Facing Acne $2,000 Scholarship
Winner Announcement – Congratulations to the 2017 winner, Stephanie Whitehouse! Watch her winning video here. Thank you all who submitted your video.
We will add information below about next years scholarship on this page later on in the year.
Facing Acne very much believes the power of paying it forward, and that includes helping others get a good education. I’ve personally faced challenges in life, both professional and personal, that I wouldn’t have been able to overcome if it weren’t for my education and college experience. It’s my goal to contribute what I can to help others be prepared for whatever life may throw at them. So I’m very excited to bring you Facing Acne’s first annual scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. Applicants who meet the guidelines below may enter for a $2,000 scholarship.
In order to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants should:
- Be a high school senior (home schooling is accepted) in the U.S. OR a college student currently enrolled in accredited U.S. Based college or university
- Be a U.S. Citizen
- Have a high school diploma (or GED) or expecting to receive their high school diploma before the 2017-2018 school year
- Be working towards a degree at an accredited U.S. Based college or university, or planning to do so
- Have and maintain a 3.00 GPA
How to Apply
To apply for the Facing Acne scholarship, simply create a short video answering the questions below. Please keep videos five minutes or less.
- How has the Internet changed the way you take care of your health?
- What future developments do you hope to see in the use of the Internet as a tool for maintaining and improving your health?
Applying should be fun, but to have a better shot at winning applicants should try to make their video stand out from the others. Be creative! The video can be entertaining or informative, but it should be unique and interesting. The video that can best capture all of the above in under five minutes will win the scholarship.
Use the form below to submit your application. Upload your video to YouTube and include a link to it in the application, along with your firs and last name, your high school graduation status and the name of the college you plan to attend or are attending.
Please Notice: By submitting the form below and link to your video, you agree that Facing Acne may post your video to our website and other places for promotional purposes.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the deadline for submitting my application?
The deadline for entry is March 31, 2017, 11:59 pm PST.
When will the funds for the scholarship be released?
Funds will be made available in time for the 2017-2018 school year.
Is this a renewable scholarship?
No, it is not. This scholarship is good for one semester, but check back next year for a new one that you can reapply for.
How many scholarships is Facing Acne offering? What’s the value of the scholarships?
There is one scholarship available each year and it’s for $2,000.
How will the winner be chosen?
The winner will be chosen based on eligibility and their submitted video. The video that thoroughly answers the questions given in the most original, creative, entertaining and informative way will win the scholarship. Presentation is everything (almost)!
When will you select the winner and how will they be notified?
The winning video will be chosen by in April, 2017. Facing Acne will email the winner once chosen. The winner will have 72 hours to respond to our email. If they fail to do so, we will choose a new winner and email them.
Will eligibility be verified?
Yes. Before the funds are made available to the winner, they will need to verify all eligibility requirements.
Are paper applications accepted?
No. Applications are only accepted online by uploading a YouTube video and submitting the form above.
Are there any restrictions on how the scholarship funds may be use?
The scholarship money may go toward tuition at an accredited U.S. Based college or university. It may also be used to help with other educational expenses, as long as the winner is studying at an accredited college or university.
Any tips for making a great video submission?
Presentation. Presentation. Presentation. Not only should the video be creative, entertaining and informative, but remember that editing and production are important. That means you don’t want to just talk to the camera the whole time. Yes, it should clearly answer the questions above, but it should do so in a creative way. Be original. Use different locations, effects and transitions and of course, make sure the video and audio quality are up to par.