Motivate Michigan Initiative: An idea-based competition

As you know, the State of Michigan has been hit very hard by this recession.
CIBER Inc. along with our partners is giving you the opportunity to help improve
Michigan’s economy.   We would like to request your creativity and ideas on how
to help restore Michigan to its former glory, and as a result, you could win one
of 10 scholarships.

The “Motivate Michigan” initiative is an idea-based competition designed for
economic impact.  It is open to students in accredited Michigan colleges and
universities.  T eams and individual students are encouraged to submit ideas
online.  The ideas will be judged on creativity, originality, practicality, and
the potential economic impact to the state of Michigan.

Our committee will determine the top 10 ideas which will be posted online to
allow the general public to vote for the best idea.  The five students that
receive the most votes will then present their ideas to a panel of judges
consisting of representatives from our corporate sponsors (including Comerica,
Meijer, MEDC and others).  Winners will receive one of ten possible scholarships
ranging from 1% to 40% of the scholarship pool, which is currently at $71,000.

The winning idea will undergo a feasibility test and an implementation plan will
be developed, free of charge by CIBER Inc.

For more information or to s ubmit your ideas go to
during the months of January and February.  All entries must be submitted no
later than February 26, 2010.   Complete contest rules are available at

Students have always been seen as the innovators and our hope for the future.
That future has finally come.  Think of the next big idea and you could be a part
of the economic turn-around in Michigan (and win a scholarship).