Dr. Pepper Essay Contest

Dr. Pepper, Inc. is pleased to announce its scholarship program to U.S. residents between the ages of 18 and 24. To be entering in the contest, rally your friends to vote. Once you reach 50 votes, you are able to submit a video to inspire more fans. Four $100,000 tuition prizes (one at each Grand Prize Game), four $20,000 runner-up prizes (one per Grand Prize Game) and eight $2,500 consolation prizes will be given to the winning candidates.

Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. (DPSU) was a Plano, Texas-based soft-drink manufacturing company created by the merger of Dr. Pepper, Inc. and The 7 Up Company on May 19, 1986.


  • Must be at least 18 but no older than 24 on 12/2/16
  • You must be a U.S. legal resident of an Eligible State.
  • You are not eligible if you or a member of your immediate family or household (whether or not related) is an
  1. employee, officer or director of any Promotion Party, or
  2. Owner/operator or person responsible for purchasing or promotion decisions at retailers of Sponsor products.
  • You must not be an active NCAA collegiate athlete (any division) in any sport, nor played professional, semi-professional, or Division I collegiate football at any time

How to Apply:

The candidates must follow given steps, to be applying for 2016 Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Promotion & Contest

  • Connect with your Facebook account and authorize the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway application.
  • Ensure your full profile is completed by updating your profile with your most current city, major and university on your personal Facebook page.
  • Create your goal (“Goal”) by answering “Tell us how you’ll change the world in 350 characters or less.”
  • Rally your friends to vote. Participants can change or modify his/her goal up until the point he/she receive 50 votes, after which point the goal is locked
  • Those whose Goals receive 50 votes will automatically be invited to submit a video demonstrating why they deserve to be a Tuition Contestant in the format below (“Video”). If Sponsor has invited you to submit a Video, upload your Video and click on the “submit” button to complete the Video submission process. Videos must be submitted by the Tuition Video Submission Date.

Video Guidelines:

Videos must be:

  • In one of the following video types: .avi, .mov, .mpg, .mp4, mpeg or .wmv
  • No more than one (1) minute in length and 50 megabytes in size
  • Your original creation
  • Suitable for publication
  • Submitted in English

Award Amount:

16 Grand Prizes (4 for each Grand Prize Game): A trip for two (winner and guest) to one of the Grand Prize Games as a “Pass Contestant” to participate in the pass competition (“Half-Time Event”). ARV: ACC – $3,184, Big Ten – $3,241, Pac-12 – $2,999, SEC – $2,912. The Grand Prize also includes an opportunity to compete for one of the following:

  • Four (4) $100,000 Tuition Prizes (One at each Grand Prize Game): One Hundred Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($100,000) Tuition, payable as set forth in the Tuition Awards
  • Four (4) Runner-Up Prizes (One per Grand Prize Game): Twenty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($20,000) Tuition, payable as set forth in the Tuition Awards
  • Eight (8) Consolation Prizes (Two per Grand Prize Game): Two Thousand Five Hundred and No/100 Dollars ($2,500) Tuition, payable as set forth in the Tuition Awards

Application Deadline:

The contest opens on 8:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) August 15, 2016, and ends on 11:59 AM PT October 17, 2016.

Link for More Information:


Dr Pepper Million Dollar Tuition Giveaway

Award amount



JAN 16

Awards available


Scholarship title: Dr Pepper Million Dollar Tuition Giveaway

Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study


Every student deserves a chance to realize their potential. That's why Dr Pepper is awarding over $1,000,000 in tuition to help students across the country pursue their dreams.

The Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway has changed lives by awarding over $6 million dollars in tuition since 2008. With the challenges of rising tuition costs and studying full-time, we take pride in helping students achieve their goals.


If you’re a student between the ages of 18-24, you can tell us your one of a kind goal to enter for the chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition. You’ll be eligible to submit a video once you reach 50 votes. Dr Pepper will select finalists for a chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition at a college football championship game. In addition, if you reach the top 5 of the $5,000 Leaderboard when voting ends, you could win $5,000 in tuition.

If you’re 25 and older, you won’t be eligible to compete to win $100,000 in tuition but you are eligible to compete for the leaderboard prize. Collect as many votes as possible and if you’re in the top 5 of the Leaderboard when voting ends, you could win $5,000 in tuition.

If you know a student with a one of a kind story, you can nominate them by submitting a story on their behalf.

This is a one of a kind opportunity. We can’t wait to see and hear about your one of kind goals.

Additional Information

Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information and entry requirements.

Apply on their site

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