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This Company Will Pay You $1,000 for Telling It Why Your School Rules

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Think your school, campus and college town are the coolest in the U.S.?

You could win a $1,000 scholarship by telling rental search firm Abodo in 1,000 words or less — and five pictures — why your school is the_bomb.com.

OK, OK. I know the feeling. The semester just started, and you have to write another essay? But with all that pressure over student loan debt, you totally owe it to your future self to give it a shot.

If you really, really can’t write another dang essay, sift through tons of other scholarships we’ve compiled here. There might be a few with less… academic requirements.

If not, keep reading to find out how to enter to win this $1,000 scholarship before this semester’s Feb. 28 deadline.

How to Enter This College Scholarship Essay Contest

First off, Abodo runs this essay contest twice a year, once for the spring semester and once for the fall. No, you can’t win twice — but your roommate could enter.

Click here to find the scholarship application. You’ll need to describe five things people might not know about your school, campus or town that make it amazing. It could be a really cool professor, that big, awesome tree people are always doing tai chi in front of or a weekly concert in the park.

Make sure to use proper grammar and spelling. The site or your browser could time out, so I suggest writing the essay on your own word processing software, then pasting it in.

Throughout the essay, include links to images of what you’re describing for extra points. You can use Imgur to upload images for free, then copy the URL into the body of the essay.

Oh, and I hope you’re OK with the essay and pics in your application going public, because Abodo owns the right to use them in the future.

And there’s only one winner, which will be chosen after the Feb. 28 deadline, so make those pictures Instagram-worthy and the essay solid.

Alex Mahadevan is a data journalist at The Penny Hoarder. Here are five reasons his alma mater Florida State University rules: Railroad Square, Bullwinkle’s, Lake Ella, Wakulla Springs and football.

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