Kentucky Fried Chicken has put a new twist on college scholarships: Tweet your application.
High school seniors have until Friday to make their case, in 140 characters or less, as to why they deserve to win $20,000 over four years to help pay for college.
Every year, KFC gives out 75 scholarships. This is the first time one student will win by putting his or her best tweet forward.
What do applicants have to do? Basically, tweet "why they exemplify Colonel Sanders' commitment to education and enriching their communities and why they are deserving of a college scholarship." And include #KFCScholar in the tweet.
Some of the recent entries:
From Tai Rattigan: "I want to be a #KFCScholar, I will personally eat KFC at least once a week for life, you can document it ;) Sanders is my idol"
From Leah Tibbets: "I deserve the Scholarship b/c I worked so hard to graduate 1yr early from HS. I need this scholarship b/c it's my only chance!"
From Timothy W. Lee: "1 mom, 1 goal: college, 1 dream: teacher, 1 passion: saving lost kids near & far, 225: hrs of comm service, changing the future"
And from Lauren Bruer: "My parents spent my college savings on popcorn chicken. It wouldn't kill you to return the favor. #KFCScholar"
The winner will be announced Dec. 1.
- Mary Pasciak