News are vital in today’s society. It is important that the news being delivered are true and unbiased. Though, mainstream news has been exalted to the internet. They publish pessimistic, depressing and biased stories. They pretend to be neutral when they are actually not. This could trigger many students especially that it might emotionally affect their performance in their degree programs. In The University Network, news on the positive development on colleges are being covered. From technology, sustainability, organizations, advocacy, degree programs and more, TUN wants you to be updated while avoiding mainstream sources.
It is important to tackle these mainstream news in the right way by educating people who can always see this kind of news, via online education. Even people with bachelor degree can be victim of these news, that’s why proper dissemination of the awareness must be done.
To spread awareness in this matter, TUN made a move by making a scholarship grant of $5 555 to a lucky winner that could either make an essay, a video or an infographic about avoiding mainstream news and what would TUN cover that you’d like to see and why. In this way, they will not just put online education in use by spreading their awareness but they could also financially help a high school or college student through the scholarship. Aside from the essay, you must also follow TUN’s content in Apple News to enter the scholarship. If you don’t have an Apple device, you can follow their content on their homepage and Google News. Submit your entry via email (NewsScholarship@tun.com) and share it on your social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube). Entries of winner(s) will be posted on their official social media accounts. Use the hashtags #MainstreamNewsSucks and #TUNscholarship at the end of your captions and tag them on Twitter (@TUNpress) and Facebook (@TUNdiscounts). For those who wants to submit their infographic via Pinterest, use #MainstreamNewsSucks and #TUNscholarship as your hashtags in the pin description and link the pin to the scholarship post (https://www.tun.com/blog/mainstream-news-sucks-scholarship/). Remember, the infographic must have details of your ideas.
The rules to enter the scholarship are easy: they are eligible if they are applicants that are current college or high school seniors. They should not be affiliated with TUN’s employees, officers, directors nor owners. There is no problem in applying twice for 2018-2019 school year, instead it is being encouraged. The deadline for application will be before December 31, 2018 (11:59 PM EST) for Fall Semester and June 15, 2019 (11:59 PM EST) for Spring Semester. So don’t worry about your bachelor degree and apply now!