DISH Systems – A Connect Your Home Company - Awards Two Students With Scholarships For Higher Education

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Two Scholars Receive Financial Aid For College Studies Based On Winning Essay Concepts

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DISH Systems received more submissions this year than in 2011 [...], with a total of 170 essays received, making it a competitive scholarship and difficult decision for the panel at DISH Systems.

DISH Systems, a Connect Your Home company and authorized retailer for DISH Network services, held its annual $1,000 scholarship essay contest and awarded two winners with scholarships for higher education. There were five different essay prompts from students to choose from on the DISH Systems website in order to be eligible. DISH Systems received more submissions this year than in 2011 when the scholarship program first began, with a total of 170 essays received, making it a competitive scholarship and difficult decision for the panel at DISH Systems. DISH Systems will resume scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors and non graduating college students in 2013.

The first place winner, Megan, is a high school senior with plans to attend Evangel University in Missouri. Megan answered a prompt about creating an inspirational TV network with programming that was both informative of global issues while encouraging community service, which landed her the top scholarship of $1,000. With so many stand out essays submitted this year, the panel (made up of one representative from each DISH Systems department, including managers) decided to select a second essay to receive a runner-up prize of $200 in the form of a Visa card. The runner-up essay was submitted by Allison, who will be attending Mississippi State as a freshman this year. Allison’s essay explored the continued relevance of TV entertainment and news in our lives today even with the advent of the Internet.

“Getting a chance to read the student essays each year is something our employees look forward to, especially since the topics are industry related, it’s always interesting to get an up-and-coming scholar’s perspective on what entertainment and technology means to them,” said Michael Ryan Grier, vice president of marketing at Connect Your Home. “We couldn’t be happier with the students we’ve selected to receive the scholarships this year.”

You can read the entire winning essays on the DISH TV Blog. To learn more about the DISH Systems Scholarship Program or to inquire about DISH services, visit DISH Systems, authorized DISH retailer and Connect Your Home company, online at dish-systems.com or call 877-537-3554.

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