Excellence Award Scholarship to Acknowledge Phenomenal Students

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The search has begun to find the most well-rounded, driven, and just plain “awesome” students in America. is searching for recipients based on academic excellence, work experience, involvement in school activities, impact on society and community leadership.

Applicants are required to fill out an online application form, including a short biography about themselves and why they feel they should win the Excellence Award. Applicants will also be asked to answer a short essay question regarding the future of e-commerce. Interested students are also encouraged to make a YouTube video convincing the company that he/she is the perfect recipient of the award to supplement their application.

The company, who reached record success with its textbook rental program in January, wanted a way to give back to the students it serves. “We wanted to come up with a way to reward students for all their hard work at the end of the school year,” said Matt Montgomery, President and CEO of “This award is designed to acknowledge those successful, hardworking young students out there who exhibit strong leadership and give back to their communities. I am anxious to see all of the excellent students we will discover as a result of this award.”

The company will begin accepting applications on its website March 31st and continue through Friday April 22nd at midnight. From there, the company will narrow down the top 5 applicants across the country and host online voting from April 25th to May 9th on to determine the winner. The student with the most votes at the end will be the recipient of the 2011 Excellence Award and receive the grand prize, a $2,000 scholarship, as well as placement on the company’s website. The four runners-up will receive $250 gift certificates for the purchase of future textbooks or gifts on the company’s website.

Along with the grand prize, the winning student’s university will also receive 30% extra buyback credit for all students with an active email address for that university when selling textbooks back to through 2011.

ABOUT eCAMPUS.COM was established on July 2, 1999. Since then, has grown into a major online retailer providing cheap textbooks for college and high school textbooks.’s mission is to provide the easiest, fastest, cheapest way for college and university students to buy textbooks, rent textbooks and sell textbooks. believes the internet buying experience should be fun and shopping for textbooks should be as fast and convenient as possible. The company makes a personal commitment to every customer that will be the best source for everything they need.

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