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KFC offers scholarship for best tweet

Finally, all those hours you put into writing the perfect Twitter update may be worth something! If you're a high school senior, at least.

Now through November 26, Kentucky Fried Chicken is giving away a $20,000 scholarship to the best Twitter tweet, tweeting why they are deserving of the Colonel's Scholars scholarship!

Holy twit! That's a lot of cash for only 140 characters!

Although similar contests have been held over the years, according to chief marketing and food innovation officer, John Cywisnki, the company decided to launch the contest because:

"We think this is a smart and strategic way to reach young people online, where they already spend a lot of time."

Now that's some finger lickin' good thinkin'!

The scholarship winner will receive up to $5,000 a year for the next four years to pursue a bachelor's degree at a public college or university in the recipient's home state. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.75 and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible.

Finally, another reason for high school students to play with their smart phones in class!

Start outlining your best 140-character essay. KFC is judging on "quality, creativity, ability to tell a story on why they should receive the award, and the entrepreneurial drive and desire to pursue a college education".

Good luck, you little twits!

[Image via AP Images.]

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