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!