College students are often concerned with the rising cost of obtaining a college education. As a result, many students look for scholarships to help ease the burden of attending a college or university. Sometimes applying to lots of different scholarships can feel boring. But does it have to be that way? No! There are indeed several scholarships that are fund to apply for. Thus, if you prefer to let your creative side whine, then the Create a Greeting Card scholarship may be an excellent option for you!
In order to apply for this scholarship, students must first meet a number of different eligibility criteria. First, students must be a resident of the United States or one of its territories. International students with the appropriate visa to study in the United States can also apply. Secondly, students are required to completely and honestly fill out the application, otherwise they could be disqualified. Each person may enter only one time. Students are required to be enrolled in a high school or college program in order to be considered. Each applicant must be at least 14 years of age in order to apply.
Each year, students have the option of designing a birthday card, Christmas card, or other special occasion card. This year is the 11th year that the contest will be held. Students who are interested in applying must submit their completed application between May 30th, 2017 and March 1st, 2018. Late submissions will not be considered. Additionally, applications that were not fully completed will not be reviewed. Additionally, the applicant must agree that the work used is their own original idea and that they were not helped.
Students who submit photographs or other images should make sure that they understand the rules and regulations. The winning design will become property of the sponsor. However, all applicants who do not win the scholarship retain the rights to their work.
Once you are ready to apply, simply head to this website. You will be able to find the online application that is required. Students will be required to list demographic information (such as their mailing address, name, e-mail, school, and date of birth). The person who is chosen as the winner will receive $10,000 in scholarship money. This money will be distributed to your school. Additionally, the winner will also get a $1,000 scholarship for their school.
In terms of the selection process, many designs will be released to the public. These images will be voted upon. After that, the top ten entries, based on public votes, will be reviewed by judges. Designs are judged on the following criteria: execution, originality, creativity, aesthetic appeal, ability to be used as a greeting card, design elements, and how it is perceived by corporate and customers of the sponsor.
The winner will be contacted at the end of April. If you have remaining questions, you can find a list of FAQs at this link. Additionally, you can view previous winners here as well.