Prince Rupert’s Jennifer Reutens-Hernandez needs all the likes, shares, retweets and hashtags she can get before midnight on May 25.
The 19-year-old born-and-raised Rupertite is one of 15 finalists for S-Trip’s Amazing Travel Scholarship and needs the support of the social media community to win. The $2,500 scholarship would help cover the costs of tuition for Reutens-Hernandez, who is a University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) scholar majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology.
Reutens-Hernandez plans to become a physician or physiotherapist, and hopes to work around the world in places that need medical care the most. In her first round application, Reutens-Hernandez explained how travelling would help her step out of her comfort zone, something required in order to accomplish her dream.
The 10 finalists were given a kit with materials they must use to create social media content about travelling and its importance to education.
“We are getting judged on how creative our content is and how well we share it … every like, share, comment, retweet, favourite, repin and hashtag helps me toward winning the finalist round,” said Reutens-Hernandez.
To assist the Rupertite in her efforts, like the “Jennifer Reutens-Hernandez for the Amazing Travel Scholarship” page on Facebook, share her blog page on www.amazingtravelscholarship.com, follow @jenniferrh_ on Twitter and Instagram and Jennifer Reutens-Hernandez on Pinterest.
The finalist will also host a hot dog sale at Safeway from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 24, with proceeds going to the Kaien Anti Poverty Society.