About Laker5

Laker5 is a challenge of creativity and school spirit designed to inspire Grand Valley State University students to share their Laker pride in just five words for the chance to win a scholarship.

The Assignment

Current Grand Valley students may submit the five words that best describe their Grand Valley experience between January 09, 2012 and January 27, 2012 (Limit 3 entries per student). Each original five-word entry will be posted on the Laker5 website.

Current Grand Valley students will also have an opportunity to vote for up to three entries that they like best. The Top 10 will appear in real time on the website. Winners in first, second, third place and two runners up will be announced at the Presidents' Ball on February 17, 2012.

First place - one $1,000 scholarship to Grand Valley State University
Second place - one $750 scholarship to Grand Valley State University
Third place - one $500 scholarship to Grand Valley State University
Runners-up - two $250 scholarships to Grand Valley State University

Why 5 Words?

The challenge of summarizing one's Grand Valley experience in only five words may be the shortest writing assignment a student will ever have in their time on campus, but it will surely test his or her ability to write clearly, concisely, and persuasively. The significance of the number five is that it represents each decade of the university's service to the community.

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