The $500 TTG Scholarship

It gives The Tactical Guru Team immense pleasure knowing we can help students achieve their educational goals.  We are offering a $500 scholarship to one winner of our survival essay contest. The scholarship is available to any undergraduate and postgraduate college student. The $500 scholarship grant can be used toward course materials, books, and other educational resources.

How To Apply:

Essay Topic & Length

If you’d like a shot a winning, you must:

Submit a 750-1000 word essay on the following topic:

Scenario: You’re alone and lost in a remote forest. You must survive ten (10) days before a rescue team finds you (assume that you have enough water to survive).

For this essay, choose the 5 MOST IMPORTANT survival gear or tools you would bring in order to survive. Explain why you selected each one.  

Examples of Survival Gear/Tools:

Eligibility Requirements

If you are enrolled or will be enrolled in a college, university, or trade school, you may apply for this scholarship.

What We Are Looking For

Your essay must express your opinion in a thought-provoking and creative way. We are looking for an original, well-researched, and convincing piece of content.

Submission Guidelines

After you’ve completed the essay, send it as an attachment to Your article can be submitted as a PDF (preferred) or a Word Doc.

You should also include the following information:

  • Your full name, telephone number, and mailing address
  • The name of your academic institution (If you have been accepted to a school but haven’t started classes yet, include the name of the school you will be attending.)
  • Proof of enrollment
  • Your area of study
  • Applicants should also provide a link to their Facebook profile. (Optional)

By submitting your essay to The Tactical Guru, you grant us permission to use your content on our website for marketing and promotional purposes.


The submission deadline is Jan 20, 2017. The winner will be selected on Jan 31, 2017 and notified via return email. The prize must be claimed within 1 month of the announcement date, after which another winner will be chosen. We run our scholarship program a few times a year.

We look forward to reading your submissions!

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