What is yconic?
yconic is a website that provides students with free scholarship-matching and peer-to-peer support. Our database contains over $170 million in Scholarships, bursaries, and student awards across Canada and the USA and provides a community where you can exchange advice and chat with other students on a range of topics related to your student journey.
What types of projects can I collect votes for?
To be eligible for #yFundUs grants, organisations must fall under the following categories; Student Associations and/ or clubs , Community Associations, Not-For-Profits Organizations, community groups and other student focused projects or initiative.
Does #yFundUs cost anything?
#yFundUs it completely free.
How much money can I win for my project?
The following 3 grants will be given to videos based on total votes;
- 1st Place $1,000
- 2nd Place $500
- 3rd Place $500
How do I find a campaign that I would like to support?
The following features are here to help you find projects.
- Filter by most recent
- Filter by highest votes
- Search projects by name
Can I support more than one campaign?
Yes. yconic members can vote once a day during voting period
How yFundUs works.
What is #yFundUs and how does it work?
The #yfundus contest is a yconic Program that provides a total of $2,000 in scholarships / grants for student nominated projects and organizations and a $1,000 voting scholarship.
Entering is easy
- Create a video
- Get votes
- Get funded
How do I create a project page?
Go to yconic.com/programs/yfundus and click on Get Started button. Follow the instruction and your good to go!
Do I need to be a yconic member to start a project?
Yes. If you are not a member it is free to join and you will start getting scholarship-matching and peer-to-peer support right away!
What is an example of an “organization”?
Student Associations and/ or clubs , Community Associations, Not-For-Profits Organizations, community groups and other student focused projects or initiative.
How do I upload my video?
Upload your video to YouTube and copy and paste the URL in the field provided.
How long does my video need to be?
We suggest you keep your video short and concise (under 60 seconds). Your video can be as long as you like through.
Can I edit my project page after I submit it?
Yes. When you go back to your unique project URL (sent to you in your confirmation email once you complete your information) click the edit button.
What is the deadline to submit a project?
June 15, 2015 at 11:59
When does the voting close?
June 30, 2015 at 11:59
Sharing and voting for your Campaign.
How do I share my campaign with other students?
When you complete your application, a confirmation email will be sent with you that will include a unique URL. You can also share the project via Facebook and Twitter direct on the unique project page.
How do I enter to win the $1,000 scholarship available for voters?
yconic members simply vote for a project and you are entered.
After the Winners are Selected.
Is the winner selected solely on the most votes?
Eligible videos that receive the highest votes during the voting period will win the grants for their nominated projects.
Does the cheque get made out to me, or the organization I am associated with?
Funding will be paid directly to the nominated organization.