Who knew being a mediocre student could actually pay off? Comedy website CollegeHumor announced they will be dishing out $5,000 to two Plain Jane, Average Joe college students “just for being themselves.” So, take the spring semester off from studying, because those with a 4.0 need not apply.
Did you sign up for 3 clubs but never attend meetings? Is your GPA a 2.1? Would some of your professors have a hard time remembering if you were in their class? If so, enter now! We hope you’re not exceptional.
After seeing how many scholarships were available for the top 10 percent and bottom 10 percent, CollegeHumor decided to create a reward for the 80 percent in the middle.
The application is open to those 18 or older who are currently enrolled as a freshman, sophomore or junior at a four-year college or university. To apply, all students need to do is provide a brief description of why they’ve average and upload either photos or videos that highlight their averageness. The contest ends on February 7.
Although the site is satirical, this contest is no joke. As CollegeHumor Editor-in-Chief Streeter Seidell told the Huffington Post:
Some of the funniest, longest-serving writers at CollegeHumor—myself included—were unexceptional students. We did our work and got decent grades, but we never really stood out in either direction academically. And now, in these difficult economic times, it’s getting harder and harder for average students like we were to get free money for no reason at all.
So, here’s your chance. Go out there, don’t overachieve and make your parents proud.
(Although, if you’re not average, maybe you should start actually filling out your FAFSA.)