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$1000 Scholarship Contest – The Skylight Effect, the premiere online supplier of VELUX Skylight products, is excited to offer our second annual $1000 scholarship opportunity available to current college students and graduating high school students. The scholarship will be provided for the 2016-2017 academic school year. The scholarship may be used to cover tuition, books, on campus room & board or other related educational expenses.

Scholarship Contest
This scholarship looks to reward a prospective student who plans to major in: Photography, Art, Graphics Design, Architecture, Interior Design or other majors (open to all majors).

College ScholarshipCapture the before and after effects of a skylight installation in a building. This could be an actual photo of a room with and a room without skylights, or drawings/renderings of how you imagine room or place could be improved with the additional natural light provided by a skylight or sun tunnel. Photo-shopped images showing proposed before and after scenarios are welcome.

Artistically capture the charm provided by the addition of a skylight or Sun Tunnel installation to an existing room or structure. Each submission should establish a contrasting relationship between the quality of a space both with and without a significant level of natural light. Submissions in the format of photographs, photo edited mock-ups, digitized sketches, drawings and/or paintings are all acceptable formats for submissions.

For skylight inspiration check out pages like, Houzz or boards on Pinterest. Explore your everyday life and take pictures of skylights you see in buildings you frequent, you may be surprised how much inspiration you can find in places your visit regularly.

Applicants to the 2017 Skylights For Less Scholarship program shall meet the following criteria:
• Must be planning to enroll or be enrolled in undergraduate study at any accredited college or university within the United States for the 2015-2016 Academic School year
• Applicant must have a GPA > 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
• Must be an American citizen or have a student visa

Application Process
Qualified students may e-mail their submissions to The submission will be required to include a cover letter with the following information:
• A description of your completed work (150-400 words)
• Your Legal Name
• Mailing Address
• Telephone Number
• E-mail address
• A brief biography or statement of your goals in college (150-400 words)
• Name of your College/University and proposed year of graduation

The deadline to apply is February 28, 2017.

Winner Selection
Each qualified selection will be carefully reviewed by our selection panel. The most interesting submissions will be posted to our Skylights For Less Facebook Page. The selection panel will award the scholarship no later than March 31, 2017. The winner will be notified by e-mail or phone and will have 15 days to respond, after which the next best submission will be rewarded the scholarship.

You are required to supply personal information to Skylights For Less to verify your submission and provide a means of contact should you become the winner of this scholarship. Submitted works will become the property of and could be displayed on the website or used in any other promotional materials online or offline.

We wish you the best of luck and are very excited to see your submissions! Find and follow us on Twitter @skylights4less and Facebook at

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