The housing industry is still trying to recover and the creativity of college students across the nation may be the catalysts to provide solutions that will help the entire economy.
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) January 11, 2012
Coming off its most successful year ever, the Foreclosure.com scholarship program will once again reward five college students with money to put toward their studies who can best provide a solution(s) to its latest essay topic for 2012.
The subject of the 2012 Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program is as follows:
“What creative solutions, programs and/or initiatives to stimulate the United States housing market, as well as to turn the foreclosures tide, must a presidential candidate outline/promise to earn your vote? Feel free to include your very own original stimulus plan and/or ideas in your response, which can also be used to enhance existing platforms from candidates and/or other influential thought leaders.”
Foreclosure.com, which received a record-setting amount of entries (nearly 10,000) from students throughout the nation during its scholarship program in 2011 alone, will accept written essays/plans (800-word minimum, 2,000-word maximum) through its website (http://www.foreclosure.com/scholarship) from Jan. 1, 2012, to Dec. 1, 2012.
Five winners will be selected by a third-party panel of judges at the conclusion of the contest and will share $9,000 in allotted scholarship funds. The top prize is a $5,000 scholarship and four $1,000 grants will be awarded to the runners up.
“This scholarship program has impacted the lives of the recipients, enhancing their career goals and educational pursuits,” said Linda Yates, Foreclosure.com Director of Education. “With scholarships lessening and disappearing this scholarship has been growing -- our applications have increased year-over-year and the competition has grown more fierce. We look forward to continuing that trend in 2012.”
In addition to the five cash prizes in the form of scholarships, totaling $9,000, these solutions will be featured on Foreclosure.com for the entire year. All students must read and agree to the scholarship rules, which are located on the Foreclosure.com contest page (http://www.foreclosure.com/scholarship), before submitting their entries for review.
“It’s an election year, so we wanted the topic to reflect the thoughts and concerns of our nation,” said Yates. “The housing industry is still trying to recover and the creativity of college students across the nation may be the catalysts to provide solutions that will help the entire economy.”
Foreclosure.com introduced its scholarship program in 2009. Since that time, the company has (or will) award(ed) 15 deserving college students throughout the United States with a total of $27,000 in scholarship money.
For complete details and submission requirements/instructions for the 2012 Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program visit http://www.foreclosure.com/scholarship.
With more than 2 million preforeclosure, short sale, foreclosure, Sheriff sale, foreclosure auction, bank repossessed (bankruptcy), HUD homes, foreclosed homes for rent to own and tax lien listings in one place, Foreclosure.com delivers America’s largest and most accurate searchable database of distressed real estate and investment property information. Based in Boca Raton, Fla., Foreclosure.com works directly with hundreds of top lending institutions and government agencies to list diverse property types on its website, as well as features listings from an extensive network of corporate sellers. As a result, the company has been recognized by high profile media outlets and prestigious non-profit industry groups alike as the number one rated distressed property listing resource available anywhere. Foreclosure.com offers much more than just real estate listings, connecting sellers, buyers and agents in one convenient location as a one-stop real estate marketplace.
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