Web Design Scholarship

CollegeScholarships.org recently launched a web design scholarship, offering students interested in web design a chance to win $5,000 for designing a Wordpress template for a scholarship site.

I wasn't going to mention it here (figuring I have mentioned that site too many times recently with covering the 301 redirect from the old site, eh?), but I know many designers read this site, and so far there are only 2 entrants. The scholarship was going to close on the 13th of August, but I asked Daniel to extend the submission deadline to the 18th, and he was up for that, so there is about a week left before the submission deadline. The winner will still be announced on August 20th.

If you are a student into web design please apply! If you know people who may be interested in it please pass the word on.

Published: August 10, 2007 by Aaron Wall in internet


August 10, 2007 - 4:33am

Do you think that the volume of entries may be related to the fact that this is a US only "competition"? I don't see any reason that jumps out at me as to why this is.

August 10, 2007 - 4:50am

Hi Dave
I think it is more the fact that it is summer and people are enjoying time away from the web, but am uncertain.

August 10, 2007 - 5:39am

Yeah, making it US citizens will also lower the entries. I know that at the university I work at about a third of the students are from overseas, so would not be able to enter!
Also the Summer time is probably not good: the students will not be back for two weeks; perhaps putting a few posters up in the art/computer/design departments may lead to a bigger entry.

August 10, 2007 - 9:43am

i've been meaning to comment on the fact that you've been pushing this site hard of late. obviously a lot of money in that market.

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