• Featured Colleges & Boarding Schools

    St. Andrew's-Sewanee School

    • Episcopal Day and Boarding School (9-12)
    • Founded in 1868
    • Superior preparation for college
    • Personalized learning and support
    • Outdoor Adventure
    • Award-winning arts
    • 32 teams in 12 sports, including mountain biking
    • Opportunities for qualified students to take college courses< for credit at the nearby University of the South

Tweet yourself to a college scholarship

Uncategorized

In an attempt to make students get to the point quickly and to improve their social media skills, universities and businesses are asking for essays in 140 characters or less.

At the University of Iowa, a good tweet is worth $37,000.  That’s the price of a full scholarship, and that’s exactly what a student hopeful can win in a contest the university has dreamed up that takes electronic communication to a new level. The university is asking prospective students to submit a 140-character tweet in place of a second essay.

In addition, Kentucky Fried Chicken offers a Colonel’s Scholars Twitter scholarship for $20,000 over four years based on a tweet responding to “tell us in 140 characters why you deserve a $20,000 scholarship.” The competition received 2,800 applications last year, says Rick Maynard, KFC spokesman.

Excerpts from an article by Nicholas Kamm, AFP/Getty Images

posted 7/13/11

Comments Off on Tweet yourself to a college scholarship


For students interested in UGA or Ga Tech There will be an information session on Monday, August 26th at 6 pm at Brookstone School Register ahead at: http://www.admission.gatech.edu/gtuga


Warning: Unknown: open(/home/content/96/3285696/tmp/sess_frvv658caqs30n63av93sbin66, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct () in Unknown on line 0