Interactive Media program announces Twitter scholarship contest!!

by Katie DeGraff, fabulous Assistant Director for Admissions Communications at Elon University

Elon’s Interactive Media program is launching a scholarship contest via Twitter. Two $3,000 scholarships will be awarded.

Elon University is taking the application process for its M.A. in Interactive Media scholarship program to the Twitterverse.

Beginning Dec. 1, 2011, eligible* contestants will be considered for the scholarships by drafting a single tweet of 140 characters or less to Elon’s iMedia Twitter handle @EloniMedia, including the hashtag #shiftimedia.

Elon is asking prospective students to tweet how the iMedia program will shift their career in new directions. Scholarship winners will be announced March 27, 2012 and the top two participants will each receive a $3,000 scholarship award to pursue their master’s degree at Elon.

“Every year, Elon awards a number of scholarships to Interactive Media students who demonstrate enthusiasm for learning and a commitment to energizing media communication,” said David Copeland, director of the Elon M.A. in Interactive Media program. “This year, through one of the most interactive social media tools, we wanted to offer prospective iMedia students a creative and fun way to realize the value of a master’s degree in Interactive Media.”

How to participate:

  • From December 1, 2011 – March 15, 2012, tweet @EloniMedia and submit your scholarship tweet including #shiftimedia.
  • Tell us how you will use the iMedia program to shift your career in new directions (we want to feel your passion for this program!).
  • Tweets will be reviewed until March 15 and the winner will be announced on March 27, 2012.


For scholarship consideration, contest applicants must:

  • Earn a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 and score of 1100 GRE/415 MAT
  • Apply and be accepted to the Elon M.A. Interactive Media program
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident

About Elon University’s M.A. in Interactive Media
Elon’s 10-month, full-time program prepares graduates to think strategically across media platforms; plan and create interactive media content consisting of text, images, sounds, video and graphics; and manage information for interactive news, entertainment and persuasive communications. Students learn from award-winning professors, build their own interactive media projects in state-of-the-art facilities, and help chart the future of media communication in less than a year. For more information, please visit:

About Elon University
Elon University is a selective, independent university renowned as a national model for engaged learning, along with excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs. Elon’s beautiful and historic campus in central North Carolina is designated as a botanical garden. Elon was founded in 1889, and its core values have remained constant: close relationships between faculty and students, a culture that supports constant innovation, and a strong sense of community. For more information, please visit:


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