AASA And Hobsons Launch National Scholarship Competition

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Superintendents to Award Scholarships to Students Demonstrating Key Indicators of College Readiness

redefining ready national scholarship competition


ARLINGTON, Va. – March 3, 2017 – Hobsons, the company behind Naviance, and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, today announced the Redefining Ready! National Scholarship 2017. The scholarship competition allows students to tell the world why they are college, career, and life ready through a 30-second social media video. Fifteen students will win scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 to $10,000.
 
“We are pleased to partner with Hobsons on a campaign that will have a positive impact on students who are driven by ideas and inspired by innovations,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “In the digital world we live in, it is only fitting that students who are interested in participating in the competition will be asked to do so through a social media platform. We are also pleased to launch this initiative at our National Conference on Education, an annual gathering that convenes hundreds of superintendents—our nation’s premier thought leaders in public education.”

The scholarship is part of a national initiative to develop new indicators of college and career readiness that go beyond standardized test scores. Launched last year at the AASA’s national conference, Redefining Ready! introduced new research-based metrics to more appropriately assess whether students are prepared for success in college, career, and life. 

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