Monthly Archives: July 2013

Equals6 launches Top Talent Scholarship Crowdfunding for student members

Equals6 members can now create and promote their own scholarship campaigns via Equals6, the online community where students compete for scholarships, make valuable connections and discover exciting career possibilities.

Halifax, NS, Canada, July 22, 2013 – Recognizing that many students today face serious financial roadblocks to education, Equals6 today launched a new crowdfunding service to help its members pay for school. Students can now create online scholarship campaigns at that include contribution levels as low as $10 and rewards for campaign backers. Students can easily promote their campaigns through Equals6 and social networks.

Equals6 has awarded more than $40,000 in scholarships to students across North America since 2010 and will be contributing a $50 bonus to successfully funded campaigns. The company will send net proceeds from the campaign directly to the student’s school thereby ensuring that contributions are used for academic costs.

“Our new scholarship crowdfunding service fits perfectly with our mission to help students succeed,” said Andy Osburn, CEO of Equals6. “With student debt and loan defaults hitting record levels, it’s clear that the student loan model is broken. Students are looking for creative ways to pay for school and we are excited about the potential for our Top Talent Scholarship Crowdfunding to fill that void. It takes a lot for today’s student to make it and Equals6 is there every step of the way, from scholarships through to networking and getting hired.”

According to Equals6 member Evan Phinney, Top Talent Scholarship Crowdfunding is just one of the benefits of the website. “As a part of the Equals6 online community I have already seen the academic, networking and career benefits of membership. I’m excited about this new crowdfunding service and look forward to launching my own scholarship,” said Phinney, a student at Acadia University.

About Equals6:
Equals6 is the online community where students compete for exclusive scholarships, make valuable connections and discover exciting career possibilities.Equals6 also serves as a social meeting place where students form groups, share ideas and hold lively discussions. As a social recruiting platform for student talent, Equals6 partners with select employers to provide its student members with career opportunities. The company has offices in Halifax, Canada and Boston.

Jeremy Bernard
(403) 678-8513



UNION, NEW JERSEY, July 16, 2013–Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has launched

Grade My SpaceSM, an interactive website to help students get an inside look at housing options on college campuses across North America. Offering students a fun community to connect, the student friendly resource gives users the capability to share ideas, designs, comments and provide inside scoop on campus living and more.

With a rating system of A to F, Grade My Space gives students a platform to share their living experiences with others by posting reviews, sharing photos and assigning grades to their residence halls. Grade My Space also allows users to catch up on campus trends and exchange tips on surviving college living from local students.

Listed under each school is contact, housing information and guidelines to help prepare students on what to bring and not bring to that specific campus. Students can submit new colleges and dorm rooms to the site if they have not been previously included.

Additionally, students can enter for a chance to win one of twelve monthly $1,000 shopping sprees awarded in the form of a Bed Bath & Beyond® Gift Card. Students can both enter the sweepstakes and register to use Grade My Space by visiting One winner is selected monthly.

Grade My Space was founded in the spring of 2013 and is powered by Bed Bath & Beyond. The website can be found at The official Facebook page for Grade My Space is and the Twitter username is @GradeMySpace.


Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and subsidiaries (the “Company”) operates a chain of retail stores under the names of Bed Bath & Beyond, World Market, Cost Plus World Market, Christmas Tree Shops, andThat!, Harmon, Harmon Face Values and buybuy BABY. The Company is also a partner in a joint venture which operates retail stores in Mexico under the name Bed Bath & Beyond. Through its retail stores, the Company sells a wide assortment of domestics merchandise and home furnishings. Domestics merchandise includes categories such as bed linens and related items, bath items and kitchen textiles. Home furnishings include categories such as kitchen and tabletop items, fine tabletop, basic housewares, general home furnishings, consumables and certain juvenile products. Additionally, the Company includes Linen Holdings, a distributor of a variety of textile products, amenities and other goods to institutional customers in the hospitality, cruise line, food service, health care and other industries. As of June 1, 2013, the Company had a total of 1,478 stores, including 1,008 Bed Bath & Beyond stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada, 266 stores under the names of World Market or Cost Plus World Market, 83 buybuy BABY stores, 73 stores under the names of Christmas Tree Shops or andThat!, and 48 stores under the names of Harmon or Harmon Face Values. Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. are traded on NASDAQ under the symbol “BBBY” and are included in the Standard and Poor’s 500 and Global 1200 Indices and the NASDAQ-100 Index. The Company is counted among the Fortune 500 and the Forbes 2000.

For more information contact:
Jessica Joyce, Public Relations
(908) 613-5461

Leah Drill, Public Relations
(908) 613-5312