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Spokeo Connections Scholarship

September 16, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Spokeo Connections Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors and full – time undergraduate students. To be eligible, you must submit a 1000 – to 1600 – word essay on one of the three given topics:

  1. Connections
  2. Relationships
  3. Access to data
  • Applicant must be either a recently graduated high school senior who will enroll as a freshman at a four-year or two-year college or university in the spring of 2014 OR a student currently enrolled on a full-time basis at an accredited four-year or two-year college or university.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 1,000 words and no greater than 1,600 words.
  • Essay must be applicant’s original work.
  • Essay must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. November 20th, 2013.
Judging
  • The winning essay will be judged on the following criteria: content, style, creativity, and how persuasively the applicant presents his or her point of view. After the deadline of November 20th, 2013 all entries will be reviewed. After review the winning essay will be selected by a panel of three judges.
Prize
  • The applicant of the winning essay will receive a one-time scholarship of $1,000 to be applied to the following school-related expenses: tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board. Funds must be used in the 2013 -2014 academic year. Scholarship funds are provided by Spokeo and will be paid via mail to the accredited college or university of the winning applicant’s choosing.
Submission Of Materials
  • All entries must be entered through the official Spokeo Connections Scholarship submission form, which can be found here . No paper or hard copy submissions will be accepted. All essays must be written in English. Submissions must be uploaded in either a Microsoft Word or PDF format.  Materials required include original essay AND current transcript.
Eligibility
  • Current Spokeo employees or the immediate family of current Spokeo employees are not eligible for entry. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applicants must either be an incoming college freshman for the fall 2013 academic semester or a current undergraduate or graduate student of any accredited two or four year college or university. To see if your school is eligible please see: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx

For more information, visit http://www.spokeo.com/spokeo-connections-scholarship 

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