College students: Win up to $2,500 for housing expenses


While books and tuition alone are enough to make college tough to afford for many students, those who have to move in order to be closer to campus have added expenses to deal with.

In an effort to help students get set up on or near campus, Velcro Companies is awarding two students $2,500 each to use toward expenses during the upcoming school year. The winners will also receive a package of Velcro Brand products to help organize their study spaces.

Two college or university students will be selected, one from anywhere in the United States and one from the Boston area — home to one of the largest student populations in the country and near Velcro Companies’ hometown of Manchester, New Hampshire.

To enter, visit Velcro’s website now through Sept. 24, share the music video for Walk off the Earth’s cover of “Walking on the Moon” to your Facebook page, and then head back to their website and fill out your details.

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Velcro’s contest is in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, which was celebrated this past July. Company reps say that some of the students heading to college right now may go on to work on the Artemis program, helping us get to the moon again in 2024. So they’re doing what they can to help out.

“As students make their way back to campus and we look to our return to the moon in 2024, it’s important that we help prepare future generations who will play an important role in getting us to there again,” Andrew Ellis, vice president – marketing, Velcro Companies, said in a press release. “We want to lift some of the burden off college students, so they can stay organized and focused on their personal and academic missions.”


Velcro products actually also landed on the moon along with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in  1969. During the Apollo 11 mission, Velcro Companies designed and engineered hook and loop fasteners that helped solve certain challenges in space travel, like extreme environments, zero gravity and limited dexterity in space suits.

Could you or someone you know benefit from that $2,500?

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