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And Our Rock the World Scholarship Winner Is…

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After reading over 25,000 entries, we’re excited to finally announce the winner of the Rock the World scholarship competition and extend our congratulations to our winner.

Congratulation to Kyle Spaulding from Stephen F. Austin State University!

Thank you so much to all who took the time to enter the competition. It was difficult to pick just one winner when all of you have such inspiring stories and dreams. We hope to offer more opportunities like Rock the World in the future to continue helping college students succeed.

Now let’s meet Kyle Spaulding!

Using my education in:

Geology to find new and innovative ways of utilizing existing hydrocarbon resources through environmentally safe methods. Also, using my education to find other economically viable resources.

I will make an impact in the world by:

Providing an alternative to society’s crude-oil based infrastructure by helping to influence the development of natural gas conversion technologies and methods of bio-remediation of waste to produce harvestable fuel sources.

My passion for this comes from:

Prior military experience and an overall love for the planet earth.  Additionally, I feel that education should be a tool used to contribute to society in its entirety and not solely as a selfish means of financial gain!

Because I have been so:

adamant about contributing to the global community and empathetic towards our needs as a race,

I hope you’ll grant me this scholarship.

The dream that won us over: Kyle hopes to develop natural technology for the bio-remediation of waste to produce fuel sources. We asked Kyle to break the science down for us: Waste, meet natural bacteria and organisms. Bacteria, please break waste down into manageable products. (It’s almost as simple as that.) We’re all in favor of helping clean up the environment, and his determination to drive the current system in an environmentally-friendly direction spoke to us.

Through serving our country as a Marine, he realized how important it was to offer something back. “In return, the self-satisfaction and benefits one gets for providing a means to better the global community is payment in itself,” Kyle says.

We are proud to support a dedicated student who strives to make a difference in the world and one day make Earth a little bit greener.

Go rock the world, Kyle!

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And the Last Extra Credit Winners Are…

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We’re still trucking away on the scholarship entry train. About 2,000 down, 23,000 more to go…As tiring as it may be, we’re loving all of your entries so far. It’s not surprising that many people want to pursue forensics after watching “CSI“!

Now we’d like to give a big shout out to our Extra Credit weekly winners. They will each receive BookRenter $50 “Extra Credit” for sharing the Rock the World competition with their friends and being awesome fans.

Congratulations to our winners!

Week 1 – Marcus Harun

Week 2 – Kate Felton

Week 3 – Robin Spoehr

Week 4 – Tiffany Villanueva

Week 5 – Elizabeth Beaulieu

Week 6 – Singfoo Oo

Week 7 – Mary Herold Twarog

Week 8 – Michael Falchi

Week 9 – Victor Vasquez

Week 10 – L. Lewis

Thanks again to everyone for spreading the word and entering Rock the World!

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The Summer Fun Continues

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Yep, We’re Extending It!

If you haven’t entered our Summer Fun: Friends with Benefits contest yet, good news! We’re extending the promotion until this Friday, so you have an extra week to get yourself and your friends some extra pocket money! So what are you waiting for? Enter Now!

Now we’re excited to announce that the next weekly winners of our Summer Fun contest are Stephanie Arnold from Jacksonville University and Hedsey Rowa from University of Hawaii. They have each won a $100 Visa gift card! Look out next Friday for our next lucky fan!

In other news, our Rock the World Scholarship competition has ended, and we received over 25,000 entries. We’re working away right now to read all of them within the next month. It’s going to be difficult to pick one student to give the scholarship to, but all of you are incredibly inspiring, and we wish the best of luck to you all in achieving your goals. We will announce the last two BookRenter $50 Extra Credit winners tomorrow!

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And the winners are…

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We’re happy to announce that the first weekly winner of our Summer Fun contest is University of Oregon senior Patrick Millegan! Pat has won a $100 Visa gift card. Look out next Friday for our next lucky fan!

We hope this makes your summer even more awesome, Pat! Congratulations. And if you haven’t entered the contest yet, you still have until July 1st.

Enter Now!

With only two weeks left to enter our Rock the World Scholarship, we wanted to give a great big shout out to our Extra Credit weekly winners. They will each receive BookRenter $50 “Extra Credit.”

Congratulations to our winners!

Week 1 – Marcus Harun

Week 2 – Kate Felton

Week 3 – Robin Spoehr

Week 4 – Tiffany Villanueva

Week 5 – Elizabeth Beaulieu

Week 6 – Singfoo Oo

Week 7 – Mary Herold Twarog

Head on over to the Rock the World Scholarship for your chance to win!

It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
1.“Like Us” on Facebook.
2.“Enter” the Rock the World Scholarship for your chance to win up to $25,000.
3. “Share” with all your college friends for your chance to win $50 in free textbooks!

*To be eligible to win BookRenter $50 “Extra Credit,” you must use the share tool provided on the Rock the World Scholarship page.  Full Terms

What are you waiting for?

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Ready to change the world? We thought so.

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Tell us how you plan to use your education to rock the world and you could win a college scholarship of up to $25,000!

Besides your own amazingness, when it comes to making your mark in life, a good education is one of the most important tools you will have.

We’d like to help make getting that education just a little easier.

That’s why we’re announcing the first-ever BookRenter Rock the World Scholarship. All you have to do is tell us how you plan to use your education to make a difference in the world. And how winning our scholarship would help support or expand your educational goals. We’ll select the scholarship winner from among the most inspiring stories we receive.

To enter, go to our special Rock the World Scholarship page.
Then just:
1.  Like us.
2.  Enter to win.
3.  Spread the word.

The initial amount in the scholarship pool is $1,000. But you can help that amount grow. Just share news of the scholarship with your friends on Facebook, and with each “Like” we receive from your friends, the scholarship fund increases by $0.25, up to a total of $25,000.  The more you share, the bigger the scholarship fund will grow!

Another Chance to Win: Each time you share with your friends you will automatically be entered for a chance to win a weekly prize worth $50 in free textbook rentals.

We’ll be accepting entries until midnight on June 30, 2011. Between now and then, you can enter to win on our special Rock the World Scholarship page as often as once a day. (Be sure to check out the Student Spotlight and Inspiration Corner while you’re there!)

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