By Lynne Adkins

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Students living a healthy lifestyle and using social media could win a lot of money in cash and scholarships from a local university.

High School students are being urged to take part in a Healthy Lifestyles competition run by the University of the Sciences.

Richard Minoff, director of the Undergraduate Program of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business, explains:

“The assignment is to come up with a social media program designed to convince people to make healthier lifestyle decisions, to develop a campaign and then tactically — how would they go about bringing information to achieve their objectives via social media, whether it be Twitter, Facebook, Vine.”

Richard Minoff, MBA, director of the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business undergraduate program at University of the Sciences. (Credit: University of the Sciences)

Richard Minoff, MBA, director of the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business undergraduate program at University of the Sciences. (Credit: University of the Sciences)

Minoff says the top prize is $2,000 in cash and a $5,000 scholarship.

The application deadline is October 27th.

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