Note: the deadline for this year's contest has passed. Learn more about our winning entries here.
Are you a high school senior in western and central Pennsylvania looking for money for college? Want to take a stand against drunk driving and texting and driving? Then we have a college scholarship opportunity for you.
Our 2015 "Words to be Heard" Scholarship Contest is now accepting entries from high school seniors in western Pennsylvania who plan to attend a four-year college or university in the Fall of 2015.
All entries must be postmarked by March 27, 2015.
We launched this program in 2007, and since that time have given away more than $100,000 to help students afford college. The details on how you can enter are below.
We want you to submit your idea for a presentation that would discourage your peers from dangerous driving behaviors. You can focus on drunk driving, texting while driving, or any other form of distracted driving. The presentation can be a video, website, essay, PowerPoint, brochure, or some other option that you come up with on your own. Be as creative as you'd like!
Please check out additional details about the presentation types.
This year, an outside panel of judges will select:
Last year's winner, Zachary Nimmo:
All submissions must be postmarked by March 27, 2015.
The contest is open to all western and central Pennsylvania high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university in the Fall of 2015.
Then, send us:
1. The completed application including a recent photo.
2. A presentation (video/PowerPoint/brochure/website/essay/or use your imagination) that discourages underage drinking and drunk driving OR texting while driving. The presentation can also highlight the dangers of these behaviors.
These items must be mailed together to:
Edgar Snyder & Associates
"Words to be Heard" Scholarship Contest
US Steel Tower, 10th Floor
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Here is some additional information on what your presentation should include.
Feel free to be creative and include supplemental marketing materials for proposals such as, but not limited to, brochures, posters, T-shirts, etc.
Have questions? Click here to email your question.