With the goal of raising public awareness of mental health, Big Moods is annually offering a $500 scholarship presented to college students who have experienced mental illness, whether personally or indirectly. To apply, you must write a blog post on either the benefits of mental health awareness, coping tips, or ways to maintain mental health while in college.
Please remember that this is a blog post and not a journal entry. You may lean on personal experiences, but this should also be a well-researched post that cites its sources. First and foremost, you should lean on the opinions, suggestions, and facts of experts.
Write an 800- to 1,500-word, double-spaced article on one of the topics above and submit your mental health entries to Support@bigmoods.com. Please include the following:
- Full Name
- Phone Number
- Date of Birth
- Address of College/University
Who can Apply?:
Any student currently enrolled in an accredited college is eligible to enter.
This is an annual scholarship. The deadline to enter is April 10, 2021.
We will not send you a notification confirming receipt of mental health scholarship submission. We will review all applicants after the deadline and will notify the winner on or around April 30, 2021. We will send a notification to the winner of each year’s scholarship via email.
Participation in our annual scholarship program constitutes your consent to use your personal information for the purposes of offering the scholarship and reporting to the appropriate tax authorities only.
Limit: One (1) entry per person/email address/or telephone number during the Contest Entry Period.
Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will cause disqualification. Entrants must have a valid email address. Applicants may not enter with multiple email addresses nor may applicants use any other device to enter multiple times or as multiple entrants. Any applicant who attempts to enter with multiple email addresses, under multiple identities, or uses any device or artifice to register multiple times will be disqualified and forfeits any and all prizes won, in Big Moods sole discretion. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Should multiple users of the same email account enter the scholarship contest and a dispute thereafter arise regarding the identity of the entrant, the authorized account holder of said email account at the time of entry will be considered the entrant. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, and on-line service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Potential winner may be required to show proof of being the Authorized Account Holder.
Entrants represent and warrant that their Content is the original work of such entrant, it has not been copied from others, it has not previously won awards, it does not violate the rights of any other person or entity, and publication of the Content via various media including Web posting will not infringe on the rights of any third party.
- Originality (30%)
- Quality of the Content (30%)
- Application of cleverness (30%)
- Spelling and Grammar (10%)
Contest Prize Winner Selection: There will be two (2) rounds of judging for the scholarship (finalist/first-round judging and grand prize/second-round judging) as follows.
Finalist Selection: At the conclusion of the Contest Entry Period, the Judges will review all eligible entries based on the following judging criteria (collectively, “Judging Criteria”):
The five (5) entrant’s whose blog post receives the highest score will be finalists, subject to verification (“Finalist(s)”). FINALISTS WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY PRIZE FOR BEING SELECTED AS A FINALIST. In the event of a tie between two or more blog posts, the Winner will be determined by the highest average score in the first Judging Criteria (originality) and continuing thereafter to break the tie.
Prize: The winner will receive five hundred dollars ($500.00) scholarship (the “Prize”) towards any tuition expenses at their currently enrolled post-secondary educational program or institution (including universities, community colleges, or vocational schools) that is intended to grant a degree or diploma. THE SCHOLARSHIP SHALL BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE INSTITUTION IN ORDER TO COVER COSTS FOR THE WINNER’S TUITION EXPENSES. IN THE EVENT THE POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OR INSTITUTE DOES NOT ACCEPT THE SCHOLARSHIP, THE SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE WINNING ELIGIBLE ENTRANT.
The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Prize is $500.
No cash alternative or prize substitutions for any prize will be allowed, except in Big Moods’ sole discretion. Limit: one (1) prize per person/household. If a prize cannot be awarded for any reason, Big Moods reserves the right to substitute prize with another prize of equal or greater value.
Winner’s List: For a list of the winner, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to 2675 Coolidge Hwy Berkley, MI 48072, United States. Request must be received within 30 days of the end of the Contest Entry Period.