Context matters » « Blackboards vs. Whiteboards Student bloggers: want money? Of course you do. Would you believe there is now a thousand dollar scholarship for students who blog? And you can nominate yourself? Share this:PrintEmailShare on TumblrTweet Context matters » « Blackboards vs. Whiteboards
Alon Levy says
Is there a real reason why like so many other contests, this one is only open to US citizens?
Keith Douglas says
Alon Levy: As a Canadian who has often read about US contests only to be disappointed, I have investigated the matter somewhat. The gist is that laws for contests vary. That said, it looks like the rules have changed …
Well, this is not a contest, and there’s no money in it, but on the positive side, it’s not open only to US residents. And recent threads have shown PZ has lots of readers in the UK, so maybe this email announcement I received today will be of interest to someone here.
(if he were looking in my part of the world, I’d propose a sound recording of “Siamangs in Seattle”…)
Jon Voisey (aka the Angry Astronomer) says
Too bad my GPA is too low.
I don’t suppose I could use it to pay for blacksmithing school…
Daniel Kovach says
We have made this scholarship available to any student who goes to college in the U.S. We see no reason not to do so.
Also, we have upped the prize money and made it an annual award of $5000.
Alon Levy says
Oh, that’s not my complaint. My complaint is that it excludes students who aren’t US citizens. There are plenty of foreign students in the US, as well as people who grew up in the US and are for all intents and purposes Americans except that they have no citizenship.
Kristjan Wager says
Alon, foreign students don’t seem to be excluded any more – now you just have to study at an US college.
Finally got to it and nominated a couple of good science blogs written by undergrads.