Manualbirds Video Scholarship Program

Although nowadays there are plenty of federal, state, and college-provided financial aids for students, there are still some ones who fail to receive better college education due to underprivileged financial situation. That is why outside scholarships become an important resource for eligible students which may avail themselves of additional financial flexibility.

Adhering to the original intention of building the site Manualbirds - Not only do we want to support an easier life, we want to inspire a better life - we are proud to announce our new initiative, a college scholarship designed to help students to make their life easier and better.

What's Manualbirds?

Dedicated to user manuals, handbooks and guides, Manualbirds leads the online PDF manual download by providing a mass online manual depository storing over 500,000 manuals from more than 15000 brands - like Lenovo Manuals, JBL Manuals, Samsung Manuals, Yamaha Manuals, Sony Manuals, Hyundai Manuals, Liebherr Manuals, etc. - to download and print for free in an attempt to address the immediate concern of product installation, maintenance, repair, operations and all.

As the largest repository of product support documents on the Internet which aims to be people's best choice for resolutions when faced with product-related issues as guaranteed with an impressive base of pdf-documents at hand, Manualbirds has been devoted to building itself an engaged and helpful community which not only provides reference on how to fix your goods, but also inspires people to enjoy life with do-it-yourself concept.

About the Scholarship

User guides are to products installation and repair what education is to human. Most of the time, you know what you want the end result to be, but you are missing a critical piece of information to achieve it. Without education, people cannot arrive where they want to be. Consequently, Manualbirds is eager to host the scholarship contest to help as far as possible excellent students with their college education.

Like a scholarship essay, a scholarship video will take time and efforts for applicants to complete their creation from understanding the assigned task to spending a considerable amount of time both drafting and editing. However, it may be more difficult to reuse a scholarship video for another award. That is why we choose to offer scholarship video contest.


One time $500 scholarship in check


Feb 27th, 2017

Draw & Issue Date

Mar 10th, 2017


The Manualbirds Video Scholarship Program is open to any person who:

  • Is a full-time student enrolled in an accredited post­-secondary institution of higher learning (college or university) or a high school senior with a legitimate acceptance letter from an accredited university or college; and
  • Carry a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent); and
  • No limit to nationalities but void where prohibited by law.

How to Apply

To apply for the Manualbirds Video Scholarship Program, you need to create a YouTube video that meets the following requirements:

  • Should be relevant to the theme “How I Fixed a Machine or Product.”
  • The video content can either be about your repairing or setting process of machines, including but not limited to, computers, mobile phones, and household appliances or about helpful setting or repair tips and tricks you summarized of machines, including but not limited to, computers, mobile phones, and household appliances, for example, 15 Hidden Features of iPhone 6 & 6s (Useful Features You Didn't Know About).
  • The video is about 3-5 minutes and the language must be English.
  • Must be creative, original and informative.
Application Process:
  • Upload your original video to YouTube to submit your application. Under the description area please link to
  • Download the Manualbirds Scholarship Application Form and fill in the form.
  • Send your video, video YouTube link, application form, and two recommendation letters from your teachers to [email protected]

Scoring Regulations

  • Video originality and creativity
  • High resolution
  • YouTube views and links
  • Video usefulness, instructiveness and informativeness


Note: by submitting the application, you agree to allow Manualbirds to use your video for promotional purposes (it will be posted to the Manualbirds YouTube homepage and potentially other locations).

Official Rules

General rules: Contestants must upload an original video. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden. Limit one (1) application per person. The potential scholarship winner will be notified by email and must reply to [email protected] within seven (7) business days since the date of the email notification. Failure to be contacted by email or to submit an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (except where prohibited by law) within seven (7) business days will result in disqualification for prize-winning which will be awarded to an alternate applicant from the same application period with the next highest score.

Click here to view the complete scholarship official rules.


Manualbirds will use your personal information only for the purpose of offering the scholarship, awarding the scholarship to the winner and any reporting responsibility to taxing authorities. We may also provide information about the winner on our site, including your video or/and video description.

Winner's list

The winner's name, city, state, university, photo and video will be posted at the Manualbirds website and should be provided when asked.


Manualbirds assumes no responsibility for any failure to receive an application as a direct or indirect result of a technical problem or any kind of computer, network, carrier, or third party malfunction or other problem. We may not send you a notification that we have received your email. We will review all applications at the same time and contact the winner only. The winner’s list will be posted on Manualbirds' official site. Further questions about the scholarship contest can be addressed by email to: [email protected]