Slickdeals announces the return of its Slickdeals Saves U! University scholarship program
In fact, helping students save money is the driving force behind the creation of Slickdeals. VanTrac founded Slickdeals in 1999 while studying computer science at San Jose State University. Having emigrated from Vietnam with his family growing up, going to college wasn’t necessarily guaranteed for Van. However, despite the financial difficulties, Van’s parents were able to save enough to support him during his studies, where he developed a skill in finding bargains. While in college, Van started a blog dedicated to offers that he could share with his friends. Now 22 years old and boasting 12 million monthly unique users, Slickdeals has remained true to its goal of helping savvy shoppers win at shopping.
This year, students applying for a Slickdeals scholarship are invited to submit an essay explaining why inclusion is important to them and what kind of positive impact it has had on their lives and the people around them. The submission period ends on June 30, 2022.
Rene RodriguezSlickdeals Workplace Experience Manager and Scholarship Co-Organizer, said: “I always remember that quote that the cure for cancer might be in someone’s mind. who can’t afford to go to college. That’s a very powerful reminder. For me, it’s asking where we can put that money and how we can help people who are passionate about idea of making a difference to empower the lives of others.”
Full rules and details on how to apply are available here.
Slickdeals is the only shopping platform powered by millions of passionate shoppers, where consumers interact to share and discover the latest information on online shopping deals and coupons. Using the power of crowd-sourced intelligence, Slickdeals saved its 12 million savvy shoppers $10 billion providing a forum for discovery of offers and discussion of purchases; as well as shopping tools such as its free Android or iOS app; his browser extension for Chrome, Firefox and Edge; and his Slickdeals Rewards program. Slickdeals consistently ranks in the Top 100 most visited sites in the United States according to Alexa and is one of the ten most visited shopping sites in the United States according to Similarweb.