CollegeNET.com, the first social network through which students create topics, write about them and vote to determine who will win scholarships, will extend the benefits of its social network to scholarship foundations, private/public entities and corporations of all sizes. Now organizations can engage directly with highly active students and award scholarships via CollegeNET.comâ€™s unique social networking, peer-voting model. CollegeNET.com is also now working directly with advertisers to provide opportunities to interact with its growing student community.
One of the Internetâ€™s most popular sites for researching and applying to college, CollegeNET.com offers an alternative to the traditional essay-based model of awarding scholarships by providing more than 250,000 unique students per month with an open forum to discuss their opinions on current events, trends, college-related topics or other issues. Sponsored awards are available to all CollegeNET.com student users, or may target a qualifying sub-demographic dependent on the sponsoring entityâ€™s criteria.
Unlike traditional scholarships where applicants are blind to the selection process, CollegeNET.comâ€™s scholarship election system encourages students to actively learn from each other as they make collective decisions about who will win weekly scholarship money. CollegeNET.com scholarship forums are organic, fun and transparent, encouraging a dedicated student user base that actively engages with the website for longer-than-average periods of time.
Originally posted on April 12, 2009 @ 11:07 am