Cobo Center to award scholarships to metro Detroit students through new contest

DETROIT (WJBK) -- Cobo Center recently announced the inaugural 30:60 Video Scholarship for metro Detroit high school seniors and college students.

Applicants will be asked to produce a 30 or 60 second video showcasing the character, determination and ingenuity of the city of Detroit, using Cobo Center as a focal point.

"We're calling on the next generation of Detroiters to stand up and represent the city, both past and present, through their craft," said Thom Connors, Regional vice president and general manager SMG/Cobo Center. "The metro Detroit area has an abundance of creative talent, and we look forward to seeing the city through their eyes during the 30:60 Video Scholarship."

The winning entries will debut on Cobo Center's video board on June 25. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and four finalists will receive a $500 scholarship during a special presentation in Cobo's television and broadcast studio.
The winners' schools will receive a donation match, totaling $6,000 to metro Detroit students and schools.

30:60 Video Scholarship entries must feature images and video of both Detroit and Cobo Center. Applications are now open through June 5th and students can submit their videos by visiting Applicants must be currently enrolled in college or maintain a high school senior status at a National Academy of Arts and Science (NATAS) affiliated high school.