FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How will the winners be chosen?
Submissions are reviewed by a panel of Marlboro College faculty, staff, and students. They assess Beautiful Minds projects based on expression of original, critical, and creative thinking, demonstration of research and preparation, and effectiveness of presentation and overall quality.
Seniors who are eligible for scholarship consideration will have their general application materials for Marlboro College taken into account as well as their Beautiful Minds Challenge submission.
What happens if a team project wins?
All members of your winning team will be invited to the symposium, with expenses covered for all team members. However, if you are a member of a winning team, you will split the scholarship and/or cash prize.
Cash prizes will be split evenly among members, with checks delivered at the Beautiful Minds Symposium.
Scholarship amounts will be split evenly among members who enroll at Marlboro. All decisions about scholarship splits must be communicated in writing by deadlines outlined in the award letter and are final.
What if I win, but am not able to attend the symposium?
We'd miss you! But it will not prevent you from claiming your prize if you win.
When will winners be announced?
Winners will be notified on February 1, 2019.
Do I have to attend Marlboro College in order to use my scholarship?
Yes. Beautiful Minds Challenge scholarships are only applicable to winning seniors who enroll at Marlboro College beginning in Fall 2019.
Is the Beautiful Minds Challenge open to students living outside of the United States?
What do I submit to participate?
Your project - a creative response to the prompt in a digital format, along with an application form which includes your contact information and more details about your project. See “Project Parameters” above.
Is there a length requirement?
There are guidelines for how much material to submit. See “Project Parameters” above.
Contact us if any of the following apply:
- I know what I want to say, but I’m not sure how to turn my idea into a project.
- I seem to be having difficulty uploading my project file(s) through your submissions website.
- I’m not sure if I submitted everything correctly.
- I am applying for scholarship consideration, but I don’t know what my next steps are.