The Uncomfortable Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $500


It’s a fact of life that sometimes we’ll find ourselves in some not-so-comfortable situations. But it’s overcoming these challenges that make us grow. Tell your story about how you faced an uncomfortable situation and how you handled it. We’ll pick our favorite entry to receive a $500 scholarship towards their college career.


  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens
  • Current high school seniors and college students attending school in the United States
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at time of application
  • Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA currently

How to apply

Please create a short, exciting video (2-3 minutes max) that describes a difficult and uncomfortable situation (whether it be outdoors, in school, social events, etc), how you overcame it, and the lessons you took away from that experience.

Upload your video to, YouTube, or another reputable file sharing service (make sure the visibility is set to public).

To submit your application send an email to

Please include your full name, school year, name of the college you plan to or are already attending, and a link to your video.

Note: By submitting this form you agree to allow Serac to use your video for promotional purposes.


The deadline for entry is December 1, 2017, 11:59 pm EST.

The funds will be available for semesters starting in 2018.

No, it is a single semester scholarship. There will be a new scholarship application for 2019.

The winning submission will be selected by us based on the individual who best demonstrates their story’s message.

Winners will be selected by December 31, 2017. Serac will notify the winners through email. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours of the initial contact attempt a new winner will be chosen.

Prior to collecting the scholarship award the winners will be required to verify their school status, GPA, and other eligibility requirements.