Enter This College Scholarship Contest to Help Snuff Out Smoking on Campus

Exposure to secondhand smoke is a big deal. It can trigger asthma and cause serious illnesses like heart disease and cancer.

Smoking is banned in most public spaces in the U.S., but it’s still permitted on more than 3,200 colleges across the country.

Social-change organization DoSomething.org wants to, well, do something about that.

The organization is awarding a $2,500 scholarship to one lucky winner who joins the initiative to stamp out smoking on college campuses.

The application process couldn’t be easier. There are no forms to fill out or essays to write.

Just take a photo of a college where smoking is permitted or snap a picture with its mascot and you could snag $2,500 to help pay your college bills.

The #SaveTheMascots Scholarship Contest

Here’s how to enter to win $2,500 from DoSomething.org.

Scholarship amount: $2,500

To qualify for this scholarship, an applicant must be:

  • 25 years old or younger
  • A resident of the U.S. or Canada (or a citizen of either country living abroad)

To apply, applicants must:

  1. Create a free online account at DoSomething.org
  2. Take a picture of a local college that isn’t tobacco-free or photograph yourself with its school mascot
  3. Follow instructions you receive from DoSomething.org when you register about how to post your photo on social media.
  4. Submit the photo to DoSomething for a chance to win the scholarship.

Scholarship deadline: April 30, 2018

You can read the rest of the official rules and guidelines here.

If you’re looking for even more scholarships to apply for, be sure to check out our list of 100 scholarships that will help you pay for college.

Lisa McGreevy is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.