Posted by: Discover Scholars | October 22, 2008

Google 10 to the 100: Who benefits?

This week, we are featuring our responses to Google’s Project 10 to the 100th. For more background information, start by reading our original post here. Below we discuss what groups of people benefit most from DiscoverScholars.org.

# 13. If your idea were to become a reality, who would benefit the most and how? (maximum 150 words)

Students in need of educational funding would benefit most from our idea. It would provide them with money for college and slash the time they spend applying for tuition assistance.  One application would expose each student to a plethora of potential donors.

Our idea would put downward pressure on college costs by encouraging the elimination of wasteful expenditures. A vibrant market of donors would lessen students’ reliance on colleges’ financial aid packages. Students would have the same amount of financial aid regardless of which college they attend, freeing them to choose schools based on other criteria.

Charitable donors would derive significant benefits over the status quo, as they would no longer be forced to support the opportunity of individuals by giving to colleges and other institutions. Donors could be sure their money is spent in ways they desire, and this increased transparency would encourage more people to support higher education.

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