By entering a Value Colleges Scholarship contest, you agree to abide by these official Terms and Conditions. Failure to meet all requirements will result in termination of your entry.
1. Eligibility: Contestants must be a) at least 18 years old at the time of entry; b) currently enrolled in a regionally-accredited, degree-granting program; c) able to provide proof upon request of their identity; d) a legal resident of the United States or District of Columbia. Employees of the sponsor and their immediate families (including spouse, parent, sibling, or children) are not eligible. This contest is void where explicitly prohibited by law.
2. Entry: Contestants must submit: a) no more than one (1) online application; b) a written essay (in English) of 500 words or less; c) official or unofficial copies of high school and college transcripts; d) two (2) letters of recommendation. Once submitted, essays cannot be revised, corrected, or in any way altered. We will automatically disqualify any essays that are deemed obscene, racist, sexist, homophobic, or in any other way offensive or inappropriate. By entering, you automatically agree to accept the official ruling of the Sponsor. Letters of recommendation may be from current or former teachers, employers, mentors, or anyone else who can testify to your qualities as a student, worker, and person. Multiple entries will be automatically disqualified, as will entries with false names, invalid email addresses, and/or incomplete information. Sponsor does not take responsibility for technical problems of any kind, either on the Contestant or the Sponsor’s part, including but not limited to hardware, software, network, human error, or any other sort of issue that may prevent completing entry, render application material unreadable, or otherwise disrupt full consideration.
3. Selection: The scholarship Winner will be selected by a panel of judges including and/or chosen by the Editors of Value Colleges. The Sponsor’s decision is final and legally binding.
Winner will be contacted through the means provided in the online application; Sponsor is not responsible if Winner does not receive this notification for any reason. Sponsor is not legally bound to accept a Winner in the event of insufficient or ineligible applications.
4. Usage: All entries are the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. All Contestants acknowledge Sponsor’s full ownership of all application material, including essay, and waive any right to the application, including reproduction of essay, in any form, media, or device. Winner further agrees to allow Sponsor to use his/her name, likeness, and essay (in full or quotes) for marketing purposes, with no further compensation or notice. Sponsor and related entities may use provided contact information to inform Contestant of other offers.
5. Prize: One (1) Winner will be awarded a prize award in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000) in the form of a check payable to the Winner. Winner may/or may not be required to show proof of enrollment before the check can be issued. Prize is not transferrable and may only be awarded in the form described. Prize cannot be converted to cash. Winner will be required to provide proof of identity, an IRS W-9 form, and any further forms requested by the Sponsor. Prize may be rescinded if Winner does not abide by these Terms and Conditions. Winner is responsible for any taxes and will be issued an IRS 1099 form at the appropriate time.
6. General: By entering the scholarship contest, Contestants: a) agree to these Terms and Conditions; b) release Sponsor and all related entities and/or employees from any and all liability for any damages, harm, or expenses related directly or indirectly to the contest; c) permit Sponsor to use application essay for marketing in any medium and through any device; d) recognize Sponsor’s ownership of said application; e) recognize Sponsor’s right to end contest, modify conditions, or disqualify any contestant for failure to adhere to Terms and Conditions. Each Contestant waives the right to claim any damages, including punitive, direct, consequential, or indirect.