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FREEDOM Video Competition

Student Freedom Initiative (SFI) is releasing our first video competition starting May 1, 2023, called FREEDOM - Focused on Reducing and Eliminating Educational Debt and Optimizing Mindfulness. The video competition will close Friday, June 30, 2023.

This competition aims to engage STEM students in all grade levels at our participating institutions to create a documentary on how students and their families decided to finance their college education. Students will create a 3 – 5-minute video documentary. Judges chosen by SFI will select ten students, and one student will be selected by SFI staff as The People’s Choice to win CASH PRIZES!


Explain the decision process used by you and your family when determining how to finance your college education

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completed application.
  • Unofficial transcript.
  • Enrolled full-time at one of SFI’s participating schools in Cohorts 1, 2, and 3.
  • Working towards a degree in an approved STEM major (all grade levels).
  • Meeting satisfactory academic progress as defined by the entrant’s school.
  • Complete a W-9 (only required for the winners).
  • Not an international student or foreign exchange student authorized to enter the United States on a non-immigrant visa.

Tentative Cash Prizes Based On Placement