AG offering scholarships

Published 10:16 am Friday, September 16, 2016

The Ohio Attorney General recently announced a scholarship contest for high school students that, in addition to potentially winning funds for college, aims to teach students about the importance of internet safety and how to recognize a scam.

The eighth annual Take Action Video Contest will award up to $2,500 in college scholarships for Ohio high school students in grades 9 to 12 who produce and submit a 60-second video warning Ohioans about imposter scams, cybersecurity privacy and safety or importance of checking your credit report.

The top three winning individuals or teams will receive college scholarships of $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000, respectively, and their videos may be featured on the attorney general’s website.

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The deadline to submit a video is Dec. 9. Winners will be announced in March 2017 during National Consumer Protection Week.

The cost of college is ever increasing and anything a student can do to earn scholarship money should be encouraged.

In this case, students have the opportunity to win a little tuition money, but by researching for these projects, they can potentially save themselves much more by just being aware of the risks of living in a digital age.

More information and contest guidelines can be found on the Ohio AG’s website.