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Being Nice Pays—The Secret Mean Stinks Nice Scholarship Program

Sponsored by Secret

CollegeFashionista is all about empowering our readers. Whether it is through fashion or social media, writing or skill building, CollegeFashionista is an outlet for our Style Gurus and readers alike to feel free to explore, share and, most importantly, be themselves. Uniqueness should be celebrated, after all.

That is why we can’t help but be drawn to other companies who share in this vision for creating a more empowered, inspiring generation. Secret is a brand that encourages women to live fearlessly, which is why they created the Mean Stinks program to educate and empower girls to an advocate for themselves and take a stand against mean behavior. Girls around the world have taken the challenge head-on—joining together to gang up for good and completing more than one million acts of nice.

Their latest initiative? The Nice Scholarship will award three students $10,000 each toward their college education in continued support to make the world a nicer place. To enter, students are asked to visit MeanStinksScholarship.com and share how they will bring an end to bullying once and for all while living the Mean Stinks mantra of spreading nice to make a positive impact on those around them. For more information about the scholarship, including how to apply, see below.

It turns out being nice really does pay off.

Scholarship application information:

Students must be 17 or older to enter, and winners will be chosen by a panel of sponsor-selected judges based on the following judging criteria:

Purpose and Support: Exhibits a good understanding of the issues of girl-to-girl bullying and supports it with examples that he/she has witnessed or endured personally (25%)

Organization and Logic of Idea: Develops a sound plan to end girl-to-girl bullying in his/her community or school; this can be something he/she has already executed or a plan he/she will execute in the future (45%)

Leadership and Results: Articulates ways in which his/her plan has impacted his/her community. If the plan hasn’t been executed yet, describes ways that he/she will measure success (20%)

Grammar and Spelling (10%)

Submissions will be accepted through Dec. 14 and the winners will be announced and recognized for their efforts at the start of 2016 on MeanStinks.com and via Secret Mean Stinks’ social platforms.