ZipRecruiter Launches Monthly $1,000 College Scholarship Cover Letter Contest

Each month, students can win money for college by showcasing skills in unique, creative ways

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--()--ZipRecruiter, the fastest-growing hiring solution in the U.S., is launching a monthly cover letter challenge for college students with a $1,000 scholarship prize. The contest is designed to help college students hone their cover letter skills, gain valuable experience as they prepare to enter the workforce – and win money.

With more than 8 million jobs posted in 2015, a 6 million-strong resume database and 25 million personalized email job alerts sent daily, ZipRecruiter helps job candidates get hired across a diverse spectrum of highly sought-after industries, such as accounting and nursing. The company wants to use its experience working with talent and HR professionals to help students create cover letters that will instantly stand out.

About the challenge
The days of the traditional cover letter are gone, but there’s no denying the power of a well-crafted introduction that demonstrates passion, work ethic and unique qualifications. No hiring manager or business owner will pass up the opportunity to meet someone who makes a strong first impression. Applicants can showcase their qualifications and wide-ranging creativity by creating written essays, videos, songs and any other media that express each individual’s personality, experience and goals.

Each month, ZipRecruiter will choose five finalists to present to a panel of judges who will select a winner. Particularly creative entries will also be shared at and at

Requirements for entry
Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in the 2015-2016 school year at a college or university and show proof of enrollment; and
  • Be authorized to work in the U.S.

The deadline for monthly submissions is the last day of each month. Visit the ZipRecruiter website at to learn more.

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About ZipRecruiter
ZipRecruiter is the fastest and easiest way to hire, empowering job candidates to thrive by connecting them with top businesses everywhere. Our mission is to make the experience of finding the right job and finding the right team member a delight. We're the fastest-growing hiring solution in the U.S., helping a half-million businesses of all sizes build great teams. Visit us at


Erin Rohr, 617-236-0500


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ZipRecruiter is launching a monthly cover letter challenge for college students with a $1,000 scholarship prize.