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January 10, 2013 11:00 AM Awesomely Average

By Daniel Luzer

CollegeHumor.com has announced a creation of two a scholarships for average students. That’s $5,000 for two students, but no Westinghouse Scholars need apply. That’s because the Web site explains:

Why is it that there are tons of scholarships for academically excellent students, tons of scholarships for academically challenged students and not a damn thing for the majority of the students in the middle? We don’t know, either.
Did you sign up for 3 clubs but never attend meetings? Is your G.P.A. a 2.1? Would some of your professors have a hard time remembering if you were in their class? If so, enter now! We hope you’re not exceptional.

Enter here. The award contest began Tuesday and will run until February 7.

The question I have about sort of mirror my question about Justice Clarence Thomas’s efforts to exclude students who go to impressive law schools from consideration for jobs: How do you give an award to someone based on mediocrity? How does CollegeHumor plan to give an award to someone who isn’t at all exceptional? What, do you just exclude all the entries that are any good?

Good luck anyway.

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer