Posted by: Discover Scholars | December 8, 2008

DiscoverScholars.org Named Finalist in Mashable’s Open Web Awards

DiscoverScholars.org Named Finalist in Mashable’s Open Web Awards

Innovative scholarship organization moves closer to prestigious Web 2.0 award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          CONTACT: Jonathan Bydlak
December 8, 2008                                                      (202) 470-6782

ARLINGTON, VA – DiscoverScholars.org, a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to students based on the interests of donors in the marketplace, announced today that it has been voted a finalist for Mashable.com’s “Non-Profit Cause” Open Web Award. Only three organizations advanced to the final round of voting.

Often considered the ‘Oscars’ of the internet, many commentators say that the Open Web Awards offer a glimpse into next year’s ‘rising stars. From Mashable.com:

Open Web Awards is the only multilingual international online voting competition that covers major innovations in web technology. Through an online nominating and voting process, the Open Web Awards recognizes and honors the top achievements in 26 categories.

The first Open Web Awards achieved over 250,000 votes combined between Mashable and our 50 international blog partners. Winners included Facebook, Digg, Google, Meetup, Twitter, Netvibes, woot!, Last.fm and Mahalo.

After more than 50,000 nominations and in excess of 80,000 verified votes from the web community, we’re pleased to announce the finalists in the Open Web Awards, an open, international contest to find the web’s best sites and services. Congratulations to all the finalists!

DiscoverScholars.org is the only scholarship-granting organization that allows charitable donors to specify student attributes with their contributions, from grades and majors to extracurriculars and athletics, with the knowledge that worthy students possessing those attributes will benefit from their donations.

Zinch.com recently described DiscoverScholars.org as the first “P2P forum for philanthropists to give money directly to [the types of] students that interest them.”

More information can be found at www.DiscoverScholars.org.

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