This page outlines the Terms and Conditions for the educations.com Study a Bachelor's in the USA Scholarship.
In these Terms and Conditions:
- "scholarship" refers to the educations.com Study a Bachelor's in the USA Scholarship
- "we", "us," "our" or "educations.com" refers to EMG - Educations Media Group
- "you" or "your" refers to you as the scholarship applicant
By submitting an application for this scholarship, it is understood that you have read and agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions.
1.1 Scholarship eligibility
To apply for this scholarship:
- You must have applied (or will apply) to a college or university in the USA.
- You must have applied (or will apply) for a bachelor's-level degree starting in the Fall 2021 semester.
- The degree program must be studied either on campus or online via distance learning from an institute based in the USA.
- You must meet the entry requirements for the college or university, including:
- Holding a valid transcript from your high school
- Meeting any language requirements for the program
- You must hold or be eligible to apply for a relevant study visa (if applicable).
- You mustn't be a US citizen and you can't currently reside in the USA unless you're currently studying abroad.
- You must be at least 18 years old by the time of the application deadline (31 August 2021).
You must meet these eligibility requirements in order to be considered for this scholarship. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements, we will disqualify your application. You will not receive notification of disqualification.
Applications must be submitted in English. Applications in other languages will not be considered.
1.2 Application deadline
All applications must be submitted through the official online form and completed by 31 August 2021 at 12:00 CEST. At this time, we will close the application form and no further submissions or edits to submissions will be allowed.
Any applications submitted to us by means other than the official online form will not be considered. Please do not email or post us your applications.
1.3 Submitting false or misleading information
All information included in your application and in any further communication regarding this scholarship must be, to the best of your knowledge, correct at the time of submission.
Purposefully providing false or misleading information is an offence. If we know or have reason to believe that you have provided false or misleading information, we may disqualify your application. If the scholarship has already been paid, you will be liable to repay to us the total sum of the scholarship awarded.
2.1 Finalist criteria and selection
The scoring criteria and number of finalists selected are at our discretion, and will be dependent on the number and quality of applications received. While we will not disclose the exact application scoring criteria, we strive to be as fair and consistent in our scoring as possible in order to ultimately award the scholarship to someone who fits the closest with our ideal candidate (outlined on the scholarship landing page).
2.2 Notification of finalists
Finalists will be notified via email to the email address supplied in the application form from 1 November 2021, and must reply to confirm your continued interest in the scholarship and submit additional documentation (described below) within 7 days of receiving the email.
Failure to respond within this 7-day period may result in your place as a finalist being withdrawn. If you fail to respond with this period and are withdrawn as a finalist, you will not be notified.
2.3 Additional documentation
Finalists will be required to submit additional documentation online to support their application. This may include:
- Proof of acceptance into the university in the form of an acceptance letter
- Proof of high school qualification in the form of a transcript
- Proof of identity in the form of a passport
Please have these documents on-hand should we ask to see them (which is highly likely).
We will accept photocopies or scans of the documents listed above. Submitting low-quality copies of the documents may result in your place as a finalist being withdrawn. If you are withdrawn as a finalist, you will not be notified.
2.4 Change of circumstances
When we select and contact scholarship finalists, we require you to notify us if, for any reason, your circumstances have changed since submitting your application, resulting in information you originally supplied being out-of-date or invalid. Failure to do so may result in you being withdrawn as a finalist.
3. Awarding the scholarship
3.1 Announcing the winner
All applicants will be notified of the scholarship winner via email to the email address supplied in the application form. This email will be sent from 15 November 2021 after the winner has officially accepted their scholarship.
3.2 Accepting the scholarship
If you are selected as the scholarship winner, you will receive an official "offer" via email from 15 November 2021, and must reply either accepting or rejecting this offer within 7 days of receiving the offer.
Failure to respond within this 7-day period may result in the scholarship offer being withdrawn and reassigned to another applicant.
3.3 Payment of funds
We will make payment of funds in a single installment directly to the university on your behalf. We do not make payment of funds to the student.
Payment of funds will be organized with the university and may take some time depending on the university's specific regulations and processes surrounding the payment of sponsored funds. Thus, we cannot guarantee a specific payment date.
The total value of the scholarship offered will be outlined in the official offer email. We reserve the right to offer any value of funds, up to the value of 5 000 USD. If the tuition fees are 5 000 USD or higher, the student will be awarded 5 000 USD. If the tuition fees fall below 5 000 USD students will only be awarded the scholarship up to the tuition cost.
We are not responsible for and cannot provide you with financial advice on taxation matters. The information provided here is of a general nature only and does not take into account your individual financial circumstances.
3.5 Privacy / Use of personal information
If you are offered the scholarship, your details including your name, school, photograph, and scholarship awarded will be featured on our websites and social media, as well as passed on to media for the purpose of promoting our brand, the scholarship, and future scholarships.
By accepting the scholarship, you waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product, the advertising copy or other matter that may be used to promote educations.com as well as this and any other future scholarships.
3.6 Scholarship cancellation
We reserve the right to cancel the scholarship program at any point.
3.7 Application feedback
We will not provide feedback on applications.