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Student Financial Services Social Media Scholarship Contest
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Student Financial Services #CougsGive Scholarship Contest


To support #CougsGive 2017, Student Financial Services will give a total of $2,000 in scholarship funding. Four (4) scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $500 to contest winners. Students will submit a photo of themselves, along with a 500 word (maximum) essay, in response to the questions below.

  • How has attending WSU changed your life?
  • What are your long term goals?
  • How would a scholarship contribute to your success at Washington State University?

The top 4 photos with the most Facebook “Likes/Reactions” on the original post after 127 hours will be awarded a $500 scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

To participate in the scholarship contest, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled full-time (12 credits undergrad, 10 credits for Graduate/Professional) at Washington State University.
  • Have a WSU General Scholarship Application on-file for the 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 Academic Year.
  • Submit a essay and photo by 8:00 AM PST on March 20, 2017 via the online submission form below.
  • Employees of WSU Student Financial Services (SFS) (student or professional), located at any WSU location, or their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the contest.
  • Agree to the Terms & Conditions

Contest Specifics

  • Students will use an online form to submit their photo and essay
    • Form available from March 13, 2017 at 8AM PST until March 20, 2017 at 8AM PST
  • Photo needs to be appropriate. Essay will be shared, and will not be edited by Student Financial Services.
  • SFS will compile photos and essays into a single Facebook photo album
    • On March 22, 2017 the Facebook photo album will be published at 8AM PST
    • On March 27, 2017 at 3PM PST, the Facebook photo album will temporarily be made private while final counts are being done. At this time, screenshots will be taken to document the winners



  • The 4 students who have the highest number of Facebook ‘Likes/Reactions’ on the ORIGINAL photo will receive a $500 scholarship.
    • ‘Likes/Reactions’ on shared posts will NOT count for the contest
  • The Facebook photo album will also be shared on WSU SFS Instagram and WSU SFS Twitter accounts.
    • Likes/Reactions/Retweets on Instagram and Twitter do NOT count for the contest

Terms & Conditions

Click here to read the full Terms & Conditions.

Thanks for your interest in the SFS Social Media Contest. Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting submissions as the deadline has passed.

The winners of the SFS Social Media Contest will be announced via the SFS Facebook and on our website.

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