College Scholarship

Congrats Michael Pari on winning the 2020 $1000 scholarship!

Polarizing Creativity Wins $1,000 College Scholarship 2020 for Michael Pari

Equipped with a high-quality camera, a mind for innovation and the raw talent of a blossoming film director, Michael Pari filmed, edited and submitted a window treatment innovation that impressed all of us here at Select Blinds! Not only do the quality and content of his submission prove that he was the worthy recipient of this year’s $1000 college scholarship, but you can also tell the drive Michael has by the way he speaks, moves and explains his idea so passionately.

Michael will be continuing his education at Daytona State University in Daytona, Florida where he will hone his skills and craft his talents as a film director.

View Michael’s video submission here and join us in wishing him the utmost concentration, dedication and respect throughout his college career! 

Congratulations, Michael!


At Select Blinds, we love and value innovation, education and most of all, passion. That’s what our scholarship program is all about. We want to see your innovative spirit and learn what you’re passionate about. It could earn you $1,000 to use toward your college expenses!

What's your passion? Share it with us for a chance to win the 2021 $1,000 College Scholarship!

Apply now! Here's how. Scholarship Submission Requirements

Applying for the 2021 $1000 College Scholarship award requires two things.

First, send us your innovative ideas for one of the following:

  • A fresh, new, creative way to use window coverings (other than just covering windows), OR
  • Tell us about a new technology you're interested in that could be used to enhance and improve the way window treatments work.

You can use any format or tools (videos, infographics, words, photos, modeling, original art and imagery) you think best tell the story about and most effectively illustrate your ideas. Creativity counts!

Second, eligible candidates must also submit a 250-750 word essay to help us get to know a little more about you and why you'd be a good candidate for this scholarship. Write your essay answering just one (1) of the following questions:

Why did you choose your field of study/major, and how do you see yourself using it in 10 years?

What's the importance of your current major(s) in today's society?

To date, what are your most meaningful accomplishments/achievements, and how do they relate to your field of study?

 What do you want to do to make the world a better place? What are you doing now?

Email your submission materials to

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2021 Scholarship Application Process

When you apply, please include the following information in a cover letter along with (or links to) your presentation materials and essay:

  • Legal first and last name
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Name of school/college/university and proposed year of graduation
  • Course of study/declared major
  • Current official (or unofficial) school transcript Scholarship Eligibility

The following eligibility requirements must be met in order to be considered for the scholarship:

  • Must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States of America or have a valid student visa.
  • Must be registered as a student at an accredited high school, college, or university within the United States ONLY.
  • Must have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship Terms

  • Scholarship recipients are required to submit a current photo and a publicity release granting Select Blinds permission to use their photo online at and in other marketing materials and communications.
  • Winner will be contacted by phone or email. If we don't hear back from winner in a specified time frame, we reserve the right to cancel the scholarship offer and award it to another applicant.
  • Winner will be announced by July 20, 2021.
  • The scholarship amount will be given to the university or college where the winner is currently studying or enrolled. The money is to be used to further the student's education, including course-related expenses, books and supplies, housing, etc.


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