People use social media for a lot ofreasons – to promote a brand, connect with friends, keep upwith news, and engage with their favorite celebrities.

But thanks to The Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation, they can also use it to win a college education.

Details on KFC’s site explain thecontest: “KFC is asking college hopefuls to tweet a photo that illustrates why they exemplify Colonel Sanders’ commitment to education and enriching their communities, and why they are deservingof a college scholarship. The scholarship winner, announced on orabout December 15, will receive up to $5,000 per year for the next four years to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited public university within his or her home state.”
KFC also held this contest last year,with the winning tweet coming from California high school senior Amanda Russell: 
“#KFCScholar Hey Colonel! Your scholarship’s the secret ingredient missing from my recipe for success! Got the grades,drive, just need cash!”

An article on CNN quoted KFC Public Relations Manager Rick Maynard as saying: “The Colonel was a lifelong learner, reinventing himself at the age of 65 when he turned a $105 Social Security check into what would become a global chicken chain. He would have been thrilled to see how KFC continues to adaptto fit the changing consumer landscape.”
You can check out the Colonel’s Twitter page if you’re interested in applying for the college scholarship, but make sure to use the hashtag #KFCScholar! You may submit photos through Dec. 13 and the winner will be chosen Dec. 15.