One hundred Oregon State University students will get a chance to face off in a scavenger hunt at 3:30 p.m., May 25, with the goal of winning scholarships. The “Trek for Tuition” is hosted by OSU Summer Session, and is offering a grand prize of $2,000, with a $1,000 second place and $500 third place scholarship.
Competitors have an hour to complete as many challenges as possible around the campus during the event.
Registration for the event filled up in two hours, and there is a 300-people wait list as well.
“I was amazed at the response so far,” said Maurine Powell, program manager of OSU Summer Session. “We wanted to host an event that was both fun and raised awareness across campus of the academic opportunities available through OSU Summer Session.”
All students who take summer courses at OSU receive in-state tuition rates, which is a financial benefit to out-of-state students. Additionally, summer term is broken into several shorter sessions of classes, each lasting from one to 11 weeks. As a result, a student can catch up or jump ahead in his or her degree program by potentially taking a year’s worth of classes in one summer.
For more information, go to http://summer.oregonstate.edu