Doorbell Scholarship by 1800doorbell

The Application for the Doorbell Scholarship is now closed.  We are working hard to pick a winner and will be notifying the winner soon.  


Congratulations to Ms. C. Dulaney who was rewarded the January Scholarship.  We would like thank everyone for applying and invite you to check back for future opportunities.


This essay was about an invention, other than wireless doorbells that we take for granted in everyday life.  Take a moment to visit our product pages to learn more about the lonely doorbell, often taken for granted but oh so important!

1800doorbell has been marketing doorbells and door chimes, and many other DIY home improvement products for many years.  To learn more about the company, please visit our home page at

If your essay was not chosen, we would like to thank you for applying and encourage you to apply again when the next opportunity arises.

Are you headed to college or currently enrolled in college and need some extra cash to help out? LHE, Inc. is currently accepting applications for our 2014 Doorbell Scholarship, which you can use towards books, housing, food, or supplies.

Essay Question:

In our everyday life we come across products and small inventions we use everyday and take for granted.  Like the doorbell, what's an invention that has made our lives significantly better that we end up taking for granted? 

Don't use something obvious like computers and cell phones.

How to enter:

  • Send in a well written essay, max 1,000 words, adderssing the question above.
  • You may submit your essay in one of two ways:
    • Send essay in either .doc, .ods, or .pdf format to
    • Post the essay on your own site and submit the URL to  To verify that this essay was indeed intended for entry into the scholarship, please note this page and URL of this page somewhere on your posted article.
  • Along with essay, send us:
    • your name
    • email address
    • mailing address
    • phone number
    • high school with city and state*
    • college with city and state*
  • Submit essays NLT January 10, 2014.

*if you have graduated high school or are in high school, list your high school.  If you are in college or are enrolled in college, list the college.

How the winner will be chosen:

Simply put, the one we like the best will be the winner and our decision will be purely subjective.  Be original, think outside the box.  Don't limit yourself to "what you think we will like," instead, write from the heart.  Proofread your essay.  Make us laugh, make us cry, make it interesting.  Formatting, spelling, and grammar are important.  

We will pick the winner by January 17, 2014 and notify you if you win, and we will send a check for $1,000 to your mailing address.

A few guidelines for your entry:

  • All entries must be original, and will be checked for duplication.
  • If an article is discovered to be a copy, we will remove your entry.
  • You must be currently enrolled in college classes, or a graduating senior in high school.
  • We reserve the right verify age, college and high school enrollment.
  • Open to high school seniors enrolling in a college, college freshmen and sophomores.
  • Must be between 17-22 years old.

About 1800doorbell

1800doorbell has the largest online selection of doorbells, door chimes, driveway alarms, and entrance alerts.  For over 15 years, 1800doorbell has provided a variety of low cost and easy to install products for home improvement and security needs.

Founded in 1998, 1800doorbell is owned and operated by LHE, Inc. (formerly Lord Henry Enterprises) with offices in Jacksonville, FL; Kennesaw, GA; and Hermitage, TN.   LHE, Inc. operates a family of websites that provide a variety of products and solutions to a worldwide customer base.

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