Speak up, be creative, win $1,000

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Speak up, be creative, win $1,000

September 13, 2012

Northwestern Foundation Release

The Northwestern Foundation and Alumni Association is offering an opportunity for students to showcase their talent and creativity with a chance to win up to $1,000 in scholarship support.

To enter, Northwestern continuing students must create a video no longer than five minutes responding to the question, “What does being a Ranger mean to you?” The top three winners will receive a scholarship and an invitation to speak at a Northwestern Foundation and Alumni Association sponsored event.

First place earns $1,000, second place earns $750 and third place earns $500 for the spring 2013 semester. A collaboration of up to three students per entry is allowed with each student being eligible for the scholarship.

Full-time continuing undergraduate students with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply.

“This is a unique opportunity to allow our students the chance to thank our donors in a powerful way,” said Skeeter Bird, Northwestern Foundation CEO. “At the same time, we hope that our students will positively display to our donors the talents, passions and skills that we know they possess.”

Video submissions should be in .wmv, .mov, .mpeg4, .avi or .mpegps formats. The video should be no longer than five minutes in length. The use of photos and music are allowed, as long as they are appropriate for all audiences and not reproductions of copyrighted material. Students must abide by the university’s standards on file sharing (please refer to pages 124-126 of the Student Handbook). Entries must be submitted on DVD or flash drive.

Eligible students should submit entries to the Northwestern Foundation and Alumni Association in the Student Center by Friday, Oct. 26. A selection committee will review all submissions, and the winners will be notified by Nov. 16. Winners will be awarded the scholarship by Feb. 28, 2013, for the spring 2013 semester. A continuing student scholarship application must be completed and on file in the Office of Financial Aid at 113 Herod Hall before the scholarship can be awarded.

Complete details and criteria are available at www.nwfoundation.com. Call or email Susan Holliday, Northwestern Foundation relationship manager and contest coordinator, with questions at 580-327-8592 or sjholliday@nwosu.edu.