Sometimes it feels like there are only two guarantees given to college freshmen: an unconscionable amount of debt and a terrifying amount of cheap beer. It's a nice change, then, that these two are combining in a positive way: You can keep drinking cheap beer with the knowledge that it's actually reducing student debt.
That's because Natural Light is donating $10 million to the cause. In one sense, it's the least they could do considering the hangovers they've inflicted upon their clientele. In another sense, it's super cool of them to do this, and we salute them for it.
"Natty Light is committed to helping graduates remember college for the good times," a press release reads, "not the burden of debt that follows." (In our experience Natty doesn't help anyone remember any times, but that's neither here nor there.)
To be clear, the beer commonly referred to as Natty Light isn't going to send you a personal check for $10 million dollars. The company has pledged, through its College Debt Relief Program, to donate the $10,000,000 over the next 10 years. Last year, that meant splitting $1,000,000 between 25 people who made videos about why they decided to attend college.
This year, another $1,000,000 will be given out. Here's how to enter to win some of that: "Post a video to social media from now until May 18 with your inspiration for going to college; Include the green dollar-sign tab found on the limited-edition cans in your video; Use the hashtags #NattyStories and #Contest." It's basically the same as last year, except this year it'll be split between 70 people, so you'll have a better chance of winning.