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“Better Than A Loan” 2017 Scholarship Topic: Describe a strategy a mom-and-pop shop could use to compete against a big box retailer that has recently opened up in its community. In this imaginary scenario, the mom-and-pop shop is an independently owned pharmacy and soda fountain. The big box retailer has a pharmacy and a fast food restaurant, and it also sells a variety of consumer goods, including electronics, clothing, grocery items, home furnishings, etc. Your plan should show how the mom-and-pop shop might avoid going out of business in spite of this serious competition.
We ask that you pitch it to us two ways. First, log in to your Twitter account (if you have one) and Tweet @LendzaLoans with a condensed version of your idea along with the #BetterThanALoan hashtag. Then, submit a 500-word version using the uploader below. Whether you can Tweet your idea or not, you must include a 140-character version of your idea at the top of your essay.Submit Essay
Before you start working on this essay, you should take a minute and make sure you meet our application requirements. Here’s a brief rundown:
Be at least
18 years old.
Be enrolled in an institution of higher learning.