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College Scholarships The Web 2.0 Way

OCTOBER 21 2009

Discus Awards changes the way college scholarships and high school awards work. Discus makes scholarships social and more 'web 2.0' by allowing you to submit more than just paper, you can submit videos, images and other multimedia - and be judged based on that. In a way, Discus takes the boredom out of the scholarship submission process and makes it fun and exciting.

The three step nomination process is clear, easy to use and enjoyable. High School students can nominate themselves, and parents, teachers, counselors and students can nominate a student they know. You select the areas where you think you excel in by dragging the categories to the applicable boxes. Then you describe in words, pictures, videos and so on why you rock at those areas. Then build a short profile about yourself, similar to how you would on Facebook and sit back and relax.

If you win a Discus Award, you are eligible for a $2,000 scholarship, one of which will be awarded every month of the school year starting January 10, 2010. Winners also get their picture and profile on the Discus winners gallery.

About Discus Awards:
The Discus Awards spring from a partnership between longtime educational services company Campus Direct and the internationally regarded awards company, Recognition Media.

Campus Direct has worked closely with colleges and universities for more than 20 years, providing industry-leading products and services to schools, students, and parents.

Recognition Media is an owner and producer of leading awards programs and events in Internet, media, and advertising, including the prestigious Webby Awards called the Internet's highest honor by the New York Times, and five other international awards programs.

For more information, visit www.discusawards.com.

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