Essay contest offers $100,000 for college

As I recall, writing an essay for school was not high on anyone's list of favorite things to do. But what if you could get paid for your efforts? Now were talking!

A contest from Family Dollar and Scotch-Brite gives kids a chance to win up to $25,000 for higher education. All you have to do is write an essay of 100-250 words that answers the question "How can higher education make a powerful difference in your life?"

You must be between the ages of 15 and 18 years to enter and a parent or legal guardian must give consent, review the official rules and sign the official entry form, if you are a minor. No purchase is necessary.