Tell us about how small business has influenced your life and how you plan to use that experience in the future. One deserving individual will win a scholarship to use toward furthering their education at the college or university of their choice.
The winner will receive a one-time winnings of $3,000.
To be considered, all submissions must be received by 11:59 PM CST on April 15, 2020. Finalists will be notified on April 27, 2020.
The judges want to know how your experience with a small business has impacted your life. It is also important to explain how that experience has shaped your academic, personal, and/or professional goals.
You should try to keep your video between 3 and 10 minutes. However, videos under 3 minutes will not be considered.
All video files should be submitted as an mp4 file. There are numerous guides to converting video to mp4 available online.
Your transcript should be saved as a .pdf, .doc or .txt file and should be emailed as an attachment with your video to sch[email protected]. Please remember to include a ~200-word synopsis as well.
While it is not a requirement to appear in the video, it is recommended. Feel free to take your video in any direction you wish. For example, if you want to create a slide deck, go for it!
Please refrain from obscene language and/or imagery. As a general rule, if it wouldn’t be shown on basic cable, please keep it to yourself. Videos determined to have inappropriate content will be disqualified.
While we appreciate the effort it takes to create multiple videos, only one video per contestant will be accepted. If a contestant enters multiple videos, they will be disqualified from consideration.
We ask that you refrain from posting your submission online. Once we have determined the finalists, the videos will be uploaded to our Youtube channel and you will receive a link to share your video. Videos uploaded to any channels besides the SuretyBonds.com channel prior to the announcement of the winner will be disqualified from consideration.
Votes are submitted through the SuretyBonds.com Small Business Scholarship voting platform. Third party interactions (Facebook reactions, Youtube likes, etc.) will not be counted. Voters may only cast one vote per day.