SEARS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. LAW SCHOOL DIVERSITY STUDENT PROBLEM SOLVING SCHOLARSHIP
Competition Instructions, Terms, and Conditions
Please read the following before submitting your application.
Sears & Associates, P.C. Law School Diversity Student Problem Solving Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship for a college or first-year law student who is enrolled in a two-year to five-year institution, graduate school or law school in 2017. It is awarded through a competition sponsored by Sears & Associates, P.C. (“Sponsor”) and administered by GNGF, LLC, for the purpose of helping to give the possibility of a college education to a deserving individual (the “Competition”).
These Terms & Conditions explain how the competition works. Please read the Terms carefully so that you understand all the requirements and conditions for participating.
Entry Period: The competition ends June 30, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Eligibility. The Competition is open to any minority college or first year law student who is a legal resident of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who is enrolled in a two-year to five-year institution, graduate school or law school in 2017. Minority is defined as the following: Black, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Eskimo, or Hispanic. Employees of Sears & Associates, P.C. and GNGF, their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and persons living in the same households of such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate in the competition. No minimum GPA is required.
How do you apply?
To apply for this scholarship, create a short (2-4 min video) answering this prompt.
If you had one million dollars, what problem would you try to solve? And how would you do it? Who would you work with? Why would you try to solve that particular problem?
Upload your video to YouTube. Fill out the application with supporting 500 word essay, and include a link to your video on YouTube.
Then go to the application page, where you will be asked to do the following:
- Fill out an application including your name, address, date of birth, educational background (graduation year; high school attended), and student identification number at the Qualifying Institution at which you are enrolled for 2017.
- Upload your video and supporting essay, then provide a link to your video with your application.
Entries will not be returned.
The video can be serious, funny, inspiring, a public service announcement – whatever you want! Creativity is highly encouraged. The video must be 2-4mins in length. You don’t need to be a professional videographer. Film it with whatever resources you have! The most important thing is that you answer one of the two prompts.
Title: Sears & Associates, P.C. Law School Diversity Student Problem Solving Scholarship – ________ [YOUR NAME]
Description: //searsassociates.com/scholarship [YOUR SUMMARY OF VIDEO CONTENT] This video is an application for Sears & Associates, P.C. Law School Diversity Student Problem Solving Scholarship. This $2,500 scholarship, offered by Sears & Associates, P.C., will be given to one college, graduate or first year law student who will be going to law school.
Supporting Essay. Your essay should expand on the content of your video and must be no more than 500 words.
Additional Requirements for Essay. The essay must be your original work and not previously published. Submissions that, in the sole discretion of GNGF, include any material that is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, disparaging of any racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual orientation, or any other minority group, infringing, in violation of any third party rights or any other law, illegible, or late, will be disqualified.
Resume: Applicants will be required to provide a resume with the submission.
Selection and Notification of Winner. All qualified submissions will be judged by GNGF and Sears & Associates, P.C., without regard to race, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited basis. The applicant whose submission best meets the following criteria will be selected as the Scholarship Winner:
- Thoughtfulness/quality of content
The Scholarship Winner will be chosen within four (4) weeks upon the closing of the competition, and will be notified shortly thereafter by email, using the contact information provided in the application.
Award. The Scholarship Winner will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship, payable by check directly to the Qualifying Institution identified in the application as the school where the Scholarship Winner will be enrolled in 2017. If the Scholarship Winner decides to attend a Qualifying Institution other than the one so identified, he or she must notify GNGF no later than two weeks after being notified so that the award may be sent to the correct entity.
Except where prohibited by law, before the award can be sent to the Qualifying Institution, the Scholarship Winner will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Compliance with Official Rules, a Publicity Release, and a Release of Liability. If any potential Scholarship Winner does not meet these requirements within fourteen (14) days of notification, an alternate Scholarship Winner will be named.
General Conditions. Any applicant suspected of tampering with or disrupting any aspect of the Competition will be disqualified. All decisions of GNGF are final. By your participation, you – and, if you are a minor, your parent or guardian – (i) agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions, (ii) represent and warrant that your entry is original and not previously published, (iii) agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor and GNGF, and their officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives, from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, and damages of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from your participation in the Competition or your acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of the Award, and (iv) grant Sponsor a sole, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, sublicensable, transferable right to use your essay, as well as your name, likeness, voice, biographical information, and statements, for advertising and promotional purposes, in any media now known or hereafter invented, without compensation or notification, except as prohibited by law.
Limitation of Liability. Sponsor and GNGF make no warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement with respect to the Award. Some jurisdictions may not permit limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages or exclusion of implied warranties. Check your local laws to determine if any of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. Sponsor and GNGF are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, or unintelligible entries, including entries not received because of interrupted or unavailable network servers, failed communications networks or equipment, computer hardware or software, or other errors or malfunctions whether human, mechanical, or electronic. Should Sponsor and GNGF, in their sole discretion, determine that the Competition has been compromised by virus, bugs, hackers, or other causes beyond its control, Sponsor and GNGF reserve the right to terminate the competition and choose the Scholarship Winner in a fair and reasonable manner from among all eligible entries submitted prior to termination.
Governing Law. All disputes concerning the construction, interpretation, validity, effect, and enforceability of these Terms & Conditions will be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. You agree that exclusive jurisdiction over any legal action arising out of or in connection with the Competition will be in state or federal courts located in or nearest to Colorado Springs, Colorado, and by submitting an application you consent to such jurisdiction and venue.
Privacy. With the exception of the Winner’s name and Qualifying School, contact information collected by Sponsor and GNGF solely in connection with the Competition will not be shared with third parties.
Winner’s List. For the name of the Scholarship Winner, write to GNGF at the address below.
Sponsor and Administrator. The Sponsor of the Competition is Sears & Associates, P.C., at 2 N. Cascade Avenue, Suite 1250, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 The administrator of the Competition is GNGF, LLC, 1415 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45214, (513-444-2016).
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