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Scholarship America is one of seven charities that have been selected by Cars.com to participate in the Cars Cares corporate giving initiative. Like our fellow competitors, Scholarship America was chosen by Cars.com for our work to instill confidence in children and young adults -- and, as a result of our participation we have a chance to receive up to $100,000!
To receive the grand prize, we need to gather more votes than the other participating charities -- and there are three easy ways that you can help.
Visit the Cars.com Facebook page and vote for Scholarship America as your charity of choice. You can vote once a day, every day, from now through February 13.
By sharing your vote on Facebook and asking your friends to vote, you can ensure even more votes for Scholarship America. Every time you click "share" to spread the word, an additional $1.00 gets added to the final donation!
If you’re watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 5, you can use the free Shazam app (see below) on your smartphone to tag the Cars.com commercial that will air in the second quarter. Each tag adds $1.00 to the pool that the winning charity receives, and you’ll get to go make your daily vote after tagging. (You can also tag the commercial if you watch on Facebook!)
Scholarship America believes that every student in the country deserves the chance to go to college -- and to graduate. A $100,000 donation would allow us to help hundreds more students get through college with less debt. So help us win the top prize: vote, share, and Shazam!
How to Shazam
Shazam is a free app for your smartphone that can "listen" to your TV or radio. For the Cars.com Super Bowl commercial, all you need to do is download the Shazam app (you can do that right here) and open it when you see the Cars.com commercial in the 2nd quarter.
Tap the "Shazam" button and it will listen to the commercial -- and $1.00 will automatically be added to the Cars Cares donation pool. You'll also be directed to the Cars.com Facebook page, where you can vote for Scholarship America. It's just that easy!
Janine Fugate, Scholarship America
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About Scholarship America
Scholarship America is a national education service organization that mobilizes support for students getting into and graduating from college. Scholarship America has distributed more than $2.5 billion in scholarship assistance to more than 1.7 million students over the last 50 years. Scholarship America’s programs, which include Dollars for Scholars®, help fund both entry-level and multi-year scholarships, as well as emergency financial grants. More information is available at scholarshipamerica.org.
Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. These annually-increasing awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year of education beyond high school.
Scholarship America's blog, The Scholarship Coach, appears weekly at USNews.com, featuring expert advice on all kinds of scholarship issues. Here on the site, we feature a new highlight from the blog every week, and you can also download a free Scholarship Coach e-book!
Nearly 1/4 of the U.S. population owes a collective $700 billion in student loan debt. We are committed to helping more students graduate from college with less debt. A gift of just $1 a day -- for a week, for a month, or for a year -- can help ensure that students are able to achieve their goals.