The winner is selected after a team of judges review all entries, after the deadline of December 21, 2013. Applicants are judged on creativity, thoughtfulness, and insight; along with how well they promoted their post. Articles with poor grammar, spelling, and lack of proofreading will not be considered. Winner will be announced January 6, 2014.
Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States, and may not be an associate (employee) or direct relative of an associate, of any division of USDish.com.
Description of Funds
The winner will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship to be applied to qualified expenses: including graduate and undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board for the 2013-2014 academic year. Funds are provided by USDish.com. Payments are issued by USDish.com, made payable to the student's approved college or university, and mailed after January 6, 2014 directly to the accredited college or university last designated by the student.
Incoming freshmen: Applicant must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and must have taken either the ACT or SAT test. Applicant also must be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014, who will then enroll for fall 2013 as a freshman at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.
Current freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors: Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university between August 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014.
Conditions of Award
If the applicant or the applicant's parent/legal guardian is employed by USdish.com at the time of award, the student is no longer eligible and will forfeit the scholarship. If any other funds pay tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board in their entirety for the student's 2013-2014 academic year, the student is no longer eligible to receive this scholarship and will forfeit the scholarship.
College / University Approval
The institution must be accredited and listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education (http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx). Applicants attending military academies are ineligible for this scholarship. All school transfers are subject to accreditation approval.
Responsibilities of Recipients
The recipient must be actively enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in fall 2013, and remain so for the entire academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency, or military service. It is the recipient's responsibility to verify receipt of funds with their designated institution and notify USDish.com should the award check not arrive on or about 30 days from the issue date. USDish.com reserves the right to alter or discontinue this program at any time without notice.
Mailing & Shipping Address:
Lisa Pratt, Scholarship Coordinator
5202 W. Douglas Corrigan Way, Ste. 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
1.801.424.0018 ext. 7214