Oct. 7, 2013 – The Georgia Lottery is giving Georgia college students the opportunity (for free) to try their luck to win a $1,000 scholarship, a Segway scooter, or even a full year’s tuition for their school.
There are eight schools participating in the special HOPE scholarship promotion, “Dollars for Scholars”, and each will designate five sporting events as “Georgia Lottery HOPE Events” up to March 31, 2014.
The eight schools participating in the Dollars for Scholars promotion are:
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro
Georgia State University, Atlanta
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw
Mercer University, Macon
Savannah State University, Savannah
University of West Georgia, Carrollton
Valdosta State University, Valdosta
With eight schools involved, each dedicating five games as HOPE Events, there will be 40 chances for students to win $1,000 scholarships.
The Dollars For Scholars full rules explain that as students enter each event, they’ll be given a wristband with a unique code on it. Wristbands will remain available for the beginning portion of each game, or until they’re gone.
There will be a drawing at each of the 40 games to decide the winner of a $1,000 scholarship during that event.
Once the promotion has ended March 31, 2014, each of the eight schools will have its own “Tuition Scholarship Drawing”.
One winning number from all of the wristband codes entered during the promotion period will be chosen to determine the winning student for a full year scholarship, which will vary from school-to-school.
Overall, the Georgia Lottery and participating Georgia colleges will be awarding nearly $200,000 in HOPE Scholarships during the Dollars for Scholars promotion.
And student’s who don’t win a year’s worth of tuition will still be eligible for a different kind of “free ride.”
On top of all that prize money, each participating school will give away one Segway, the perfect way to get around campus, valued over $9,000.