Do you cringe at the prospect of writing an essay with 150 words? I know we have several eager scholarship searchers out there who do. The thought of trying to come up with a response of a few paragraphs or more is, for some students, quite the turn-off. In honor of those applicants, we are pleased to announce the perfect prospective scholarship program for you!
Starting November 18, 2010 and running through November 26, 2010, one single tweet of 140 characters or less (including the hashtag #KFCScholar) could earn you $20,000 towards college. The KFC scholarship committee is asking why you exemplify Colonel Sander’s committment to education, and enriching your community, and why you are deserving of a college scholarship.
The winning tweet will be selected based on 40 percent creativity, 30 percent need and 30 percent drive. Only high school seniors are eligible to apply, and KFC will be announcing the winner on December 1, 2010. The recipient will receive up to $5,000 per year for the next four years to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a public university in his/her own state.
How much can you say in 140 characters? Here’s what your peers are already saying on Twitter.