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At Canvas, we don’t just support students with amazing software. We also do scholarships! Last year, the three awesome winners of our student scholarship video contest walked away with a solid contribution to their college 529 plans. And this year we’ve got a whole new theme.

We’re asking students to create a 30-60-second video answering: What would you tell your younger self about the most important lesson(s) you’ve learned so far? And how has Canvas supported you in your journey? We’re also giving teachers a chance to do the same for a deserving student in need. Teachers can create a 30-60-second video answering: How has your student demonstrated learning an important life lesson or academic lesson, and how has Canvas been a part of that?

What’s in It for Your Student?
We’re giving away $25,000 in scholarships, plus the chance to see the winning students’ stories on stage in Nashville, Tennessee, not to mention—of course—the intangible greatness of bragging rights. Here’s a breakdown of this year’s scholarships:
- Teacher-Nominated Winner: $7,500
- Student Winner: $7,500
- Teacher-Nominated Honorary Mention: $5,000
- Student Honorary Mention: $5,000

Instructions & Rules

High school students: You’re invited to create a 30-60-second video answering: What would you tell your younger self about the most important lesson(s) you’ve learned so far? And how has Canvas supported you in your journey?

Teachers of high school students: You’re invited to create a 30-60-second video answering: How has your student demonstrated learning an important life lesson or academic lesson? And how has Canvas been a part of that?

To Submit Your Video
1. Post it publicly to Twitter OR Instagram (NOT both, pretty please and thank you)
2. Tag @CanvasLMS
3. Use hashtag #CanvasNoteToSelf

All entries must be submitted by May 8, 2020
Specifically, 11:59 p.m. MDT on May 8, 2020 (or once 500 submissions are received, whichever comes first).

What happens then?
The Canvas team will review all submissions and select scholarship winners based on their videos’ content and vision.

Awards will be granted for first-place winners and honorary mentions in both the student-submitted and the teacher-submitted category. Winners may only win in one category.

The Canvas team will repost select videos online The Canvas team will inform winners personally by June 1 and arrange all-expenses-paid travel for the winning students and a parent or guardian to attend InstructureCon in Nashville, Tennessee, July 28–30, 2020, where the scholarship winners will be officially announced to the public.

Winners must have or set up a 529 college savings plan within 2 weeks of learning that they’ve won so that their scholarship funds can be deposited into this account.

For official rules, please click here.