Annually, the U.S.A Rice Federation holds contest where its participants have the opportunity to part with real time scholarship money as a reward. The purpose of the contest is to create product awareness through short videos on U.S-grown rice, the national month rice and the significance of rice in ones’ state. You can literally create a video on anything as long as its connected to rice production and its promotion for you to stand a chance to win the National Rice Month Scholarship.
To get started, you need to submit your entry at http://www.thinkrice.com/schorlaship/2017-contest-entry/ this is after you have uploaded your video on Youtube or Vimeo that talks about U.S.-grown rice, relevance of rice to your state and the national month rice. All videos shouldn’t exceed three minutes. This years application window closes by October 31, 2017 and winners will be notified come November 20, 2017.
Its worth noting that this scholarship application is only open to high school graduating students who reside from the rice-growing states. They include: California, Mississippi, Missouri, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas. Judges will award the scholarship depending on various factors. Your entry will be judged on its quality and creativity, popularity, how effective it is in promoting U.S. grown rice and importance of rice in your state among others.
There are three prizes to be won in this contest. The winner walks away with a grand-prize worth $4, 000. At the same time, they are given the opportunity to travel with a Chaperone come December to the awards ceremony in San Antonio, Texas at the 2017 U.S.A Rice Outlook Conference. The 1st runners-up on the other hand receives a $3, 000 scholarship where as the 2nd runners-up is given $1, 500. This is just one of many scholarship offered in addition to left handed type scholarships in the USA.
In order to receive your reward, you must have proof of college enrollment. The funds will either be sent to you directly or to the college of your choice. If one fails to enroll in an accredited college within 12 months, then the scholarship is deemed void.
Applicants can visit http://www.thinkrice.com/scholarship in order to get clues on what is expected from them as they prepare to submit their entries. Information pertaining the previous years’ winners and videos can also be found there.