About the OP Loftbed Scholarship
We first offerred the OP Loftbed $500 Scholarship Award in 2002. We realized that the majority of our customers were college students and this seemed like a great way of "giving a little something back" to the very people that had made us successful.
Our product isn't your ordinary product, so we didn't feel like our scholarship should be your ordinary scholarship either. We wanted to do something different there as well. Anyone can ask for essays on why you think you deserve scholarship money, or what you plan to do during your college career, but that all sounded entirely too boring to use. We decided to ask questions to which the judges would actually want to read the answers. We wanted our scholarship applicants to have fun, and wanted the judges to have fun reading the answers.
We have thoroughly enjoyed running the program over the last 6 years, and look forward to continuing to do so in the future. So far, we've given out $3,000 in scholarship funds, which we feel is pretty good, especially considering that lots of companies that are much bigger than we are give away much less in scholarships, and in many cases, offer no scholarship opportunity at all.
We want to wish each of our applicants the best in all their future endeavors.