An infographic is something that has been around for a really long time, but with the internet it is seeing a renewal in popularity. It is a visual representation of some kind of data. It can be something as simple as how much money was taken in at the box office for each movie on a particular day, to something that includes many variables. Several companies are offering monetary infographic scholarships for your schooling, based on unusual or unique infographics.
Verizon FIOS is offering a scholarship of $1000 for a unique infographic that depicts how you believe the typical person utilizes the internet. The infographic must be designed completely by you and you must cite all of your sources for the numbers that you represent on your infographic. To enter you must design your infographic, and then submit it by June 22, 2014 in a .jpeg format of only 2 megabytes, and of course, you have to describe it. Then you must share the information about the scholarship on some form of social media such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+.
Yellow Pages United is also offering an infographic scholarship. The prize is $2500 for an infographic that depicts how they have changed marketing from the generation of your parent’s to your own. The deadline is May 31, 2014 and the entry may be submitted in a .jpeg, .png or zip format that is no larger than 2 megabytes. In addition the entrant must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0, be enrolled full-time and be a US citizen or a permanent resident.
Finally, Dish Television is also offering an infographic scholarship. The infographic topic is your choice of some aspect of television and how it has changed or evolved through the years. This included programming, equipment or even hair styles. It is all dependent upon you. The prize is $1000. Your infographic must be submitted by June 7, 2014 in .jpeg format of no more than 2 megabytes. Then you must share the scholarship information on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.
Helpful tools are available on all the company websites. They give you the addresses of some web based photo shop style programs that will help you to create, as well as a website where there are many examples of completed infographics, from which you can glean inspiration. Creativity, originality, humor and the ability to engage an audience is encouraged. It is always good to cite your sources and it does not hurt if you describe your creation with enthusiasm. Apply for one of these infographic scholarships today!