eSchoolView opened the registration window for its Web Design & Development Scholarship on September 1st. Eight scholarships will be distributed, totaling $15,000.

The Columbus, Ohio based educational software company develops websites for schools using its affordable Content Management System (CMS). Other K-12 products offered include an emergency notification system, online forms, a parent portal dashboard, facility rental software and an event registration tool. Once bundled together, these powerful tools save school districts resources and improve communication.

The scholarships are an essential part of Investing In Our Future, a program eSchoolView established that dedicates more than $35,000 towards helping students develop 21st century skills, prepare for the future, and help define their career path. Aside from awarding scholarships, the program also teaches coding classes, provides internship opportunities and develops local levy sites for school districts during election time.

The Web Design & Development Scholarship is available to any high school senior across the country interested in pursuing graphic design, web design or development. Students that enter the contest will be required to develop a homepage and one interior page for a website that does not currently exist. The website should be related to a school class or club and needs to reflect a collaborative effort between a “client” and the student as the developer. The client can be a number of different people including a teacher, an administrator, or a professional in the field.

Students must submit a log of meetings with their client as well as the budget that they followed—this should include a simple breakdown of the design, development, hosting and maintenance cost for their website. A written essay must be submitted describing the process students followed in order to meet their client’s needs, why those chose the contest and why they deserve the scholarship. A letter of recommendation is also mandatory. Register here.

All submissions are graded by a third party panel of judges that are professionals in the field. Each contest is graded using the same scoring rubric.

eSchoolView’s Web Design & Development Scholarship helps students focus on a career path by simulating a true work environment where students are required to design and develop and website for a client. The contest for the 2014-2015 school year opened September 1st and all Submissions are due February 1, 2015. Please email with any questions you may have.

eSchoolView builds custom websites for all K-12 schools—public, private and charter—with its easy-to-use Content Management System (CMS) and other integrated software.

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Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.