We would like to congratulate the winners of the 2016 TopAdvisor Scholarship: Grant Kleiman of Southwest Minnesota State University and Michelle Lo of the University of Oregon! Thank you again to everyone who applied.

TopAdvisor provides business professionals the tools they need to compare and contrast top-ranking software solutions. Our detailed solution profiles and wide-ranging listings simplify the complex world of business software, helping professionals everywhere make educated decisions that improve the efficiency and profitability of their businesses.


To have the chance to win a $1,000 TopAdvisor Scholarship, write an original 700- to 1,000-word essay based on one of the topics below:

Topic One

At TopAdvisor, we understand the power education has to change people’s lives for the better. We help businesses make smart software choices by providing thorough buyer’s guides, detailed solution descriptions, and informational articles. As a student, you don’t just take away insightful information from your courses—you give back by sharing what you learn with others.

Describe a situation in which you helped someone learn a valuable lesson. How did you learn that lesson? What method did you use to teach others? What was the result?

Topic Two

Searching for the right business software solution is much like searching for the right college—you have to weigh your needs against what different programs offer and determine which school will help you become the most successful. Online comparison tools can help you choose the right college, just like TopAdvisor helps businesses select the right software.

Describe how you compared colleges and what tools helped you make your final decision. How long did it take you to research different programs? What ultimately helped you make the right choice?

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Submit your essay and contact information by September 30th, 2016 in a .doc or .docx format to

In your email, don't forget to include:

Your Full Name

The University You Attend

Your Major

The Date You Expect to Graduate

Your Phone Number

Remember, each original, 700- to 1,000-word essay must be:

unique (we do not accept essays written for other scholarships or assignments!),

in .doc or .docx format, and

appropriate for publication.

In order to submit an essay, you must be enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university. Only one essay per applicant will be accepted.

medal first HOW WE DECIDE

Each essay will be judged by our TOP metrics:

Thorough and descriptive answers to the topic question of your choice

Original ideas and creative execution

Proper grammar and mechanics

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By submitting an essay in consideration of the TopAdvisor Scholarship, you certify that you understand the requirements of the scholarship and that you agree to allow TopAdvisor unlimited use of the content submitted.