Memes are ideas and behaviors that spread through cultures.
While often associated with funny pictures that go viral on the internet, memes have existed in many forms and shaped the world long before the rise of social media.
In Ancient Greece, memes took the form of stories and jokes etched in stone tablets that were used to entertain and educate.
In the 20th century, people commonly shared lines from iconic movies, and artists spray-painted cultural images with words in cities across the world.
Today, millions of everyday people create memes that spread across the internet and social media platforms.
The beautiful part about memes is that they can communicate truth, humor, and ideas through the simplicity of a picture with a few words.
The Breanden Beneschott Fire Memes Scholarship exists to support the creative souls of the world who dream up and make memes that spread truth, humor, and ideas.
The scholarship is open to anyone in school and anyone with student debt. To enter, all you need to do is:
The best submissions will get featured on The Fire Meme Scholarship Instagram. Winners will be chosen in part based on the popularity of their submissions!
What are your suggested captions/hashtags? Please submit your Instagram handle in the link submission below so that we can give you credit for your memes.
The application deadline is Oct 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Nov 1, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Nov 1, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.