Breanden Beneschott Fire Memes Scholarship

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Breanden Beneschott
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1 winner
Application Deadline
Oct 1, 2021
Winners Announced
Nov 1, 2021
Education Level

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:

  1. Submit your favorite memes. Bonus points for originality.
  2. Share a short caption for the meme(s), including your Instagram handle.
  3. Follow the Fire Meme Scholarship Instagram at @fire.student.memes and like/comment on your favorite memes.

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!

Selection Criteria:
Most Popular Meme
Essay Topic

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.

1–100 words

Winners and Finalists

Winning Application

Philomène Sturgeon
Ballard High SchoolSeattle, WA


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Oct 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Nov 1, 2021.

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