Scholarship Thursday #7
June 19, 2008 by Mara Strom
By now you’ve probably gotten used to me posting three scholarship notices every Thursday. Well, since I like to mix things up, I’m only going to give you one scholarship notice this week… but it’s a doozy.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere, you already know all about social networking. Facebook is your friend. You tweet on twitter. But have you heard of CollegeNET, the newest social network focused on education? If you’re not on the NET, you should be. Especially if you’d like to earn a cool five grand for college.
Here’s the deal. All have to do to win one of CollegeNET’s five scholarships is something you’re probably already doing anyway: Social networking. You sign up for an account and then join in the banter – or (if you want to win the cash) you start your own discussion topics. Throughout the month, you vote for your favorite discussions. At the end of the month, the students with the most voted for discussion topics win scholarships.
On June 30th, CollegeNET is giving away its biggest scholarship money ever: more than $15,000 to the top five candidates. First prize is $5000, then $4000, $3000, $2000, and $1000 apiece. The NET funds its scholarship give-aways with money from advertisements.
To compete to win a scholarship, you have to be currently enrolled in a college or university — or plan to attend within the next year. Anyone can vote, so you may want to tell your nearest and dearest to sign up for a CollegeNET account.
Sounds a whole lot easier than writing an essay, that’s for sure. But you’ve only got 11 days left in June, so get posting.
Good luck! And if you do win a scholarship from CollegeNET or any of the opportunities we’ve posted about, let us know. FAF loves to celebrate FREE MONEY for college!