Perham, Minnesota (PRWEB) February 27, 2009
Waking Girl Web Design to select third annual winner of the WG Anti-Scholarship, for students going directly into the business world from high school. The prize money, $500, is to be used for special training, tools or supplies to start a business. Winner to be announced at http://wakinggirl.com and Perham High School, Perham, Minnesota.
Waking Girl Web Design was started by Angela Refsland, a 4.0 GPA student who dropped out of Perham High School her senior year in order to attend college early. She quickly saw that academia does little to prepare people for the business world. Refsland left college and started a web design business. She trained herself in web design since the age of 12, by reading web tutorials and using trial and error.
Refsland selects students, not based on grade point average, but on their entrepreneurial goals. She also looks for students who can stretch $500 to actually start a business. The 2008 winner used the prize money to buy tools for an auto mechanics class; his plan is to start an auto body shop. The 2007 winner used the prize money to buy a computer to start an online business that caters to students.
Refsland explains why she started the contest, "I want to change the way we educate students. Our current education system isn't working. The anti-scholarship is my attempt at encouraging skills that are truly valuable to the world, rather than praising students for being good at filling out forms and waiting in lines." She claims that despite her high grade point average, she was unprepared for the real world.
The application deadline for the 2009 contest has passed. For information on this year's winner contact Angela Refsland or visit: http://wakinggirl.com.
About Waking Girl Web Design Company:
Waking Girl Web Design is currently located in Minden, Nevada. Waking Girl offers web hosting, search engine optimization, unique custom designs, and regular web maintenance.
Angela Refsland, Lead Web Designer
Waking Girl Web Design