Welcome to the inaugural FreshBrain general scholarship, focused on providing funds for college to teens who demonstrate excellence in what they CREATE with technology.
Most scholarships today require the submission of essay's describing how you are right for the scholarship, and what you will be able to do as a result of receiving it. Our scholarship is different. We want to recognize what you have created and how you created it. It is not about how well you write. It's about how amazing the thing is that you made!
NOTE: DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS, MORE THAN 500, WE HAVE HAD TO EXTEND THE DATE TO 4/10/09.
We are interested in seeing what you can create and how you created it - with technology related to the following areas from the freshbrain.org website:
- Graphic Design
This is very open ended. We don't want to limit your creativity. Show off your amazing graphic editing skills, create impressive special video effects, create a prototype of a new web business, make a cell phone application. Anything is possible!
To get started, click here (this link is disabled because the scholarship is closed).
It will allow you to create your project workspace. This workspace will provide you with a place to add updates along the way to creating your scholarship submission. It also provides a file manager where you will upload a file with the description of the steps you took to complete the submission as well as the submission itself.
When complete, you must submit the URL to your project workspace to be considered for the scholarship.
This scholarship is open to US teens age 13 - 18.
- Be received by midnight pacific time on February 28, 2009
- Include updates, a description of the approach or process for creating the entry and the entry itself
Prizes will be awarded to individuals only. Awards will be paid for 2 or 4 year accredited college expenses. Please read the official the rules carefully.
Judging will be based on the uploads and updates to the project. We will evaluate the entries based on:
- Use of technology
- Approach or process
- Age appropriateness (teens)
More on judging criteria can be found in the official rules.
We will select three winners of the scholarship, and will award the following:
- The winner will receive $5000
- Second place will receive $2500
- And third place will receive $1500
Recipients of the scholarship can spend the award on 2 or 4 year college related expenses. More on what the award can be used for can be found in the official rules.