Duck brand helps students pay for college

Duck brand helps students pay for college

Going to prom could help students pay for college, thanks to Duck brand. The Avon-based company is hosting the 17th Annual Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest, where students can win scholarship money for their Duck Tape-constructed prom fashions.

Since 2001, Duck brand has awarded nearly half a million dollars in scholarships to high school students who fashion promwear creations with Duck Tape. This year, more than $50,000 will be awarded, based on workmanship, originality, use of colors, accessories and use of Duck Tape in the outfits. Prizes include:

  • Grand Prize: $10,000 college scholarships for each entrant.
  • Second Place: $5,000 college scholarships for each entrant.
  • Third Place: $3,000 college scholarships for each entrant.
  • Singles category: $1,000 college scholarship for entrant. 
  • The remaining students in the top 10 will each receive a $1,000 prize.

“The ingenuity and creativity these students put into making one-of-a-kind formalwear is beyond extraordinary. Each year we’re left speechless with the results,” said Ashley Luke, category manager at ShurTech Brands, LLC, the company that markets the Duck brand, via email. “We’re grateful to have the opportunity to provide these makers, crafters, DIYers and fashion-forward teens with the chance to pay for tuition – which has increased by more than 40 percent in the last decade – and go to college using their own special talents.”


The Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest, which will close on May 31, is open to all high school students attending prom in the U.S. or Canada. For more information or to enter, visit


Photos provided by Duck brand.


Thursday, May 11, 2017