Calling all student-entrepreneurs, student-inventors, and student-designers ... welcome to BestReview's Scholarship Page!
We live in a world surrounded by products ranging from electric toothbrushes to lawn mowers to air mattresses. How is a consumer supposed to decide which is best? There are many important questions we ask ourselves at BestReviews when first studying a product with which we are unfamiliar such as: is it effective; is it user-friendly; is it durable; and most importantly, is it safe?
Once we find a product that is easy to use (for a non-expert) and safe while still effective and durable, we know we’ve found something special. This scholarship was created to get you thinking about product design and what makes something "user-friendly."
We're looking for scholorship applicants to write a 500-word (or less) essay on the following:
How can great product design positively impact the world? What have you done to showcase your passion for product design? Do you have a unique idea that can make an already existing product better with the backbone of being user friendly, safe, and effective?
The winner will receive a $2,000 check to be spent on tuition fees and supplies.
We want to encourage ideas on how to improve a variety of products. Whether it's coffee makers, pressure washers, carpet cleaners, or office chairs, we're curious about your ideas! Your entry may include diagrams, sketches, or templates, or nothing but words. Please include your designs with the essay if you are comfortable sharing them.
We offer this scholarship twice per year so please pay close attention to the deadlines.
Send in your completed work to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your submission must be sent from your school email address.
Your submission will include the following:
All submissions should be in PDF form and in Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced.
We will only be accepting candidates who are either studying at or can show proof they are enrolled with an accredited school program. This is an international competition. Ages 5-100 may apply. Terms and conditions apply.
How will BestReviews determine the winner?
How will the scholarship be paid?
BestReviews mission: To arm consumers with clarity and confidence to simplify their purchasing decisions. We do this by combining expert advice, consumer feedback, as well as lab and field based testing to provide the most comprehensive product reviews possible. So how are we different from other online review sites? There are a number of reasons, but one is that we never accept any products from the manufacturer. We think freebies can affect objective analysis. As a result we have integrity in our testing process and results. We look forward to helping more consumers around the world make the right purchasing decisions.
At BestReviews, we purchase every product we review with our own funds. We never accept anything from product manufacturers. Our goal is to be 100% objective in our analysis, and we do not want to run the risk of being swayed by products provided at no cost.