The Finally Sold Impact Maker Scholarship Program

The Finally Sold Impact Maker Scholarship Requirements:

General Overview:

    Award Amounts:

  • 3 winnners EACH Fall and Spring Semesters for $500 each (6 per year)
  • No minimum GPA or Test Score Requirements

  • Eligibility:

  • ALL years accepted (Freshman thru Doctorate)
  • Available for ANY Accredited College, Univerty, or Trade School in the USA

  • Minimum Requirements:

  • Create a short and simple 2-minute video stating why we should pick you and post it to YouTube
  • Write a 500+ word essay stating how you would be able to make an impact on your field

  • Submission Deadline Dates:

  • Fall 2018 Semester Deadline: July 15, 2018
  • Spring 2019 Semester Deadline: November 25, 2018
  • Fall 2019 Semester Deadline: July 15, 2019




Requirements Explained in More Depth

Eligibility:

ANY and ALL U.S. Citizens aged 16 and older who are currently enrolled in or have applied to any college, university, or trade school anywhere in the USA on a full or part-time basis (at least 9 credit hours) are eligible to apply for our Impact Maker Scholarships. This is open to both Certificate AND Degree Granting Schools along with both Traditional AND Online Enrollment.

Immediate family members of Finally Sold staff, board of directors, or scholarship selection committee members are not eligible to apply for this scholarship program. An immediate family member is defined as a parent; sibling; child by blood, adoption, or marriage; spouse; grandparent or grandchild.

Basic Submission Requirements:

  • Make a short video (around 2 minutes long) that essentially explains why we should pick you and why you feel that you will be able to eventually make a difference in your chosen field of study once you finish your higher education.
  • Write a 500-750 word essay further explaining your goals and ambitions of what you want to do in the future and how going to your chosen school will help enable you to manifest and accomplish that future.
  • Post the video to your YouTube channel and place the entire essay as the video’s description. If you don’t currently have a YouTube channel, then you will merely need to create one (it’s free).
  • Promote our company’s scholarship opportunities by including a live link back to the https://www.finallysold.com/scholarship-programs.html page anywhere within the first sentence of the YouTube video’s description.
  • For tracking purposes, the TITLE for the YouTube video MUST include the phrase “Finally Sold’s Impact Maker Scholarship”.

The Video and Essay should touch upon such questions and topics as:

  • State your name
  • What city and state you currently live in?
  • What year of schooling are you applying for (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctorate)?
  • The name of the person or place that first told you about our scholarship program AND a hyperlink to the post or website where you first saw it.
  • What type of degree(s) do you plan to eventually receive?
  • What is your chosen field, career, vocation, or major?
  • Which semester are you applying for?
  • What ambitions do you have for said field, career, vocation, or major?
  • Why do you feel that you can make an impact in that chosen arena?
  • How will getting this further education personally impact your own situation?
  • Why should we pick you?

NOTE: The video doesn’t have to be a visual masterpiece. We don't expect you to be a Steven Spielberg and we don’t want you to have to go out and buy any expensive equipment. Rather, we will reward creativity and innovation in your presentation. As with any video, we hope you take into account decent lighting and sound when shooting it, but we don’t expect you to be a video expert, for that is not what you are being graded on.

Essentially we just want to get to know you and we want you to sell us on the idea that we should pick you. Imagine you are on ABC’s hit TV show Shark Tank and you are asking us to invest in you and your dreams.

EXTRA CREDIT #1:

The judges will award bonus points to Applicants who demonstrate the ability to PROMOTE themselves and influence others.

For instance, we will award bonus points to those who additionally upload their video across MULTIPLE video platforms such as Vimeo and Daily Motion.

Likewise we will give additional bonus points to resourceful Applicants that then cross promote both our scholarship program and the Applicant’s video pages across any of the many different Social Media Platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc. and on any of the various Blog Site Platforms such as Blogger, Tumblr, WordPress, Live Journal, Weebly, etc. (the more promotions, the better).

EXTRA CREDIT #2:

Get some Extra Credit for taking a moment to learn about our company and demonstrate to us how well you can extrapolate information. You can either go to this link and take a short quiz about Finally Sold on-line, or you can download the MS Word document or Google Doc here so that you can fill it out later and submit it with your Email Submission instead. The judges will award 2 bonus points to Applicants who answer at least 15 questions correctly and will award 3 bonus points to Applicants who answer at least 20 questions correctly.

Secondary Video Platform Requirements:

  • If you are going to upload your video to Vimeo.com and/or DailyMotion.com, you will need to use a unique and different “Title” and “Description” on each of these secondary video platforms.
  • For tracking purposes, somewhere within each of these Video's “Title”, you must also include our brand name of “Finally Sold”.
  • Next, unlike with the YouTube video that required a 500-750 essay, the descriptions for these secondary video platforms instead shall only be just two paragraphs long.
    • The first paragraph will be a brief summary of why you deserve to be one of the 3 finalists for the Impact Maker Scholarship.
    • The second paragraph shall include a short description in your own words of what you think the brand Finally Sold does and is all about. This paragraph must also mention our scholarship program and include a live hyperlink back to our scholarship page at https://www.finallysold.com/scholarship-programs.html
  • Likewise, the two said paragraphs need to be different and unique for each and every additional video platform that you publish your video to. You will be graded upon how well you can vary up the content amongst the other platforms.
  • In your submission email to us, please provide us with ALL the links to videos/posts so that we can verify their placement.
  • Make sure you set all of the videos to be public

Requirements for Extra Credit Cross Promotion on Blog Sites or on Social Media:

  • We will give additional bonus points to resourceful Applicants that then both cross promote our Scholarship Program and their Video Pages across any of the many different Social Media and Blog Platforms.
  • When it comes to the Social Media and Blog Site promotion of your videos, you will need to:
    • Make sure you use different content on each post. In other words, don't just keep using the same phrasing on each post; mix it up instead.
    • Make sure you reference our Scholarship Program and provide a live hyperlink to it at https://www.finallysold.com/scholarship-programs.html at the VERY BEGINNING of the video's description.
    • Make sure you link or embed your video’s URL address in the post so that the reader of the post will be able to go to your video and watch it.
  • We will also look for signs of engagement on those sites by looking to see how many views, likes, shares, comments, favorites, retweets, etc. that your various posts received.
  • Please provide us with any and all links to the posts/sites so that we can verify their placement.
  • Feel free to use creative hash tags like #Scholarship along with the hashtag of #FinallySold in your social media posts.

Early Submission BONUS:

Every Applicant that submits their initial application at least 60 days prior to that semester's Submission Deadline Date will automatically receive two extra bonus points.

*** HOWEVER, for our inaugural Fall 2018 semester, the Early Submission Bonus deadline has been extended through June 15, 2018

NOTE: To qualify for the "Early Submission Bonus", you just need to complete the YouTube Basic Submission Requirements portion of it and send us an email referencing it. However, if you need additional time to complete any of the other Extra Credit or Bonuses, you can merely send us a second and final email anytime prior to the regular general Submission Deadline Date to let us know of any additional links associated with the optional extra credit and bonus portion.

Influencer and Recruitment BONUS:

Reap big rewards with our optional Influencer and Recruitment Portion of the scholarship. We will also give applicants bonus points for anyone who convinces others to apply for this scholarship wherein they reference you, your video, or your posts as to how they found out about our scholarship offer. In other words, as defined in Malcolm Gladwell’s book, The Tipping Point, we are looking to cultivate and additionally give bonus points for any natural Mavens, Connectors, and Salesmen.

NOTE: This is yet one other reason why you should submit your application for this scholarship earlier than later in order to give others that you recruit time to prepare their submissions too.

Email Submission Process:

Once you have posted your video to YouTube, please email us at Scholarships@FinallySold.com to complete the submission process and provide us a link to your video. If you posted your video to any other optional video platforms, or if you cross promoted our scholarship program and your video pages on any social media or blog platforms, then please also give us a list of the links/URL's of those posts so that we can properly credit you for those efforts.

All email submissions must also contain the Applicant's full name, age they will be at the award date, email address, postal address, school/institution they are currently enrolled in and/or have applied to, and a phone number to contact. Additionally, if the Applicant will be under the age of 18 as of the award date, please also provide the contact information for the Applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

You are allowed to apply for more than one semester's scholarship. However, if you do chose to apply for any additional semesters, then you will need to make a separate submission for that one too, however, it cannot be submitted more than 365 days prior to that semester's Early Bird Submission Deadline. NOTE: You are not allowed to use the same Video or Essay/Description for multiple submissions. Rather, you would need to create a new video and a new essay for each additional submission.

Lastly, please include how you found out about our scholarship program and please reference the name of the person who referred you if there was one.

Judging Process:

The winner of each Finally Sold Impact Maker Scholarship will be selected by our internal panel of judges.

You will be graded separately on the contents of the video, the essay, and how well you performed on any of the optional extra credit items.

The selection criteria, in no particular order, will include but is not limited to:

  • The Applicant’s originality and creativity
  • The Applicant’s thoughtfulness, passion, and ability to express themselves
  • The Applicant’s demonstrated potential for success in their chosen field of study
  • How compelling the actual video is
  • How persuasive and engaging the approximately 500-750 word essay is
  • How well did the Applicant promote their video across multiple video and social media platforms.

NOTE: extra points will be awarded for not only the number of places/platforms where the video is posted, embedded, or linked to, but bonus point will also be given for those who garner real engagement for their video/posts. For instance, we will look to see how many times the videos/posts get views, likes, comments, shares, replies, favorited, thumb ups, +1s, retweets, repins, re-blogs, revines, etc. For instance an applicant that posts the video to say 3+ different video sites would get more credit than a contestant that merely just posted it to YouTube. Likewise a video that gets shared and commented upon will fare better in this particular criteria than one that never gets any real views or engagement upon it.

  • How well the Applicant followed the rules and guidelines
  • The demonstrated passion level of the Applicant to succeed with their studies and what type of an impact can they have in their chosen field

Submission Deadline Dates:

  • Fall 2018 Semester regular submission deadline: July 15, 2018
    • (the Early Bird Deadline for Fall 2018 is June 16, 2018)
  • Spring 2019 Semester regular submission deadline: November 25, 2018
    • (the Early Bird Deadline for Spring 2019 is September 26, 2018)
  • Fall 2019 Semester regular submission deadline: July 15, 2019
    • (the Early Bird Deadline for Fall 2019 is May 16, 2019)

Award Dates:

  • Finally Sold will select the Three Fall Semester Winners each year on or around August 5.
  • Finally Sold will select the Three Spring Semester Winners each year on or around December 19.

Finally Sold will promptly announce the winners on the website pending notification of the student and his or her family. By the time of the award date, winner needs to be able to demonstrate they have at already been accepted to their school of choice and that they have at least initiated the enrollment process. Winner must also respond to us within 2 weeks of our first contact to you informing you of your win, or another winner will be chosen.

General:

Applicants shall NOT call Finally Sold regarding this Scholarship. Rather, all inquiries shall be sent via email only to Scholarships@FinallySold.com instead. Applicant’s submission to the Finally Sold Impact Maker Scholarship Program constitutes Applicant’s consent to use Applicant's name and likeness for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes, without further compensation, except where prohibited. Likewise, we expect you to publicly acknowledge the receipt of this scholarship should you be selected as one of the winners.

By entering and/or by accepting an award, you agree to be bound by these rules and to release Finally Sold and Right Now Capital LLC from any and all liability arising out of your participation in this scholarship program with respect to the awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of any award. Finally Sold and Right Now Capital LLC reserves the right to adjust the rules as any circumstances arise throughout the Scholarship Program.

Award checks will be made out to the institution that you will be attending. Should extenuating circumstances occur wherein that is not feasible, then please contact us so that we can make other appropriate arrangements.

About Finally Sold:

Finally Sold is a national homebuyer and we buy houses in any condition or area. If you are selling a house as is, then we would love the opportunity to purchase it. Likewise, if you are asking how can you sell your house fast, have no fear, because we can literally buy your house and safely close the transaction with either a top rated local Title Company or Real Estate Attorney in as little as just 10 days. You see, since we buy houses for cash, you won't have to waste the typical 30 to 60 extra days waiting for your buyer to hopefully qualify for a home mortgage.

There is a time and place for everything, and NOW is the time to get your house FINALLY SOLD today! So, before you make that next mortgage payment, contact Finally Sold on-line, or pick up the phone and call us toll-free at (844) NOW-SOLD.



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Contact Us For Your FREE In-Home Consultation

Getting your home sold fast has never been easier. Simply call us Toll Free at (844) NOW-SOLD [(844) 669-7653], or merely fill out our short form on-line, and one of our professional home buying consultants will promptly contact you to schedule your FREE, no-obligation in-home consultation.

We View Your Home

One of our professional and friendly consultants will meet with you to view your home at a time that's convenient for you. This professional and thorough evaluation process is painless, and it will only take about 15 minutes to complete. Don't worry if your home isn't in perfect shape, because we buy homes in any area and in any condition.

Get A Generous Top Dollar Offer

Now you can sell the house fast and still get a great price too. Our field consultant will sit down with you and go over our top dollar home buying formula in a simple and easy to understand manner so that you can easily see how we arrived at our generous offer price to buy your home.

Homeowners are amazed when they see our competitive offer and quickly realize how it is truly a “No-Brainer” to sell their house to us versus using a Real Estate Agent instead.

Also, with The Finally Sold Way™, you will NEVER be asked to make any repairs to your home, and there are NEVER any fees or commissions to sell your property to us. In fact, we will even pay for ALL of the real estate closing costs too!

We Set Up The Closing Date

Once you accept our purchase offer, you will receive all copies of the paperwork right there on the spot.

We will then open escrow with a licensed and state regulated Title Agency, Escrow Company, or Closing Attorney to safely and securely close the transaction in just 10 days or on the exact closing date of your choice.

You Get Paid

Your wait is over! Not only do you get your House FINALLY SOLD with ease, but you get your home's sale proceeds quickly too. And best yet, you won't have to deal with all the stress, headaches, anxiety, inconveniences, and delays of using the old-fashioned and sluggish way of listing it with a real estate agent.

It's no wonder that once you experience the speed, security, convenience, professionalism, and certainty of The Finally Sold Way™ that you will NEVER want to sell a house any other way again!