AXON OPTICS 'MIGRAINE STORY' SCHOLARSHIP
And the winner is...
Rebekah Wood, an upcoming Fine Arts major at Winthrop University, is our grand prize winner of the $1000 Migraine Story Scholarhip.
We had so many applicants this year, we have added 2 runners up and an honorable mention. You can see images and links to these entries below.
We are excited to start accepting 2019 entries next month. Congratulations to Rebekah and thank you to everyone who entered this year.
$1000 Scholarship Winner: Rebekah Wood
$100 Gift Card Runner Up: Nuo Yan for original video entry
$100 Gift Card Runner Up: Isabelle McIntyre for short essay entry
Honorable Mention: Brandon Hu
It’s often said that knowledge is power. At Axon Optics, we’ve used our knowledge to help those who, to an extent, are powerless. Over 10% of the population suffers from migraine attacks. It is the 8th most disabling illness in the world. As the leading provider of eyeglasses and contact lenses that block the wavelengths of light shown to reduce light sensitivity and migraines, we assist hundreds of individuals who suffer with this incurable illness.
As part of Axon’s pursuit of knowledge, we are excited to announce the launch of our scholarship contest. The winner will receive $1,000 to assist them in their pursuit to further their education. We are committed to supporting students in their educational path.
Who Is Eligible:
Any current, full-time student of an accredited two-year or four-year American university or college is welcome to apply. There is no age or specific major requirement.
If you have not been accepted to college, you can still apply. Please note that the award is made directly to your college's financial aid office so it won't be distributed until you are registered with your school.
How To Apply:
Students who fit the eligibility requirements listed above can apply for the scholarship. To enter, applicants must submit either 1) an essay (maximum of 300 words), 2) a video (less than 1 minute), or 3) an image (photograph, drawing, etc) on ONE of the following topics:
What is your migraine story?
What is your light sensitivity story?
1) Post your submissions on AT LEAST one of your personal social media accounts.
Video entries: load the video to your social media account of choice.
Essay or Image: Post your essay or image on your social media account of choice
Social Media Instructions
- Facebook or Google+: At the end of your post add the following www.axonoptics.com | #mymigrainestory
- Instagram: after you post your video, in the caption www.axonoptics.com | #mymigrainestory
- YouTube: In your video title include #mymigrainestory and in the description add this link: axonoptics.com
Please make sure the post is public so that our panel can find them by searching '#mymigrainestory'. We encourage you to share your post(s).
2) Fill out the form at the bottom of the page
Deadline for Submission:
The submission deadline is at 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2018, your local time.
Selection Process and Notification:
The Axon Optics Scholarship Committee will review all essays and videos received and one winner will be chosen prior to Spring semester. Once the winner has been determined, he or she will be contacted directly by Axon Optics on December 5th and the award will be made December 15.
The scholarship funds awarded are to be used for tuition and books only. Once awarded, a check will be written to the recipient’s school of choice and credited for academic costs. The scholarship is non-renewable. Recipients are only eligible to receive the scholarship once during their lifetime.
Any questions about the scholarship essay contest can be directed to [email protected].
Please see this page for previous examples: What does a migraine feel like?
2017: K Higuchi, University of Oklahoma, Art Technology and Culture 2021 Major
2016: K Havlicek, Judson University, Architect 2017 Major