The website CollegeHumor.com, in a press release issued today, Jan. 8, announced it is seeking the “two most ordinary college students in the country” to be the recipients of $5,000 scholarships in a new essay contest. Currently enrolled college freshman, sophomore and junior students are invited to enter.
CollegeHumor says they are holding the Average College Student Scholarship Contest because they have observed that there exists many scholarship opportunities for students that excel in academics, but there are few for students with lack-luster grade point averages. CollegeHumor Editor-in-Chief Streeter Seidell says the new contest is a way to help average students in these difficult economic times.
"Some of the funniest, longest-serving writers at CollegeHumor - myself included - were unexceptional students. We did our work and got decent grades, but we never really stood out in either direction academically," — Streeter Seidell, Editor-in-Chief of CollegeHumor.com
Interested students must submit an essay no longer than 1,000 words detailing why they deserve to be declared the most average student. Contestants may also include a photo or video to further their case. Two Grand Prize winners, one male and one female, will be selected by the College Humor editorial staff. Students may apply at CollegeHumor.com. The deadline for entries is Feb. 1, 2013. Winners will be announced in early February.
CollegeHumor Media was founded in 1999 with the launch of CollegeHumor.com, which delivers daily comedic content online through videos, pictures, articles and jokes, both created and curated by the CollegeHumor staff.