Awards $1,000 Scholarship and Flip(TM) UltraHD Video Camera to Florida State University Student

Share Article awards scholarships to three students total $2,000 and 5 Flip™ UltraHD video cameras to winners of their annual "Scholarship Idol" video contest.

The popular student scholarship reward website ( recently announced the winners of their Scholarship Idol viral video contest. In 60 seconds or less, students were given the chance to express themselves creatively and originally in a video and upload it to the ScholarshipPoints YouTube channel ( The number of "Likes" a video received determined it's chances of landing in the top ten videos to be judged by members at during the final round.

Of the more than 50,000 votes cast, the majority went to Erika Vasallo, a vocal performance major at Florida State University. Erika walked away with a $1,000 scholarship and a Flip™ UltraHD video camera. “With the rising costs of college tuition, room and board, and books, the $1,000 scholarship that I won from will help me get a head start on my education," said Vasallo. “Thank you ScholarshipPoints for your generous scholarship!”

Jonathan Thomas, a business student with a passion for film, was one of the runners-up in the competition. He was also the recipient of a video camera. “I love film. In fact, I had applied to film school in California, but could not afford to attend after acceptance,” said Thomas. “This is my first camera! Thanks ScholarshipPoints for helping me get one step closer to reaching my dreams.”

To view the winner and other Scholarship Idol finalists visit To see all the contest entries visit

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About, an Edvisors online education company, awards scholarships to students through monthly contests. Joining is free and members can earn points by logging in each day, completing surveys, and reviewing other education sites and services. Accumulated points can be entered into monthly drawings where each point you enter gives you that many more chances of winning. We awarded over $120,000 to more than 80 students in 2010.

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