Thank you for your interest in the ESSENCE College Ambassador Program! We are no longer accepting applications at this time. Come back on Friday, August 19th to show your support by voting for semi-finalists on your campus running to be our next ESSENCE College Ambassadors!


JUNE 6, 2016 | 10AM
Applications Open

JUNE 24, 2016 | 5PM
Last day to submit Application form

JULY 20, 2016
Last day to submit Academic OR Professional Reference AND Official transcript via mail (First Round Interviewees ONLY)

AUG 1-5, 2016
First Round Interviews

AUG 16, 2016
Last day to submit video (Semi Finalist ONLY)

AUG 19 - SEPT 2, 2016
Semi-finalist Announced & Community voting begins

SEPT 8-15, 2016:
Final Interviews

SEPT 20, 2016
Ambassadors will be selected to represent ESSENCE® on their campus
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The “ESSENCE Campus Ambassador Search Contest” begins at 10:00 AM EDT on JUNE 6, 2016 and ends at 11:59 pm EDT on SEPTEMBER 20, 2016. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 – 25 years old at the time of entry and a full-time student at an accredited 4-year college/university in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Void where prohibited by law. For official rules and/ instructions on how to enter the contest, go to