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Vote Now: Help Ferndale Student Win $10K Scholarship Contest

Voting for the #mi2020 college scholarship competition kicks off.

A Ferndale student needs your help to win a $10,000 scholarship for college.

Natalie Berger of Ferndale is one of 55 Michigan students who qualified as a semi-finalist for the #mi2020 scholarship contest by submitting a video explaining the importance of investing in a higher education, and how the Michigan 2020 Plan to offer free college tuition to all students is the right investment for Michigan to make.

Berger compiled a creatively edited video that takes a look at the future of Michigan's citizens. She used graphics, music, simple texts and familiar images of people learning, growing and aspiring to become something great in life to send her message

Click here to see her video and cast your vote.

The first round of voting kicked off today and will go through May 6. Ten finalists will be announced on or around May 11.

The scholarship is worth one year of tuition, up to $10,000, at any of Michigan’s community colleges or public universities.

The scholarship was created to promote the Democrat-backed plan called "," which would provide free in-state college tuition for every Michigan student.

The college affordability plan would give each graduate of a Michigan high school an education grant of approximately $9,500 each year for in-state university or community college tuition. The estimated $1.8 billion proposal would be funded by putting a term limit on corporate tax credits and charging state sales tax to online retailers.

The video competition is one part social media marketing, one part crowd-sourcing, and an attempt to rally students and their parents around the Democrats' legislative agenda.

To view all the semi-finalists, visit www.mi2020video.com.

Laura Berger April 27, 2012 at 03:33 AM
Thanks so much for your support of Natalie's quest! Our Ferndale community has been terrific in spreading the word!
Laura Berger April 28, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Just a reminder: Direct link to Natalie's video for voting! Vote daily! You can also call in and text your vote, in addition to voting online: VOTE ONLINE: http://www.mi2020video.com/videos/3xyw TEXT TO VOTE: 248-796-0549 CALL TO VOTE: 248-796-0549

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