LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Slickdeals, the largest consumer-driven deal sharing platform, today announced the launch of its Slickdeals Saves U! Scholarship Program for undergraduate college students nationwide, as well as its college education portal. Powered by a community of more than 9 million users, and founded in a college dorm in 1999 by a college student looking to help others save money, Slickdeals is proud to support this initiative. Interested students can learn more at http://slickdeals.net/students.
"With the launch of Slickdeals Saves U!, we are further supporting our tradition and mission of helping college students save money," said Josh Meyers, Chief Executive Officer, Slickdeals. "We want to give exceptional college students the opportunity to focus their energy on academics and attaining their goals, while lessening their financial burdens."
Slickdeals is offering two scholarships valued at up to $5,000 each for undergraduate college students with a minimum 3.0 GPA for the Fall 2016 semester/quarter. The funds must only be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment as required by the winner's university. Applicants will be required to submit an original 500 word essay defining their best money-saving tips for college. Winners will be selected by the official Slickdeals Scholarship Committee with the top 10 finalists being featured on the Slickdeals college section.
Along with the scholarship program, Slickdeals is launching their inaugural college education portal which will be the central hub for college students to interface with Slickdeals. The Portal encompasses student discounts, information about Slickdeals internships, schedule and recaps of Slickdeals college events, and information on the Slickdeals Saves U! Scholarship Program. Slickdeals is an incredible resource for students to find savings on computers, tablets, household goods, etc.
Interns have been part of the fabric of the Slickdeals corporate culture for years and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply to available positions at either our Los Angeles or Las Vegas offices. Slickdeals prides itself on spreading the word about saving money and makes on-site visits to college campuses near and far. All students are encouraged and welcome to join us at our campus events.
To read more money-savings tips and news-worthy coverage on Slickdeals, visit the company blog at: http://slickdeals.net/news/.
Slickdeals is the leading online deal community, where more than 9 million users interact to share the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons. With the help of its community, Slickdeals has saved members over $4 billion by providing its users a forum for communication and various shopping tools such as its free Android or iOS apps. Slickdeals consistently ranks in the Top 100 most visited sites in the U.S. per Alexa.