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Facing Acne $1,000 Scholarship

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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.


The 2020 $1,000 Scholarship

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 professionally and personally, 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 second scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year. Applicants who meet the guidelines below may enter for a $1,000 scholarship.

Eligibility Guidelines

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants should:

  • Be a high school senior (homeschooling 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 2020-2021 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, help raise awareness for our homepage article: ‘The Ultimate Guide to Identifying the Best Acne Treatment for Black, Latinx, Asian, and White Skin‘.

Example ideas:

  • Contact the editors of the school paper or blog and encourage them to feature our article in their next edition.
  • Create flyers and hand them out on campus.
  • Create flyers and place them in the school nurses office.
  • Contact your local paper.
  • Share our site on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or Pinterest.
  • Etc.

Be creative! We will award the scholarship to the candidate who comes up with the best ideas and puts in the biggest effort. Remember to document your work with screenshots, photos, and video(s).  Submit your application to [email protected] and remember to include your first and last name, your high school graduation status and the name of the college you plan to attend or are attending. For videos, provide only a YouTube link rather than trying to attach them in email. It won’t work past a certain file size.

IMPORTANT! Please do NOT use any automated online services that create hundreds or even thousands of links to our site from low-quality sites. This will not in any way benefit our site and is cause for immediate disqualification. Work with people one-on-one and focus on quality.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the deadline for submitting my application?
The deadline for entry is April 30, 2020, 11:59 pm PST.

When will the funds for the scholarship be released?
Funds will be made available in time for the 2020-2021 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 are Facing Acne offering? What’s the value of the scholarships?
There is one scholarship available in years we decide to offer one and it’s for $1,000.

How will the winner be chosen?
The winner will be chosen based on eligibility, creativity, effort, and submitted documentation. The best effort wins the scholarship.

When will you select the winner and how will they be notified?
The winner will be chosen in May 2020. 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 emailing us at [email protected]

Are there any restrictions on how the scholarship funds may be used?
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.

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