Castle Ink Announces $2,500 Green College Scholarship

February 03, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
The popular printer ink cartridge retailer Castle Ink will offer a $2,500 college scholarship to college bound students for the second straight year. The Green Scholarship is open to students who will be attending college during calendar year 2011.

Providing students who are committed to making the environment healthier with financial support for college is the impetus behind the scholarship. "We are very proud that in these tough economic times we are able to help students achieve their college dreams. Education is the key to economic empowerment and future opportunities," said Lauren Elward, CEO of Castle Ink.

This year Castle Ink will open the college scholarship to students of all levels of academic achievement, increasing access to the scholarship opportunity. Applicants are encouraged to write, design, draw, or otherwise produce an inspirational post about the importance of recycling. They must then utilize the Internet to promote their work. The post needs to be focused on the competition's theme of driving awareness of recycling. The winner will be determined by the cumulative amount of impressions driven by the student's post. He/She will receive $2,500 for college. Registration is open through June 30th, and more information can be found on Castle Ink's website.

As one of the nation's largest ink cartridge retailers, Castle Ink has the ability to reach a large amount of students and parents. By having students generate a web post about recycling, Castle Ink is reminding students, in a creative way, to be aware of their impact on the environment.

Castle Ink began offering the Green Scholarship last year, and recently introduced a new, Paperless Scholarship late last year. Elward noted that a college education is even more critical today as the job market has become flooded with talented applicants. "Supporting a student's ambition to achieve a college degree is of utmost importance. I am so pleased that we're able to take steps to support education."

About Castle Ink
Castle Ink provides eco-friendly printer supplies including ink cartridges, laser toner, and ink refill kits to consumers, businesses, and educational institutions. Celebrating over 5 years as a leading US provider of office supplies, Castle Ink is also highly regarded for sponsoring a comprehensive, national recycling program that keeps thousands of pounds of waste out of landfills each year.