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The Garden Variety Scholarship

Think about the last time you saw a piece of décor that actually jumped out at you, whether it was a flower pot, a candle holder or a picture frame. What made this otherwise ordinary, everyday household object something that you paused to notice? And why do we buy décor for our homes in the first place? Any of us could get by with just a couch, a bed and a television – the bare essentials. We could easily put out plants in a terra cotta box, and store our clothes in particleboard and cinderblock shelves – but we don’t.

The reason we buy décor is simple – the things in our homes, on our desks in our offices, and in our yards and patios are expressions of our personality. These items speak to us, they appeal to our own personal style, and they allow us to make a statement to our friends and to the world.

We’re all about great design – our line of planters speak for themselves and are featured in the homes of individuals as well as hotels, building and more, each one picked to fit a certain style. That’s why we’re offering the Garden Variety Scholarship to recognize the talents of one young designer who provides a great eye-catching design.

 

We want to see what you, a design student, can do with what could be “just another common household item” – a tabletop planter box. The winner of the scholarship will receive $1,000, and we’ll also develop a prototype of your design for you to keep.

Design instructions: Your design should be smaller than 2 feet by 2 feet. The design will be produced from fiberglass, which means one side will need to fit into a mold, without undercuts. CAD drawings and design sketches with reference dimensions will be accepted. Please submit 1-2 paragraphs to accompany and explain your design.

All designs must be submitted by midnight on 5/31/2016.

The Fine Print Eligibility:

To apply for the scholarship, applicant must be a student currently enrolled at a 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States.

Incoming Freshmen

Applicant must be a current student, have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale and have taken either the ACT or SAT test.

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors 

 

  • Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale and be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for Spring 2016.
  • Applicant must use the scholarship toward undergraduate program (i.e. Graduate and Masters programs not eligible).
  • Applicants must be studying or planning to study design.
  • If the applicant or the applicant's parent/legal guardian is employed by Greentech Innovations, Inc. at the time of award, the student is not eligible for the scholarship. Eligibility of finalists will be verified before winners are selected.

Description of Scholarship Funds

The selected winner will receive a one-time $1,000 educational scholarship to be applied to qualified expenses, including graduate and undergraduate tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board for the 2016-2017 academic year. Funds are provided by Digital Third Coast Internet Marketing. Payments issued by Digital Third Coast Internet Marketing are made payable to the student's approved college or university and mailed after 6/30/2016 directly to the accredited college or university last designated by the student.

Selection and Announcement of Winners

Winners will be selected by the Pots, Planters and More team after the deadline of 5/31/2016. Applicants are judged on quality and originality of entries. The winners will be announced on or before 6/15/2016.

College/University Approval

The institution must be accredited and listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education. All school transfers are subject to accreditation approval.

Responsibilities of Recipients

The recipient must be actively enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior for the 2016-2017 semester and for the entire academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency or military service. It is the recipient's responsibility to verify receipt of funds with their designated institution and notify Pots, Planters and More. Should the award check not arrive on or about 30 days from the issue date. Pots, Planters and More reserves the right to alter or discontinue this program at any time without notice.

Digital Rights Agreement

By submitting an entry to this competition, you agree that all essay and photo submissions will become the property of Greentech Innovations, Inc. (DBA Pots, Planters and More) and may be used in marketing materials, reposted or displayed online in whole or partial form without notification.