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2003 Program Cancelled...

Though we remain committed to education and particularly to our core college student customers, we regret to report that we will not continue our scholarship contest in 2003.

BestBookBuys Scholarship Program

The Most Important Books College Students Should Read...


2002 Scholarship Contest:

What book should our political leaders read and why?

Grand Prize: $1,500
Five Runner-up Prizes: $300 each
Deadline: 15-Dec-2002

The winners of the Best Book Buys 2002 Scholarship Program were selected on 11-Mar-2003. The official winners were:

Grand Prize ($1,500):

Stephanie McCullough, St. John's College, Santa Fe
The Politics by Aristotle (click here to read essay)
Runners-Up ($300 each):
Raghav Chopra, Yale University
Art of War by Sun Tzu click here to read essay)

Arwen Joyce, Georgetown University Law Center
Islam Today: A Short Introduction to the Muslim World by Akbar S. Ahmed click here to read essay)

Benjamin King, Brigham Young University
Bowling Alone by Robert D. Putnam click here to read essay)

Luke Melone, Valencia Community College
1984 by George Orwell click here to read essay)

Alexander Provan, Brown University
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn click here to read essay)

Click here to see the top 20 most-recommended books. Congratulations to all of our winners! Thanks to all who entered -- we received 18,815 entries in the 2002 contest.

2002 Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Applicant must be enrolled in good standing as an undergraduate or graduate student attending an accredited college or university in the United States or its territories sometime between 01-Aug-2002 and 01-Feb-2003.
  2. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States. International students with valid visas are also eligible.
  3. Applicant cannot be a relative or friend of a Best Web Buys employee.
  4. Applicant must complete and submit an online application form through the Best Book Buys ® website by 15-Dec-2002. Applications submitted by email or postal mail will not be accepted.
  5. Past winners are not eligible.
  6. One application allowed per person.

2002 Contest Rules:

Judges will look for essays that are articulate, compelling, well organized and use correct spelling and grammar. The decision of the judges will be final.

  • Essays must not exceed 500 words.
  • Best Book Buys will not award scholarships to applicants who do not meet eligibility requirements.
  • All information on the application must be accurate and complete.
  • Essays must be the original work of the applicant.
  • The scholarship will be paid directly to the winner. Payment of awards will be contingent upon receipt of verification that the applicant meets all of the eligibility requirements.
  • Best Book Buys scholarships are awarded without regard to race, sex, religion, age, or national origin.
  • All submitted book recommendations and essays become the property of Best Web Buys, Inc. and may be used for publicity, publication, or as content for the Best Web Buys web site. Applicants' names may also be used for publicity purposes.
  • Winners will be notified by email or mail by 25-Feb-2003. Winners will be announced on the Best Book Buys website on 11-Mar-2003.

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