Nissan Launches Scholarship Competition for University Students in Conjunction with Nissan LEAF Zero Emissions TourMonday, November 16, 2009
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nissan today announced the launch of the Nissan LEAF Zero Emissions Student Competition, which allows university and college students to express how the Nissan LEAF has inspired their outlook towards a zero-emissions future. The contest kicks off at the University of Southern California campus, which is the first university stop on the Nissan LEAF Zero Emissions Tour.
Students will enter the competition via the Green 2010 tab on Nissan's Facebook page found at http://www.facebook.com/nissan. One student from each of the participating universities will be selected as a winner based on the creativity, relevance to the theme and originality of their entry response. The winning students, to be named at the end of the Nissan LEAF Zero Emissions Tour, will receive a $500 scholarship.
"Nissan understands the important role students play in shaping a zero-emissions future," said Scott Becker, senior vice president, finance and administration, Nissan North America. "This competition is our way of recognizing student leaders and engaging them in our shared mission."
Through the Nissan LEAF Zero Emission Tour, Nissan will be showcasing the industry's first all-electric, zero-emission car designed for the mass market. The nationwide tour, which began in Los Angeles, will make stops in 22 cities, in 11 states, the District of Columbia, and Vancouver, Canada, offering the opportunity for interested drivers, media, civic partners, businesses and university students to learn more about Nissan LEAF and the benefits of zero-emission driving. Tour details can be found at www.nissanusa.com/leaf-electric-car.
The Nissan LEAF Zero Emissions Student Competition is open to all students attending one of the participating universities in the Nissan LEAF Zero Emissions Tour. For a list of participating universities, full contest details, rules and eligibility requirements please click on the Green 2010 tab on Nissan's Facebook page which can be found at http://www.facebook.com/nissan.
Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive design, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key priorities are reducing CO2 emissions, cutting other emissions and increasing recycling. More information on the Nissan LEAF and zero-emission mobility can be found at www.nissanusa.com/leaf-electric-car.