Why do you love being Catholic?
Back in March, we introduced our first Catholic Door Scholarship essay contest for college students with this question. The criteria were simple: Practicing Catholic? Current or entering college student? If so, tell us why you love our faith in 400-600 words, and you'll be entered to win up to $750 to offset the cost of college this coming school year.
Fast forward a few months, and the results are in…or they will be, with your help! We’ve picked the winner of the essay contest, who will receive $500 (1st place). It’s up to you readers, however, to pick the other winners by sharing their essays through social media. The essay that is shared by you most frequently from our blog (across all social media platforms) by the end of July will win $150 (2nd place), and the second most-shared essay will be awarded $100 (3rd place). In total, we're offering $750 worth of college scholarships for up to 3 lucky Catholic college students.
Thank you to all of you who submitted essays! We enjoyed reading about you and your faith, and it was certainly difficult to select only 4 finalists. As a thank you for participating, we are pleased to offer each participant a 10% discount from our online Catholic store. The winners will receive 25% off. All winners (essay contest and sharing contest) will be announced here on the Catholic Door Blog at the beginning of August. The essays are up on our blog (and below) – now start sharing! The finalists for the Catholic Door Scholarship are:
Good luck to you all, & God bless!