This Record Label Offers ‘Loser Scholarships’ To Students Who Will Share Their Biggest Failure

Being a loser seems like such a terrible thing, until you meet someone who identifies as a winner and realize you’re not so bad in comparison. Losers are inherently lovable and they have no where to go but up. Recognizing their potential, the Seattle based record label Sub Pop has been offering “Loser Scholarships” since 2007.

Prospective losers who apply are eligible to receive one of three scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $7,000. Among six essay questions in the application, students have to explain what being a Sub Pop loser means to them, along with sharing their biggest failure and what they learned.

The catch is, you have to be a very specific kind of loser to meet Sub Pop’s requirements. You have to be a high school senior going on to an accredited college or university, as well as live in the state of Oregon or Washington, and have an interest in music or the arts. If you meet the cut, you can apply until March 20.

I guess they’ll have to flag my failure essay as good old-fashioned sharing.

[The Guardian]