The MightyGoods Writing Scholarship Award

Here at MightyGoods we are happy to announce the winnner of the 2018 scholarship award!

The $500 award goes to Marwa Darwich who’s completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Management at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada.

Marwa is awarded for her great essay titled “The Story of a Girl, a Wager, and the Search for The Perfect Bag Pack”.

This page will be updated when we are ready to announce the next scholarship award.


Mighty Goods is all about the bags you need for your everyday life and for traveling all over the world!

To help people find the best bags for their adventures, we collect data about thousands of bag reviews. We then use the data to create dynamic top lists like this daypack list and this hiking backpack list.

The scholarship

We love our data-based lists, but we also want to hear what you have to say, give you a chance to share your story and exhibit your writing skills in this area!

We have therefore created the Mighty Goods scholarship for students with a story to share.

Every year in October, we award $500 to the student who submit the very best essay about the bag they use for adventure, travel or maybe just for everyday life and school.

The essay must cover why/how you got the bag, what you think about the bag and how you use it for your everyday life, travel, etc.

Bonus points if your essay also shares a great story about your bag. For example how it has helped you in some tight situation or how it broke at the worst possible moment.

Scholarship award poster

How to apply for the award

1) Read the guidelines and notes below.
2) Fill out the form below.
3) When you have filled out the form, you will receive an email from us.
4) Reply to the email with your essay.

The scholarship is open for students from all over the world. Deadline for submissions is September 30th, 2018.

About your essay

  • Your essay can be about any bag that you have experience using. It can be your favorite bag for adventure, for travel, for school or for your favorite sport. It’s really up to you what bag you want to write about.
  • Your essay must mention the brand and model of the bag. Essays that doesn’t mention a specific model from a specific brand will not be considered for the award (examples of valid brands and models here).
  • It’s not necessary to include photos and illustrations in your essay, but you are welcome to do so if you have relevant photos/illustrations you want to use to improve your changes of winning the award.
  • Essays that are less than 600 words long will not be considered for the award.

Important notes

  • Be aware that the essay you submit must be your own work that haven’t been posted anywhere else. It is your responsibility that you don’t submit any copyrighted work.
  • It is your responsibility that you have the rights to share any photos and illustrations you put in your essay + the rights to let us publish the photos and illustrations on our site (mightygoods.com).
  • When you submit your essay, you give MightyGoods rights to publish your work on our site and on social media etc.
  • When you submit your essay, you also give MightyGoods rights to do light editing (split up long paragraphs, fix grammar mistakes, insert links to mentioned bags/brands, etc.)
  • You will be credited for your submission if/when we publish it (i.e. we will put your name below your published submission, but we will not link to any sites, social media profiles, etc.)
  • You are welcome to make more than 1 submission in order to improve your chances of winning the award.
  • All commucation about the scholarship will be done by email. Please write to [email protected] if you have any questions about the scholarship.
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