Global Citizen Scholarship Contest

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MPOWER Financing is proud to announce the Global Citizen Scholarship. The scholarship was created to celebrate international and DACA students, who enrich college campuses with their diverse experiences and points of view.

MPOWER will award three (3) $1,000 scholarships to international and DACA students who are studying or plan to study in the U.S. For complete scholarship details, including eligibility requirements, see below.

MPOWER Scholarship contest at a glance:

Who is eligible to apply for the MPOWER scholarship contest?
Scholarship entrants must meet the following requirements:
- The student must have been accepted to a full-time program at a U.S. college or university or must be currently enrolled full time in a U.S. college or university
- The student must be an international student on F1 visa status, Green Card holder (permanent resident), or a DACA recipient
- The student must be 18 years or older
How to enter the scholarship contest:
All scholarship contest entrants must complete an application form to enter the scholarship contest and be eligible to win.
How will the winners be selected?
The winners will be selected based solely on the score of their short essay response. The essay will be scored based on a combination of (1) grammar and vocabulary, (2) organization, (3) creativity, and (4) overall effect and coherence. Scholarship essays will be judged blindly by an unbiased committee within MPOWER.
How many scholarships are offered?
MPOWER is offering three (3) scholarships in total. Each scholarship is valued at $1,000.
When is the deadline to apply?
Entrants may apply anytime between August 20, 2018, and September 20, 2018.
When will the winners be notified?
Scholarship contest winners will be notified by October 6, 2018.
When and how do the recipients receive the scholarship funds?
Once the contest winners have been notified, MPOWER will seek documents to verify whether the winners meet eligibility criteria. Upon verification, MPOWER will mail a check directly to the recipient’s college/university in the winner’s name.

MPOWER SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST TERMS AND CONDITIONS

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. A purchase does not increase your chances of winning.

By entering the MPOWER Scholarship Contest, you agree to be bound by these official term and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”), which include a release and license from you.


1. Eligibility. The MPOWER Scholarship Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to students who meet the following requirements:
- The student must have been accepted to a full-time program at a U.S. college or university or must be currently enrolled full-time in a U.S. college or university
- The student must be an international student on F1 visa status, Green Card holder (permanent resident), or a DACA recipient
- The student must be 18 years or older

Employees (including their immediate family [for e.g., spouse, parents, siblings, and children], and household members) of MPOWER Financing (the “Sponsor”), its affiliates, subsidiaries and those of any agent, vendor, or supplier of Sponsor, are not eligible. Eligibility is contingent upon agreement to, compliance with, and fulfillment of all requirements set forth herein. Participation in the MPOWER Scholarship Contest in any way constitutes an entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Terms and Conditions and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the MPOWER Scholarship Contest. Where applicable, the MPOWER Scholarship Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law.

2. Sponsor. MPOWER Financing, Public Benefit Corporation, 1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009.

3. Contest Period/Drawings. The Contest begins at 12:01 AM EST on August 20, 2018, and ends on September 20, 2018, at 11:59 PM EST (the “Contest Period”). Only entries submitted and received during the Contest Period will be eligible. Sponsor is the official timekeeper of this contest. During the Contest Period, three (3) contest winners will be selected and the winner of each will be awarded a $1,000 MPOWER Scholarship to be applied to tuition, fees, or expenses at the winner’s school of attendance (each a “Prize”). Students (the “Entrants”) will be allowed to enter the contest only once during the contest period. Odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received and the quality of the essays submitted by all Entrants.

4. How to Enter/Conditions of Entry. During the Contest Period, there is only one method of entry, as described below. Entrants may only enter once during the Contest Period. Online Entry: During the Contest Period, Entrants may enter the MPOWER Scholarship Contest by accessing the online contest entry form and submitting a completed entry form (an “Entry”).

Any Entry that does not comply with these Terms and Conditions is void. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Any Entry found to contain erroneous, expired, canceled, fraudulent, or fake information is void. Only the actual student may participate in the MPOWER Scholarship Contest, and the completion of the online entry form by any family member or other individual or entity will disqualify such Entry from this Contest. Any attempt by any person to obtain more than one Entry by any means (including, but not limited to, the use of multiple email addresses, phone numbers, identities, registrations, or logins; or any other unauthorized method of entry) will result in such person’s automatic disqualification from the MPOWER Scholarship Contest.

5. Prize. A total of three (3) scholarships will be awarded over the course of the Promotional Period (“Prize”). Each scholarship is $1,000. There are no substitutions permitted for any awarded Prize. A Prize will only be awarded to the person submitting the Entry and may not be sold, assigned, or otherwise transferred (“Transfer”). Any Transfer or attempted Transfer shall void any applicable Prize. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

6. Selection of Winner and Award of Prize. For each contest, all entries will be judged based on the quality of the essay question response. For each contest, Sponsor shall select one to three representatives of the Sponsor (the “Judges”), who will review all applicable and valid Entries and select one winning submission from among them. The essay must be written in English and will be scored based on a combination of (1) grammar and vocabulary, (2) organization, (3) creativity, and (4) overall effect and coherence. Prior to any decision, MPOWER reserves the right to conduct interviews and/or request additional information from any Entrants related to their Entry. The Judges’ decision is final and binding.

Winners will be notified by October 6, 2018. Decision by the judges will be final and binding and not subject to challenge or appeal on eligibility determinations or any other grounds relating to this Contest. Prize awarded will be subject to Sponsor’s verification of winners’ eligibility. Any winner will be required to submit, without alteration and in the form provided by Sponsor, a completed and signed Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability & Publicity Release (the “Release”). Failure to return an executed Release within the required time period by Sponsor will void any Prize. All winners will also be required to execute and return to Sponsor the U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Form W-9. As applicable, all winners will be issued a U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 and related tax forms regarding their Prize. Winners are solely responsible for the payment of any applicable federal, state, and local taxes associated with their acceptance and receipt of any Prize.

All winners will be notified by telephone, email, and/or regular mail using contact information provided on the Entry. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted, or not received by the potential winner for any reason. If any potential winner does not respond within the time required by Sponsor, or if any winner notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, or fails to timely return the Release to Sponsor, the Prize for that drawing will be awarded to an alternative winner selected by the Judges based on the results of the aforementioned judging criteria.

Following Sponsor’s verification of winner’s eligibility and receipt of the executed Release from a winner, Sponsor shall pay the Prize on winner’s behalf, directly to winner’s school of enrollment, no later than the commencement of the winner’s next school year. Sponsor will not have any liability to winner in the event that winner’s school refuses, loses, fails to properly apply, or otherwise fails to credit any Prize (or portion thereof) for winner’s benefit.

7. Disputes/Venue/Governing Law. Except where prohibited by law, Entrant agrees that: (1) all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal or state court located in the District of Columbia; (2) all claims, judgments, and awards will be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event will cover attorneys’ fees; and (3) Entrant will not be permitted to obtain awards for indirect, punitive incidental and consequential damage and any rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Terms and Conditions, or the rights or obligations of Entrant or Sponsor in connection with the Contest, are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, no matter what jurisdiction, that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than as stated.

8. Right to Modify or Cancel. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms and Conditions will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event any provision is found invalid or unenforceable, these Terms and Conditions will otherwise remain in effect in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was never included. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Terms and Conditions does not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor may cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Contest or any part of it, in any way, if Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that the Contest is not capable of executing as Sponsor intended, or that any mistake, clerical, or typographical error, omission, fraud, technical failure, tampering, computer virus, or other factor, technical or otherwise, beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control, impairs or may impair Sponsor’s ability to properly conduct the Contest, subject to any applicable law or regulation.

9. Personal Information. Information collected from Entrants in connection with this Contest is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

10. List of Winners. The list of winners will be available to view on the MPOWER website.

11. Disclaimer. Though this Contest may be promoted via social media websites, such websites are not affiliated with Sponsor or this Contest. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or any other site or medium that might host content where information about this Contest is posted or published (collectively “Content Hosts”). Entrant is providing information only to Sponsor and not to Content Hosts.

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