2014 MAP-Works Scholarship

The MAP-Works Scholarship is a national essay contest for first and second-year college students who have participated in the MAP-Works program. This scholarship is intended to help students reduce the cost of a college education. Up to three $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to students who submit winning essays detailing how MAP-Works enabled them to learn about themselves, apply feedback from their student reports, interact with Direct-Connect faculty/staff, and adjust their academic behaviors effectively.

In order to be eligible for and receive the MAP-Works Scholarship, students must:

  • Attend a college/university that is a current MAP-Works customer
  • Be currently enrolled at a college/university and plan to be enrolled at a college/university in the 2014/15 academic year
  • Have participated in at least one MAP-Works survey
  • Complete an application cover page
  • Submit an essay of no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words addressing one of the following three essay questions. (Please do not include your institution name in the essay)

We are now accepting applications for the 2014 MAP-Works Scholarship Awards.  The deadline to submit your application is Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  Please email Nate.Cole@macmillan.com with questions.

Application Cover Page
Scholarship Application
Official Application Rules

Excellence Awards

Eight institutions have been selected to receive recognition through a 2014 MAP-Works Excellence Award:

Submitted by
Northern Illinois University Randi Napientek
Indiana State University Stephanie Pearcy
MCPHS University Randi Korn
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Keri Duce
University of San Diego Dayanne Izmirian
Iowa State University Sylvester Gaskin
University of Northern Colorado Whitney Newman
University of Iowa Michelle Cohenour

We wish to thank and recognize the distinguished Review Committee for their time and effort in the selection process.

2014 MAP-Works Excellence Awards Review Team
Sarah Martin Director of Client Services Macmillan New Ventures
Dr. Jennifer Hodges Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies University of North Texas
Dr. Brent Drake Assistant Vice President and Director of Enrollment Management Purdue University
Marsha Miller Assistant Director, Resources & Services;  Editorial Board, The NACADA Journal National Academic Advising Association
Dr. Molly Schaller Chair and Associate Professor,
Department of Counselor Education and Human Services
University of Dayton
Dr. Randy Swing Executive Director Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
Stuart Hunter Associate Vice President and Executive Director for University 101 Programs National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition: University of South Carolina
Dr. Tom Grites Assistant to the Provost Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Dr. Victor M. H.  Borden Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Indiana University Bloomington
Dr. Joe Cuseo Educational Advisor AVID for Higher Education
Jeanne Heston Director of Marketing EBI MAP-Works
Sharon LaDay Vice President of Business Development Macmillan New Ventures