This is an ongoing, monthly scholarship. The next deadline is December 31, 2013 11:59pm Pacific time.
Try to get the most votes by contributing good content, starting early, and posting often.
Post to the most specific topic possible. For example, do not post a video about Siberian Huskys to Dog, Animal, or Video.
Rate the content posted by others. That's another way you can contribute.
Top 5 finalists
The finalists will consist of the top 5 eligible students listed in the leaderboard as of the deadline.
Votes are calculated by adding all likes and subtracting all dislikes for all of a member's contributions made during the scholarship period.
If there is a tie in votes, then the highest number of contributions will be used as a tiebreaker. If there is a tie in both votes and contributions, then we will include each of the students with tied scores during the interview stage.
Sussle reserves the right to change site functionality periodically to ensure fairness for all participants.
One winner will be chosen from the finalists by an interview panel at its sole discretion.
Finalists will be judged by the quality of their contributions, how they vote for great content, and how many new members they introduced.
The winner will be announced after verification of eligibility.
The 2nd runner up will receive $100, and the 3rd runner up will receive $50.
Even more information for the curious or skeptical
Wow, you scrolled down this far? Here's your reward :)
When did Sussle start? Sussle launched on August 27, 2012 so it's still in diapers.
Who's behind the scholarship? Me, Chuck Kao and a small, awesome team. See me on LinkedIn. When people ask this question, I think they're really asking, "Are you a bunch of identity thieves outside the reach of American justice?" in which case the answer is no.
Why are you offering this scholarship? I come from a first-generation immigrant family that was hard-working, entrepreneurial, and relatively poor. I went to an Ivy League school thanks to a lot of financial aid. Now that I call the shots, I would rather spend money on Sussle's users than on marketing. It's my way of giving back.
All I have to do to enter is post content? Yes. Really.
This scholarship sounds too easy. What's the catch? This is an elaborate scheme to accumulate knowledge for the good of everyone while helping students pay for their education. It would have been easier to build a site to steal your identity ;)
Who decides what good content is? Everyone. I want to create a system that is powered by the wisdom of crowds rather than a small group of editors. It's amazing how smart many individuals together can be. Read more about the wisdom of crowds.
How do you create an account? Is Facebook the only way to register? When you post or vote, you'll be asked to sign in with Facebook. Yes, it's the only way to register. We do this to ensure that contributors have a real identity and to prevent abuse.
Do you sell our data to other companies? No, we don't sell anything. We don't even show ads on the site.
How do you make money? Wow, you must be a business major. Would you ask a baby how it makes money? Like any baby, Sussle's only job is to grow healthy on a steady diet of user contributions. Our team and angel investors provide a nurturing environment for it to thrive. And yes, there are blue skies painted on its nursery ceiling.
It took me a few months of trying but I finally won the scholarship! In the process I became a part of the Sussle community and found that I really enjoy contributing, sharing and learning from others here on the site. Kathryn Vercillo
This is a great way to spend your free time! Not only are you being kept entertained, you are helping others. Lisa Chong
It's more than just a scholarship opportunity, I have gained so much just from using the website!