on the health, fitness and well-being of yourself and your peers.

Types of Research Design
The list below offers you a number of possible research designs.
Choose one (fixed design) or combine different types (flexible design).
  • Descriptive (e.g., case-study, naturalistic observation, survey)
  • Correlational (e.g., case-control study, observational study)
  • Semi-experimental (e.g., field experiment, quasi-experiment)
  • Experimental (experiment with random assignment)
  • Review (literature review, systematic review)
  • Meta-analytic (meta-analysis)
Write Your Essay
The essay must include your informal research proposal. Please keep the essay between 750 and 1,500 words.
Submit Entry Online
When you've completed your essay, please submit it online, along with a copy of your student ID and a current transcript.
Provide Proof of Enrollment
FitnessGoals.com will contact the finalists and request official college transcripts to verify academic eligibility.
Selection Process and Winner Announcement
How Will Winners Be Chosen?
Our judges will evaluate submissions based on attention to detail, uniqueness and creativity, and the quality of the community involvement.
When Will Winners Be Announced?
After every submission is assessed, the final winner will be announced on October 1, 2017.
Please thoroughly proofread your submissions. Grammatical errors and misspellings should be corrected prior to submitting your essay.
What Are the Judges Looking For?
Sabrina Chapman
“I would love to see someone who really gets in there and makes a difference...and has a compelling essay.”
Kim DelMonico
“A personal story written from a place the heart that shows how this individual conquered barriers that stood in their way.”
Jen Weir
“I'm looking for uniqueness and community involvement that has the potential to make a viable difference on your campus or in your community.”
Amanda Letchko
“A genuine interest for making a campus a healthier environment fueled by progressive and passionate thought.”
Scholarship Entry Form

Attach your essay in .doc or .pdf format only.

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