Kudos and congratulations to Aiden Stephan, recipient of the SelectBlinds.com 2018 $1,000 College Scholarship! Aiden is a 17-year-old freshman at George Fox University majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Music.
Aiden was selected for the scholarship award from more than 600 eager applicants. To apply, students were challenged to come up with creative things to do with window coverings, or a new technology for designing tomorrow’s window treatments. They also had to submit an essay on one of five different topics related to their field of study and how they could help make the world a better place.
Intrigued with the intricacy and beauty of origami since he was a child, Aiden used that for inspiration in his submission of a new exterior window shade that generates environmentally friendly, renewable solar energy.
“I love to design and create things from origami to paintings to scenic photography to computer designed house plans to music. I aim to combine my Engineering degree with my passion for origami to help serve others. Origami, the art of creating a 3-D object from a single, flat piece of paper, is one of my passions. Origami has been used to design satellites, space products, modify interior design, build heart stints, create bullet proof shields and much more. There are unlimited opportunities for origami to enhance and improve our lives and through engineering I will explore designing and creating new products that utilize origami to improve our lives.”
We’ve changed up the criteria for the Select Blinds 2019 $1,000 College Scholarship, this time appealing to students with designs on becoming an interior designer. Know a deserving student who’d make a good candidate? Send them this link for details on how they can apply.
Cozy up to fall with this cool contest and your chance to win $2500 in motorized window coverings from SelectBlinds.com! Insulate your home with beautiful, smart and stylish automated window treatments in a variety of fall colors and textures. We’re also throwing in an Amazon Echo to operate your new motorized window blinds and shades with the latest voice-activated technology or with the tap of an app on your smartphone.*
Hurry! Contest begins August 13, 2018 and ends September 24, 2018. So get smart! All you have to do is give us your name and email and you’re entered to win! One entry per person.
*Optional Select Blinds WiFi bridge/connector required. Can be applied to $2500 credit, or purchased separately, for applicable motorized products on SelectBlinds.com
Win your choice of a free, child-safe cordless window covering from SelectBlinds.com!
- Take a photo of a corded window covering in your home that you’d like to replace.
- Include the hashtag #GoCordless
- Enter here
One entry per email address. Contest ends November 1, 2017.
October is National Window Covering Safety Month. Take a look here to sample how some of our PFWBS Lab Tested, Mom Approved™ Seal of Approval and Certified Best for Kids child-safe cordless window treatments would look in your home! We also offer free cordless on more than 90 of our most popular products.
CONGRATULATIONS … to Barbara Pacific, who shared our #selectblindslaborday hashtag and won a $250 Visa gift card!! We just notified her that the card is on the way and here’s what she had to say:
“Is this real?? I am a 42-year-old first-time college student putting myself through school to become a Social Worker for foster children, so I am buying some things for my apartment and some books I need for my college courses. Thank you so much! You have no idea how much this is going to help me!”
Yes, it is real, Barbara, and we’re so happy for you and glad this will help. Good luck with school, and thank you — and everyone who entered the contest (which is now over 🙁 ) — for sharing about Select Blinds!
Thanks to everyone who entered! Watch for details on our next contest here on The Blinds Spot!
May we have a drum roll please? Select Blinds is thrilled to announce the winner of its first annual $1,000 college scholarship. Congratulations to Jacob Hola, a premed and accounting student at Utah State University.
Jacob was selected for the scholarship award from more than 400 eager applicants. To apply, students were challenged to come up with creative things to do with window coverings, or a new technology for designing tomorrow’s window treatments. They also had to submit an essay on one of five different topics related to their field of study and how they could help make the world a better place.
While living in the Dominican Republic, Jacob was surprised what little people there knew about the world. In his essay, he described his ideas for spreading and sharing knowledge with people in more remote areas that could improve and change their lives.
“We don’t necessarily need a new idea to revolutionize the world, “ he wrote. “What we need is to share the ideas that we already have.”
In applauding Jacob’s ideals, our co-founder and CMO, Rick Steele, reiterated why Select Blinds fosters a culture of innovation and the importance of education in developing tomorrow’s innovators.
“We love and value innovation, education and passion, and that’s why we created a scholarship to help high school and college students achieve their potential. It’s part of our belief, too, in the importance of giving back for the greater good of our communities. That’s why we’re super excited to award the first of what we hope will be many more – and larger – scholarships in the future.”
Know a deserving student who’d make a good candidate for next year’s scholarship? Send them this link for details on how they can apply.