Entries Tagged as CKSF News
July 18, 2014 ·
The college HELP scholarship is in full effect. The Higher Education Life Preparation (HELP) scholarship will quiz college students on topics they should know before they graduate such as professional protocols, taxes and job search.
The career fact quizzes will run September through December and the financial quizzes will follow in January to April. Only 25% of the top scorers will move on to the championship rounds. If the student wins 1st place on either quizzes they will be the lucky winner of a $500 scholarship.
Common Knowledge Scholarship foundation (CKSF) is a non-profit organization that grants students scholarships without any strict requirements. No essays, no applications, and no required GPA. To learn more about this scholarship register on www.cksf.org.
July 03, 2014 ·
July 2014 - Scholarships and programs at CKSF are starting up full force! Students will once again have the opportunity to participate in the Auto Math Challenge for a chance to win a $250 scholarship and the National Auto Math Challenge Trophy. This time, there is a chance that there will be bigger prizes, as partnerships with different car companies seem to be in the near future.
CKSF’s new math scholarship program was a huge success. Auto Math was piloted in May 2014, and is a quiz with math questions based on cars, focusing on things like gas, car insurance and mileage. Many high school students are looking to purchase a car and need to learn about car maintenance, so finding a subject that relates to the audience is crucial in maintaining participation.
Next fall’s Auto Math Challenge, however, will be new and improved. Due to the success of the pilot, CKSF and our partners at Nova Southeastern University have decided to add an interesting twist. We are now introducing the ambassador program. High school students have been chosen from all over the country to develop the questions that will be in next year’s Auto Math Challenge. These students are also spreading the word about the Auto Math Challenge at their own schools as they volunteer to help create the questions.
Starting in the fall, high school students nationwide will have the opportunity to register for a chance to receive a $250 dollar scholarship, the national trophy, and more, simply by answering math questions created by other high school students.
June 26, 2014 ·
The Catcher in the Rye Scholarship is here and you can be the lucky person to win an electronic Amazon gift card. It doesn’t matter if you read the book once this scholarship is perfect for you. There will be four quizzes. Quiz 1 is chapters 1-7, Quiz 2 is chapters 8-14, Quiz 3 is chapters 15-20, and Quiz 4 is chapters 21-26.
The quizzes start August 4, 2014. 500 points can be won for each correct answer. Points are deducted depending on how long it will take you to answer each question. After the four quizzes there will be a Championship Round. Only 25% of participants make it to the Championship Round.
You won’t find this opportunity in many places. You can be the lucky winner to earn one of the electronic Amazon gift cards. I know I love to splurge on Amazon and now you can too!
June 26, 2014 ·
At the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation, scholarships are not the only programs running. This time, it is the CKSF’s internet safety program, and the winning schools have been determined.
The USA-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) internet safety program was originally created and given at Nova Southeastern University, by a partnership between the Fischler School of Education and CKSF. To this date, over 4,000 students have participated. This is the programs 9th year, and it is still going strong, with about 200 students registering every month. USA-SOS is a free program that teaches students about the dangers of the internet, while still keeping things fun. Students are introduced to topics like privacy, passwords, and “netiquette” through scavenger hunts that keep the learning experience interesting and exciting. Quizzes are given before and after the hunts, with the school’s team score calculated from the top 20 students’ post-quiz score.
This semester there were six winning schools, chosen out of all of the schools across the country, each from grade levels 3rd through 8th.
The following schools held the highest team scores:
3rd Grade: Creekside Elementary School in Spearfish, SD
4th Grade: Nohl Canyon Elementary School in Anaheim, CA
5th Grade: Glenwood Intermediate School in Canton, OH
6th Grade: Scullen Middle School in Naperville, IL
7th Grade: Cerro Villa Middle School in Villa Park, CA
8th Grade: Herbert A. Ammons Middle School in Miami, FL
Congratulations to all of the winning schools, who received a national trophy, and to all of the students who participated. CKSF has again successfully helped students across the country learn about internet safety while still making the learning experience fun and captivating.
June 10, 2014 ·
The Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation, known for developing and delivering free online quizzes, doesn’t take a rest. During the summer, the organization will be running the Common Knowledge Scholarship to give students who weren’t able to apply for scholarships during the school year the opportunity to earn a scholarship.
The Common Knowledge Scholarship offers the unique chance to earn a scholarship without having to go through neither a long application process nor the need to write an essay. The scholarship is available to all High school and college students, as well as out of school individuals.
How does it Work?
Participants will be quizzed on trivia and common knowledge questions. These questions can come from a wide variety of subjects including but not limited to literature, biology, and law. Each quiz takes no more than five minutes to complete and is completely web based. There are a series of challenge quizzes that can be taken up to June 20th. The quizzes are scored on time and accuracy and will be added up for a total score. The top 25% scoring students will then advance to a championship round where a winner will be determined. The winning student will receive a $250 scholarship to the university or college of his or her choice.
How Do I participate?
Participants must do a one-time, short registration with CKSF to take the online quizzes. To do so, sign up on www.cksf.org. Once registered, scholarships will be matched to ones interests and be available for students to take. Year round, CKSF offers many scholarships for all kinds of students, majors, and interest. For that reason, sign up with CKSF and start earning scholarship money today!
May 23, 2014 ·
May 22, 2014—The Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation’s “Think Green – Where Your Trash Goes Scholarship” exposed the hidden treasures found in Waste Management’s website yielding a high participation and registration rate on its debut.
CKSF is known for providing no essay scholarships through the use of fun, online quizzes, and providing financial awards to those who score the highest. Specifically, the “Think Green – Where Your Trash Goes Scholarship” is based on material found on the Waste Management Inc. website, www.thinkgreen.com . The scholarship was open to all high school, college, and out of school individuals in the United States. As a result, Stephani A. Prieto Salinas was able to win a $250 scholarship to the University of her Choice simply by knowing where your trash goes.
When asked about her thought on the scholarship, Stephani replied “[…] I feel like a genius because I know all this info about recycling, and different techniques that are out there when it comes to disposing trash.”
Along with providing the nation with recycling education, Waste Management is also a renewable energy provider and a firm believer in the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle concept. The company offers solutions to communities that will aid them in the goal of accumulating zero waste. CKSF aimed to have 20,000 students register for the quiz and in return had over 31,000 registered students! “Taking this quiz is not only helping a student earn scholarship money, but it is also helping each student who participates the opportunity to become more informed on the environmental issues surrounding them,” says CKSF president Daryl Hulce.
Students have a chance to earn a scholarship without being compared to other students in regards to GPA or essays, as our winner clearly states “The thing I liked the most about the scholarship is how it was such a unique topic. It’s not like any other scholarships out there. It was definitely a breath of fresh air from the common essay scholarships.”
The Think Green Scholarship has made an impact. As garbage comes in, money is coming out. Luckily, the Think Green Scholarship is one of many quiz competitions that the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation has to offer. To get involved, register for an account on www.cksf.org and get started right away!
About Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation
Developed and administered at Nova Southeastern University's Fischler School of Education, the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF) creates unique opportunities for students of all ages by awarding scholarships and prizes through the use of Internet-based quiz competitions. Students who answer the greatest number of questions correctly in the shortest amount of time are declared contest winners. Since 2001, CKSF has awarded over $350,000 to 800 participants in the United States. CKSF scholarships can be used at the school of the winners' choice. For more information on CKSF, please visit http://www.cksf.org.
March 18, 2014 ·
Have you ever wondered where your trash goes? The staff at the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation wanted to know, and thanks to Belen Perez, environmental sciences major and Jennifer Coley, a marine biology major, our fellow CKSF employees, we not only figured it out, but found a way to share it with others. For this reason, CKSF developed the Think Green: Where Your Trash Goes Scholarship that is based on the recycling initiatives made by Waste Management Inc, the largest environmental solutions provider in North America.
"It’s an amazing feeling being able to create a scholarship that is meant to educate people and the importance of sustainability and recycling. With the educational material taken from Waste Management's website, I hope that individuals will enjoy studying for the quizzes as well as the opportunity to learn something new,” says Belen as she talks about her experience coordinating this scholarship.
The Where Your Trash Goes scholarship uses the educational material found on the Waste Management website, and has been made available to all high school, college, and out of school individuals for free without an essay or GPA requirement. This web-based quiz competition scholarship takes less than 5 minutes to complete by simply logging in to cskf.org and registering for an account. The first place winner, which will be determined by the highest quiz score measured by time and accuracy, will earn a $250 scholarship to the college or university of his or her choosing.
There are two 15-question quizzes in the challenge round followed by a championship round to the individuals that score in the top 25%.
In a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage – leaving a legacy of 90,000 pounds of trash for his or her children and if that wasn’t enough Americans throw away enough office paper annually to build a wall 12 feet high, stretching from Los Angeles to New York City. Sustainability, recycling, and bioremediation, are key elements to the continuing function of our landfills.
The time to be informed is now! All it takes is a desire to make our earth a better place to live – today and for future generations – plus a commitment from each of us who feels a responsibility to our shared environment. So log onto www.cksf.org and take the quiz. It’s the first step in making a difference and possibly earning scholarship money at the same time.
March 18, 2014 ·
After a long hard day of studying and working, no student or parent wants to sit down and write an essay on the journey that is life! Instead they would rather indulge in a piece of chocolate or a cup of hot cocoa. These relaxation habits were our inspiration for this new scholarship, cleverly titled “The Chocolate Scholarship”.
We, the staff at CKSF, took inspiration for this scholarship from our other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) projects to combine the activity (in this case eating chocolate) with a fun education about the technical and scientific details behind chocolate. You will learn the chocolatier’s vocabulary, the chemistry of the chocolate, the health effects of eating chocolate and so much more.
To gain this knowledge, all you have to do is visit our webpage and cheat sheet where you will learn about the magic behind the chocolate that you so casually eat every day. Did you know that chocolate is a seed that grows on the trunk of a tree? It has organic molecules and it takes physics to change it from a liquid in a solid chocolate bar. After learning all about the fun scientific background of chocolate, you take a quiz on the information you learned, you can even refer back to the cheat sheet and webpage during the quiz. If you know the chocolate facts better than anyone else and get the highest score, you win! Winning this scholarship not only comes with bragging rights but you will also get a $250 scholarship to pay for your own or your child’s tuition! How great is that? (Very great!)
January 23, 2014 ·
Our winner from the UPENN College of Nursing, Raechal Fotusky, has received the full $1,000 back for her tuition for her Anatomy & Physiology course!
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December 27, 2013 ·
University101.com and the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation are teaming up to bring college students "Movie Monday." On the first Monday of each month a new movie quiz will be available at www.cksf.org.
Unlike other quizzes offered by the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation, Movie Monday is a fun movie trivia challenge that ends in the high scorer winning tickets to the movies.
University101.com surveyed college students from across the country asking what they would most like to have as fun quizzes that result in prizes. The results of the survey are:
- T.V. Shows
- Register with the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation at www.cksf.org.
- Each quiz will automatically become available to you in your account.
- Review the list of movies at www.University101.com
- Login and take the quiz!