National Student Day Contest Includes Cash Scholarships, iPads

07 Sep, 2011, 12:11 ET from National Association of College Stores

College Students Rewarded for Good Deeds

OBERLIN, Ohio, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- College students who volunteer their time and energy to charitable causes now have the opportunity to win valuable prizes, ranging from a $3,000 scholarship to an iPad, as part of the first annual National Student Day contest.



National Student Day, set for Oct. 6, 2011, is sponsored by the National Association of College Stores. It is a day dedicated to celebrating and promoting social responsibility by college students.

"For years, college students have been volunteering across their campus community and beyond," said NACS Director of Public Relations, Charles Schmidt. "From cleaning up a local park to serving as a Big Brother or Big Sister, they have taken time out of their busy schedules to perform selfless acts without seeking recognition. The contest not only rewards students for their work, but more importantly, allows them to showcase their work on a national level."

To enter the contest, students can submit their story on how they give back to their community online. Stories will then be voted on by students across North America. Voting closes Oct. 14, 2011. The 10 most popular stories will win awards consisting of $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 scholarships as well as seven iPads.  

National Student Day will also be celebrated on hundreds of campuses across North America Oct. 6.  Participating college stores throughout the United States and Canada will host an array of events in their stores to celebrate and promote social responsibility. These events will consist of giveaways, parties, contests, and more.  For more information about National Student Day and the contest, go to For tips on volunteering, videos from students, and to stay up to date on the latest news, find National Student Day on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

About NACS

Headquartered in Oberlin, Ohio, the National Association of College Stores (NACS) is the professional trade association representing the collegiate retailing industry. NACS represents more than 3,100 collegiate retailers and approximately 1,000 associate members who supply books and other products to college stores. NACS member stores serve America's college students while supporting the academic missions of higher education institutions everywhere. Additional information on NACS can be found online at

SOURCE National Association of College Stores