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Use that university noodle of yours and apply for the Answers.com Scholarship Fund for next year – in short, answer questions to win cash for college.
For the third straight year, Answers.com is making available a $20,000 scholarship fund for students planning to enroll in undergraduate college during the 2011-2012 academic year.
Here are the basics:
- The scholarship is open to students attending universities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and India.
- Applicants must answer at least fifty questions in any of the 6,000-plus categories on Answers.com.
- Prizes will be awarded as follows: a first-place $5,000 scholarship, two $2,500 scholarships, and ten $1,000 scholarships.
- Candidates can submit online by March 28, 2011 or send a hard copy postmarked by the same date.
And now a word from Answers.com CEO Bob:
“The goal of Answers.com is to engage with those who want to gain knowledge on a particular subject or topic. We also encourage our users to take this pursuit of knowledge offline and to never stop looking for answers, no matter what the medium.”
Fun fact: users visit Answers.com with a science question almost every 30 seconds. So there’s plenty of material to go ’round – better get started!
Get further details on the scholarship program, qualifications, and the application submission process. Good luck!
Think you have the academic know-how to answer 50 questions on Answers.com and win money for school next year?
If the answer is yes, sit up straight and pay attention: Answers.com again plans to give away $20,000 in scholarships for college students. New countries have been added to the list of those eligible and this year the best submission of 50 or more answered questions wins a $5,000 scholarship.
You are eligible if you’re a student planning to be enrolled in a 2010-11 undergrad university program in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or India.
For more info, click the image below or read on…
What? The Answers.com Scholarship Program plans to award one $5,000 scholarship, two $2,500 scholarships, and ten scholarships valued at $1,000 each.
How? Sign in to Answers.com with your username and answer at least 50 questions of your choice after January 1, 2010. The panel of judges will review the 50 answers you submit with your application for quality and accuracy to determine the winners.
Who? This scholarship is for students planning to be enrolled in undergraduate classes during the 2010-2011 academic year in the following countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or India.
When? All materials must be submitted (and postmarked) by March 31, 2010.
Be sure to read the FAQs and rules.
Hey, American/British/Canadian students! Don’t mean to interrupt your weekend, but the deadline to apply for the $20,000 WikiAnswers.com Scholarship Fund is THIS TUESDAY! Between now and then, you should be able to find time to log in to WikiAnswers.com and answer 50 questions in any category/ies of your choice and submit them to win $1,000 for next year… right?
And I’m not the only one talking it up… A whole bunch of education blogs have announced the scholarship in the last few days. So no claiming you didn’t know the opportunity exists…
- Scholastic: The Royal Treatment: WikiAnswers Scholarship Q & A–Ends March 31st!
- About.com: Win a Scholarship from WikiAnswers
- Tech & Learning: WikiAnswers.com Scholarship Program
- Palestra.net: WikiAnswers Scholarship… APPLY NOW!
- Against the Grain: Less Than a Week Left to Answer Just 50 Questions for a WikiAnswers.com Scholarship!
- EV Moms: Wiki scholarship deadline approaching
- University Buzz: Scholarship Contest Deadline Approaching
- Financial Aid Finder: Scholarship Announcements: WikiAnswers Scholarship
- Home Education Magazine: 50 questions for a WikiAnswers.com scholarship
- Homeroom, an education blog: Wiki scholarships available
No? Why not!?
I kid. I kid. I will tell you that I’m incredibly jealous of you at this moment. You’re young and ambitious. You’re still optimistic and haven’t become jaded by the industry. You’ve got fresh ideas and your whole life ahead of you. Not that I’m THAT much older than you but seriously, 9 years makes a lot of difference.
I remember my graduation from UNC (GO HEELS!) like it was yesterday. Those Carolina blue robes and all that sunshine…
In honor of your big day, I wanted to highlight one of the best commencement speeches ever given. It’s not from MY graduation, but I’ve heard people talk about it and I feel like everyone needs some good advice from time to time. The quote is from Jerry Zucker…he talks about the art of making mistakes.
If you’re going to fail, fail big. If you don’t, you’re never going to make a difference. Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. Ask yourself one question: If I didn’t have to do it perfectly, what would I try? For many of you, the biggest obstacle to getting there will be a fear that you have carried with your since childhood — the fear of humiliation, of embarrassment, of ridicule. That is SO stupid!
University of Wisconsin
May 17, 2003
So that’s it, guys. Get out there and fail a little. It’ll help you succeed.
Speaking of succeeding…have you decided yet what you’ll do with the rest of your life? Still no!? Ugh. Fine. So in the meantime, go and ask or answer questions about Job Training and Career Qualifications!