College Hype T-Shirt Contest

Details on Zinch’s “College Hype T-Shirt Contest”. Learn about deadlines, application requirements and other important details in this blog post.

This scholarship comes from Zinch, a scholarship and college matchmaking site, that’ll award $1,000 to a student who creates the best “college hype design” for a new t-shirt they want to feature. It’s open to all US citizens who are in high school or college and are 16 years or older. When designing your t-shirt, be as original and creative as you can exhibiting enthusiasm about going to college. This is a fairly unique scholarship that can be fun and easy to do especially if you have an eye for design or any type of artistic flair. For everyone else, it can sometimes be helpful looking at other t-shirt designs to spur inspiration. Regardless, this scholarship shouldn’t be too difficult for anyone to apply for. Just be sure that in your design you lavish your t-shirt with anything related to the college experience that can include “sports, campus life, being on your own, learning, or anything else that gets you pumped up for college”. The Deadline is August 31 2012.

Application Process

You’ll be asked to submit your work not exceeding 500KB in either PNG or JPG format. After which just fill out the short application describing your interests in art and design, whether you’re a college or high school student, graduation year and your GPA. It’s important that your artwork not include any intellectual property (no trademarks or copyrights) as that will be rejected. The artwork will be judged on “(1) creativity, (2) design aesthetic and (3) ability to convey enthusiasm for the college experience”. Again, this is a fun scholarship to apply for especially for those with an interest in creativity. The scholarship will be paid directly to your institution. Winners will be notified by phone or email.

About Zinch will oftentimes award easy scholarships with unique application requirements that are fun and engaging to college-ready students. They offer their weekly “Three Sentence Essay” scholarship which simply requires you respond to a question in 280 characters or less. They also partner with other businesses to help them promote scholarships of their own. Normally, Zinch will judge the entries while the company provides the funds. It’s a great way to bring awareness to your company which is good for marketing purposes. Zinch streamlines the process making it easier both for the business and for applicants. If interested in learning more about Zinch or applying for one of their scholarships, it’s encouraged you create a profile in order to use their scholarship and college matchmaking service. Other popular sites that offer the same service include CollegeProwler, Cappex and Fastweb. You can view a list of 50 college and scholarship search engine sites if interested in having more to choose from.


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