Win Up to $5,000 Towards Your College Education with the Direct Energy Live Brighter Scholarship!

Show off those video-making and storytelling skills for your chance at one of three great scholarships!

Direct Energy believes wholeheartedly in community involvement. We have a number of initiatives throughout the company designed to identify, encourage, and assist people and groups looking to make a difference in their communities. So, we wanted to up the ante further by finding three excellent students as the recipients of our first annual Live Brighter Scholarship!

Win Up to $5,000 Towards Your College Education with the Direct Energy Live Brighter Scholarship!

If you’re selected as a winner, you could receive up to $5,000 to help fund your college education so you can continue to impact your world for the better!

But this won’t be your typical “fill out a form and provide a stock essay” type of entry. We’ve created a scholarship with the 21st century student in mind – as in, we want you to create a video telling us all about why YOU deserve to win.

It goes something like this:

You need to create a video no longer than 2 minutes (120 seconds) in length. That video will need to begin with a 10-second “title screen” stating the following:

  • Your name (as the producer)
  • The title of your video
  • The name of the university, college, or other applicable institution of higher education you plan to attend or currently attend
  • The city and state of that school
  • The length of your video (minus the length of the title screen)

In this video, you must answer the following question:

Direct Energy offers the tools and technology to use energy wisely and efficiently. We help our customers take advantage of energy choice to live a brighter life with accessible energy plans, innovative product offerings, engaging customer service, and high-end home services. How do you live your life brighter within your community?

You’ll also need to write a 50-word essay explaining your video.

Of key importance to this process – You will need to upload your video to YouTube and then send us the link. Please do not send us your video file as your application will not upload due to the size constraints.

Furthermore, you must be a resident of one of the states where Direct Energy offers energy services to apply for this scholarship: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

Win Up to $5,000 Towards Your College Education with the Direct Energy Live Brighter Scholarship!
Seriously – the more money you add to this piggy bank before graduation, the less you’ll spend AFTER you graduate.

Still interested? Of course you are! Who wouldn’t want the chance to earn $5,000 by creating a video talking about all you do to help your community become a better place? To learn more about how you can apply – including additional requirements, FAQs, and more – head over to today! We also recommend that you read the Official Rules for this scholarship, and when you’re ready, just click here to apply!

We are excited to view each and every entry! Don’t delay, as the deadline for the application process is November 30th, 2015

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