YouTube Scholarship

Share your Ivy Tech story via YouTube and you could win up to a $3,000 scholarship!

Just share your Ivy Tech story via video, upload it to YouTube, and submit an entry form. Five finalists will be chosen by a committee of Ivy Tech employees. Finalists' videos will then be posted to ivytech.edu/vote where friends, family, and fellow students will vote for their favorite! The three videos with the highest votes cast at ivytech.edu/vote will win.

  • 1st prize = $3,000 (based on highest votes)
  • 2nd prize = $2,000 (based on 2nd highest votes)
  • 3rd prize = $1,000 (based on 3rd highest votes)
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Contest officially begins: Monday, May 18, 2015
Deadline to submit official entry form and video: Friday, July 8, 2015 at noon (EST)
Entry forms and videos accepted: Monday, May 18, 2015 through Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at noon (EST).
Contest Voting: Finalists' videos will be posted on ivytech.edu/vote Friday, July 10, 2015 - Monday, August 3, 2015
Contest winners announced: Friday, August 7, 2015

*Contestants must be future or current students at Ivy Tech Community College. Winners must be enrolled for Fall 2015 semester by Monday, August 3, 2015.

For more information and complete contest rules please see Official Contest Rules.


How to Enter

  1. Read our Official Contest Rules. You must agree to the rules and regulations to participate. If under 18, you must have your parent or guardians read it and agree to it as well.
  2. Create your video!
    • Content: Videos must include your Ivy Tech story.
    • Size: Video entries must be 3 minutes or less, and no more than 2GB.
    • Format: Videos from digital cameras, camcorders, and phones are all acceptable if they're in .wmv, avi, .mov, or .mpg format. Please avoid filming any copyrighted material such as music, logos, etc
  3. Upload your video to YouTube. Create a YouTube account if you don't already have one. You can use a parent's account if you are under 18, or create your own account with your own email address. Make sure you get your parent's permission, if younger than 18, before setting up your account.
  4. Submit an Official Entry Form.
  5. Tell all your friends to check out your video and enter their own videos! Five finalists will be chosen by a committee of Ivy Tech employees. Finalists' videos will be posted on ivytech.edu/vote Friday, July 10, 2015 - Monday, August 3, 2015.


How the five finalists will be chosen

In addition to meeting the video criteria above we will be choosing five finalists based on the following:

Memorable/Creative – We are looking for students that have put some thought and work into their video. Show us something we haven’t seen before!

Message – We want to hear your story! Bonus points for ending your video with “I am Ivy Tech”

Quality/Production – Be sure your video is of good quality and that we, and our voters, can clearly hear your message.


How our winners will be chosen

Finalists' videos will be posted to ivytech.edu/vote and finalists will be notified via email on Friday, July 10. Share the ivytech.edu/vote link to encourage your friends, family, classmates, and more to vote for your video! The three videos with the highest votes will win.