This Porn Site Wants to Help Pay Your College Tuition
Pornhub is feeling generous, offering a $25K scholarship
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2015 12:11 PM CDT
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(Newser) – If you're 18 or older, have a 3.2 GPA or higher, and are heading back to college this fall, there's a new scholarship opportunity you should know about, provided you don't mind taking money from a porn site that boasts of 79 billion online video views each year. PornHub is offering its first scholarship of $25,000 to a deserving candidate who displays leadership and community involvement, reports the Washington Post. Or as the Daily Beast puts it, the site is trying to show "it supports the pursuit of higher education—even when it doesn't involve sexy coeds banging their hot professors." Candidates must send in a two- to five-minute video and an essay answering the question, "How do you strive to make others happy?" The company's philanthropic arm Pornhub Cares explains that PornHub is all about making people happy.

Sounds like a good opportunity? Well, women's groups aren’t convinced. The head of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation says the scholarship is "an amazing and deceptive marketing tactic" that aims to exploit young women struggling to make ends meet. "It's really unfortunate we’re forcing our kids to sell their bodies to get an education," she says. Pornhub's VP notes "you don't have to film a porn to be a winner." In fact, anyone who submits a sex video "will not be seriously considered," though applicants who appear nude won't be ruled out. Also, "If you're against pornography and an anti-pornography crusader, this is probably not the scholarship for you," he adds. The videos will be posted publicly, and applications will be accepted until Oct. 31.