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Aspen Capital eScholarship Competition

23 Winona State students will win $1,000 scholarships.

Submission Dates: January 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022.

Aspen Capital, in partnership with Winona State University, provides the latest mobile devices and technology to Winona State Students.

Attention all rising YouTubers, budding digital photographers and artists both visual and aural: Aspen Capital and Winona State want to give 23 WSU students $1,000!

Okay, you will have to earn the scholarship, but the method to earn it is fun, interesting and will make use of your favorite skills.

Students can submit entries to any of these five exciting categories:

  • eFlick (video)
  • Jingles (audio)
  • Laptop Cover Skin Design
  • Social Media Campaign
  • Virtual Backgrounds

Enter as many times as you wish although you may only win one scholarship.


What is this year’s theme?

This year's theme is "The Future of Learning". 

"The Future of Learning" asks the question of how we can close the gap between how we are organized now and the needs of the future. You are invited to consider:
  • Who will be learning at WSU?
  • How will we learn at WSU?
  • What environments and tools will support learning at WSU?
The theme promotes conversations about the transformations we're experiencing as a society and the struggles we're facing in responding to them.

Show us your interpretation of the future of learning.

If you would like to see some entry ideas from past years click here – Go to the eScholarship Wiki Main Page and look under "Past Year's Entries".

Who is eligible?

All part-time or full-time students in the eWarrior Digital Life & Learning Program are eligible. (Hint: if you have a WSU laptop and tablet, you are enrolled in eWarrior).


When are applications due?

Entries must be submitted by midnight on Thursday, March 31, 2022.


Online Submission Information

You must use the WSU Foundations Scholarship form to submit your entries for events.

Remember to attach your entry! 


Submission: eFlick Competition Only

  • All entrees must be submitted via a YouTube link. If you do not have a YouTube account, please create one for this competition.
  • Make sure your video on YouTube can be viewed by the Public.

Aspen Capital has partnered with Winona State University’s eWarrior Digital Life and Learning Program since 2000, providing WSU students with the latest laptops and tablets.

As part of Aspen Capital’s commitment to WSU students, the eWarrior scholarship competition was created to award scholarships to WSU students.

For the 2021-22 eScholarship competition, Aspen Capital has generously donated $23,000, enabling us to provide 23 students with a $1,000 scholarship.

Winner(s) receiving the $1,000 scholarship will be announced in April.

eFlick projects will be judged on:

  • Use of the eWarrior theme – 20 points (20%)
  • Overall impact (inspiring, persuasive, informational) – 20 points (20%)
  • Creativity – 20 points (20%)
  • Memorable content and delivery – 20 points (20%)
  • Clear message – 20 points (20%)

Jingle Competition will be judged on:

  • Use of the eWarrior theme – 20 points (20%)
  • Overall impact (inspiring, persuasive, informational) – 20 points (20%)
  • Creativity – 20 points (20%)
  • Memorable content and delivery – 20 points (20%)
  • Clear message – 20 points (20%)

Laptop Cover Skins will be judged on:

  • Use of the eWarrior theme – 20 points (20%)
  • Overall impact (inspiring, persuasive, informational) – 20 points (20%)
  • Creativity – 20 points (20%)
  • Memorable content and delivery – 20 points (20%)
  • Clear message – 20 points (20%)

Social Media Campaigns will be judged on:

  • Use of the eWarrior theme – 20%
  • Overall impact (inspiring, persuasive, informational) – 15%
  • Originality/Creativity – 30%
  • Memorable content and deliver – 15%
  • Clear message – 20%
Virtual Background will be judged on:
  • Creativity – 40 points (40%)
  • Visual appeal/photographic quality – 30 points (30%)
  • Represents WSU – 30 points (30%)

Who chooses the scholarship winners?

The WSU eWarrior Digital Life & Learning Scholarship Committee includes representatives from WSU and Aspen Capital.

  • Must be a WSU student that is participating in the eWarrior: Digital Life & Learning Program
  • Entries may be submitted anytime between January 1 and March 31, 2021.
  • Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Only entries that are 100% original will be considered
  • Entry must follow this year's theme
  • Only entries that follow exact guidelines will be considered
  • All entries must be created/edited on WSU devices (laptop, tablet) or your phone
  • Technology: Must use WSU supported software or software that is freely accessible by all
  • You may submit as many entries as you wish but you will only be eligible to win one scholarship
  • Scholarships are awarded to single winners or all participants on a winning team
  • Teams may be used for the eFlick and Jingle Competition only
    • You may have up to four people on a team for the eFlick Competition
    • You may have up to two people on a team for the Jingle Competition
  • Scholarships will be awarded for Spring 2022
  • Depending on COVID-19 safety precautions, you will be required to attend a casual-dress luncheon with your benefactor

Go to the eWarrior Aspen Capital eScholarship Wiki page for full details.


Disclaimer

By submitting an entry, I guarantee that the content of my entry is free of any copyright restriction and agree to provide WSU with copies of any copyright releases I have acquired, should they be requested.

Winona State University cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from possible copyright violation.

I agree to defend and indemnify the University and/or the University’s licensees and assignees and hold them harmless against all claims, suits, costs losses, damages, and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, that the

University and/or the University’s licensees and assignees may sustain by reason of any unlawful matter contained in the program.

WSU also reserves the right to use submissions to the e-Competition, in whole or in part, for future promotion and demonstration. 

The Digital Learning Commons (DLC) offers support to help you get the most out of the programs and apps on your laptop. The DLC is located in Krueger Library 105 and our email address is dlc@winona.edu.