Questia Accepting College Scholarship Applications from Language Arts Students

Scholarship Named after Julia Corine Barnes, Winner of Questia’s Most Valuable Professor Competition

Chicago, IL, December 5, 2012Questia (, the premier online research and paper-writing tool for students, today announced that it is accepting college scholarship applications from language arts students. The new scholarship is named after Julia Corine Barnes, the winner of Questia’s Most Valuable Professor Competition.

In April of this year, Questia introduced their national competition, “Questia’s Most Valuable Professor,” as part of their ongoing dedication to education. College students from across the country nominated favorite professors they believed deserved the title of Most Valuable Professor (MVP). After public nominations and voting, Berry College’s Julia Corine Barnes won the first ever Most Valuable Professor Competition. In her honor, The Julia Corine Barnes Scholarship by Questia was created in which three students will be awarded $2,500 to put towards college expenses.

The Julia Corine Barnes Scholarship by Questia is open to all students pursuing a degree in language, linguistics or literature. To apply, students must submit a full application and a personal statement detailing what they are majoring in and what they hope to accomplish with their major. Questia is accepting applications now through January 31st. Following the submission period, Julia Corine Barnes will be selecting the three lucky scholarship winners. Please visit the Questia blog for complete scholarship details and further information on submitting an application for consideration.

In a survey, Questia asked college students who they look to for a college mentor and trustworthy academic advice, and more than half reported that it was a professor. Berry College student Marlon Blugh submitted the winning MVP nomination:

“Through my first two years in college, I have struggled to find my place. An unfamiliar atmosphere coupled with career uncertainties troubled me, but Sra. Barnes was always there to offer me guidance. Her kindness and compassion were incomparable and her optimism gave me life. Sra. Barnes’ willingness to go the extra mile is why she is my new academic advisor and why she deserves the MVP award.”

“I’m very honored that Marlon thought so highly as to nominate me for MVP,” says Barnes. “I’m so pleased to have won.” Questia has elected to sponsor this scholarship to help illustrate the importance of the hard-working professors that facilitate higher learning.

High school seniors and college students are encouraged to apply for consideration for one of the three Julia Corine Barnes Scholarships through the Questia blog


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