Zippia's Annual Dream Job Scholarship Contest
Zippia Scholarship

Zippia Dream Job Scholarship

February 1st

Application Open

December 31st

Application Closed

January 2021

Winners Announced

Send your essay in the body of the email (no attachments) to with the subject line: "My Dream Job Scholarship Contest Entry".
Terms And Conditions Apply

Who Can Apply

Open to everyone 18 years of age or older.

How It Works

  1. Tell us in 500 words or less, what your dream job would be. Describe your dream job to us and tell us WHY this is your dream job. Consider the following in your essay:
    • Why is this your dream job?
    • Is it more about money or happiness? Or both?
    • What are you doing to reach your dream job goal?
  2. Our staff will choose one (1) winner.
  3. Your essay will appear on our website so everyone can be inspired by your vision.
  4. Open to any college, university, associates program, junior college, vocational school, or high school students.
  5. Send your essay in the body of the email (no attachments) to with the subject line: "My Dream Job Scholarship Contest Entry"


No purchase necessary. Skill contest. Must be US resident. See official rules for complete details.

Example Dream Job Essays

My dream job would be to work as a researcher in the environmental science field.

Specifically my dream job would be to work at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, doing research on climate change or ecosystems. The environment is important to me and I have been working hard to make this dream a reality.

The ocean has always been a part of my life. Nearly daily I am either sailing in the bay with the Islander Sailing team or surfing at the beach at the Shores. After being in the ocean for so long I began to notice things that others may not, mainly pollution. After every rain the ocean smells like it's sick from the residential runoff. Each year there is more and more trash floating in the water. As long as I can remember the bay was a place you never ate the fish you caught. There are an array of problems that affect our part of the ocean here in San Diego, but too few people notice. It hurt me that such a huge component of my life was not being cared for, and that this was happening on a global scale. I tried my best to do what I could to help the environment, but my efforts alone are not enough to fix the problem. I decided that I want to make a career out of working on solving our negative impacts on the environment. Working as a research biologist for NOAA is a career that would achieve this goal.

My dream is to become a quantitative analyst.

Patterns and math fascinate me. Math has been my favorite school subject starting in elementary school, and I have always sought to take the most challenging math courses I could. Recently, I’ve enjoyed computer science and discovering the patterns and math similarities within computer science. Additionally, the inconsistencies and complex trends in the stock market capture my interest--this inspired me to save up my money for a year and purchase stocks for myself.

Daily, I check to see how they are doing and enjoy comparing their performances to those of other stocks in the market, or how their year-long growth differentiates from the market as a whole’s year-long growth. For a while, I have known that I would like to have a job that deals with the stock market at some point in my life, but I didn’t see myself working as a traditional banker or broker. I realized that I want more of a math and science aspect to the "stereotypical" Wall Street job.


December 31, 2020 at 11:00 PM EST

The winner will be contacted directly.