On Monday, we submitted DiscoverScholars.org to Google’s Project 10 to the 100th. In honor of Google’s 10th birthday, the company is calling for “ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible.”
From all of their submissions, Google will choose 100 to post on their website, before having the general public vote on the best ideas. The public voting, which will begin on January 27, 2008, will narrow the pool down to 20 ideas, from which Google will choose up to 5 to receive a total of $10 million in funding. You can read more about how the contest works here.
Naturally, we believe that this is a great opportunity for DiscoverScholars.org, and hope that people at Google and in the general public will be as captivated by it as we are. We entered DiscoverScholars.org into the education category, the goal of which is to “help more people get more access to better education.”
Answering Google’s questions succinctly was surely a challenge (most questions were limited to only 150 words!). Nonetheless, we feel that our answers provide a great primer on what we’re trying to do, and why it holds the potential to revolutionize the future of educational giving.
Regardless of our results, we want to share our submission with our supporters and the general public. Each day this week, we will post a response to one of the substantive questions from the application.
As always, don’t hesitate to send us your feedback: mail@DiscoverScholars.org.
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