NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CouponBirds announced the 2021 "Help to Save" scholarship winner. Jaiden Culberson from Virginia Allred Stacey High School got first place, Hollie Pennington and Kelly Marten won second and third place respectively.
The CouponBirds "Help to Save" Scholarship Program began in 2016. Through this scholarship program, CouponBirds seeks to make life more affordable for those students who need financial assistance. This year, CouponBirds expands the scope of scholarships to college & high school students, and the reward has also been increased to $5,000 annually to six students, giving more opportunities to everyone.
Jaiden Culberson, who studied at Virginia Allred Stacey High School, earned the first CouponBirds scholarship in 2021. Hollie Pennington from UCSB Bren School earned the second, and Kelly Marten, who came from Carthage College got third place. More than 30 universities all over the world publicized the contest this year. The intelligence and creativity of the candidates are two of the characteristics that CouponBirds values highly while making its decision about the award.
Mr. Jaiden, the first winner said in his acceptance speech that he was grateful for scholarship programs like this one, and saving money is important to a young individual striving to succeed. He also said that CouponBirds offers a great way to pass on some valuable information to help those who also enjoy saving money. Further, this scholarship will alleviate the stress of finances and will allow him to focus on pursuing his educational goals at the University of Arizona.
CouponBirds also encourages students interested in next year's award to apply now. The deadline for applying is Oct 10, 2021. To apply, students must be at least 16 years of age and either already enrolled in a college or university or high school. They may be of any nationality, but the college they attend must be in either the United States or in Canada. Employees of CouponBirds or their family members are not eligible to apply. The $5,000 award is subject to all applicable taxes. The winner will be notified by email. That person must also contact CouponBirds within seven business days to accept the award. Failure to do so will result in that person's disqualification.