Pre Grad Scholarship Terms

Pre-Grad Scholarship Terms and Conditions

Are you eligible for a Graduate Programs Foundation Pre-Grad Scholarship?

You may apply for a $1,000 Graduate Programs Foundation Pre-Grad Scholarship (“Pre-grad Scholarship” or “Scholarship”) if:

Eligibility  

  • Current undergraduate in an accredited institution who is thinking of applying to Grad school; or
  • A recent college graduate who is thinking about going to Grad school.

Deadline
March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31.

 

Application Requirements
In order to apply, you must submit:

  1. Statement of purpose with your Registration (See explanation below).

Selection Process
Applications will undergo a blind review process by a jury of 2-3 judges representing the Company.

Selection will be based on combined merit and need.

Statement of Purpose
Please describe your goals (personal, academic and professional), extracurricular activities and community involvement.  Include volunteer work, activism, special projects, elected and appointed positions and awards.  List any academic achievements or honors.
If you have additional financial hardships or extenuating circumstances you would like the selections committee consider, please include them in the Statement of Purpose.

(Up to 1000 words)

Award Date
Graduate Programs Foundation will determine a winner within fifteen (15) days of the end of each 3 month period – Specifically, April 15, July 15, October 15 and January 15.  Within (15) fifteen days after selecting a Scholarship winner, attempts will be made to notify the winner.

Award Restrictions
There are no restrictions other than the Scholarship should be used to mitigate educational expenses.

Reporting
Scholarship Recipients will be asked to submit a progress report to the Graduate Programs Foundation at the end of the Scholarship Year.

How it works: 

It’s easy to qualify for a Pre-grad Scholarship.  Here’s how the selection process works:

1.      Complete all User Registration Fields and then click the box indicating you have read and accept the Pre-Grad Scholarship and Website Terms and Conditions.

2.      Use the box provided to post your Statement of Purpose (Up to 1000 words).

3.      Although unofficial transcripts are not required, you may be asked to provide them if chosen as a finalist.

4.      Once finished, check you entry carefully and click the “Complete Registration and Enter Scholarship” link to post your entry.  Once posted, you will not be able to retrieve your entry.  If you have any questions, you can contact us at: scholarship@graduateprograms.com.

5.      Once every three months, within 15 days of the end of each calendar quarter, we’ll choose a winner from these entries for a $1,000 Pre-grad Scholarship.

6.      Attempts to notify winners will be made within 15 days of the date of the drawing.

If you have any questions, send an email to: Harvey@graduateprograms.com or Graduate Programs Foundation, 25 Hidden Ledge Rd., Englewood, NJ 07631. Responses will be made during normal business hours Eastern Time.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS PRE-GRAD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP OFFICIAL RULES:
Important: Please read these rules before participating as a scholarship candidate (“Candidate’) in the Pre-grad Scholarship program administered by Graduate Programs Foundation (“Graduate Programs”).  By completing the User Registration Fields and entering the Pre-grad Scholarship program, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the Graduateprograms.com terms and conditions of use, and represent that you satisfy all the eligibility requirements in the “Candidate Eligibility” section below.  By providing your personal contact information and following the rules of the program, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SCHOLARSHIP.  THE ODDS OF WINNING THIS SCHOLARSHIP HAVE NOT YET BEEN DETERMINED.  THIS OFFER IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Candidate Eligibility

In order to become eligible to be awarded a Pre-grad Scholarship by Graduate Programs you must be:

1.)    A recent college graduate (no more than 5 years beyond receipt of degree) university student or a current undergraduate in an accredited institution who is thinking of applying to one of the graduate schools listed on www.graduateprograms.com.

2.)   A legal resident of the United States or an international student with a valid visa.

To be eligible for the Pre-grad Scholarship, you must participate fully in accordance with these Official Rules and in Graduateprogram.com’s Pre-Grad Scholarship Registration process.  Eligibility continues for the Scholarship period for which you entered.  Candidates must provide adequate proof of school attended and contact information (such as a school email) as specified by Graduateprograms.com. If you are awarded a Scholarship, at Graduate Programs sole discretion, the Scholarship will be delivered either to you personally, to the financial aid office of the College you attend for disbursement towards your educational expenses or to the holder or servicer of your Eligible student loan(s).  Validation of your eligibility to receive a Scholarship is required prior to delivery of any Scholarship funds.

If you are awarded a Scholarship, you will not be eligible to be awarded another Scholarship.
Officers, directors, and employees of Graduate Programs, Graduate Programs Foundation or Graduateprograms.com and any of their respective affiliated companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of each (collectively, the “Released Parties”) are not eligible to be awarded a Scholarship.

All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  All federal, state, and local taxes associated with the receipt or use of any Scholarship are the sole responsibility of the Scholarship recipient.  Participation in the Scholarship program is void where prohibited.

The Pre-grad Scholarship is offered through Graduateprograms.com.  Graduate Programs Foundation will determine a winner within fifteen (15) days of the end of each 3 month period after evaluating the entries of candidates who meet the Official Rules, whose terms apply to such awards.  Awards can be applied by a winning Candidate to whichever College he or she attends or to whichever Eligible loans(s) he or she designates.  Students are prohibited from making multiple entries or from recruiting others to make entries on their behalf.

If you are awarded a Pre-grad Scholarship, we will contact you using the email account you supplied when you completed the Pre-Grad Registration process.

Scholarships earned by a minor (as determined by the laws of state of residence) will be awarded to a parent or legal guardian on the minor’s behalf.  All Scholarships are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied.

In the event of a dispute about the identity of a particular Candidate, such Candidate will be declared to be the authorized holder of the email address registered under such Candidate’s personal information supplied to Graduateprograms.com.  An authorized holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. educational institution that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.  Each potential Scholarship winner may be required to provide Graduate Programs with information to verify his or her identity, including, without limitation, proof that he or she is the authorized holder of the email address associated with the Candidate.

Forfeiting of Award

Within (15) fifteen days after selecting a Scholarship winner, Graduate Programs will make two (2) attempts to contact a Candidate who has been awarded the Scholarship, using the email account heretofore specified.  Any Candidate who is notified that he or she has been awarded a Scholarship who does not contact Graduate Programs in accordance with the instructions in Graduate Programs’ email within fourteen (14) days after they have been contacted may forfeit his or her Scholarship award.

Content in Postings

You may not post, transmit, or otherwise distribute any message, data, comments, statements, posting, video, information, text, music, sound, photos, graphics, code, or other material (collectively, “Content”) to or through the Site in connection with the “rate and comment” section that violates these Official Rules or Terms of Use.  Except as otherwise expressly stated by Graduate Programs or Graduateprograms.com, Graduate Programs or Graduateprograms.com does not claim ownership of your Content or Submissions.  However, by sending, posting, uploading, and/or transmitting and Content or Submission to or through the Site, you expressly grant Graduateprograms.com, and its successors, assigns, licensees, representatives, and agents, the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and fully sublicenseable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed, and to publish your name in connection with your Content and/or Submissions, for the full term of any copyright, trademark, or patent that may exist in such material for any purpose that Graduateprograms.com or Graduate Programs chooses, whether internal, public, commercial, or otherwise, without any compensation, credit, or notice to you.

General Release

By participating in the Pre-grad Scholarship program, you (and, if you are a minor, your parents or legal guardians) release the Released Parties from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Scholarship selection and distribution system or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of , or inability to use any Scholarship (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses, and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a flaws light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty, or other theory.

IF YOU ARE A MINOR, YOUR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS FURTHER AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS EACH OF THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES DESCRIBED IN THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH WICH MAY BE SUFFERED BY YOU.

Publicity Waiver

Except where prohibited by law, submitting information on Graduateprograms.com to qualify for the Pre-grad Scholarship constitutes permission to use your name, likeness, Scholarship information, and other information relating to your participation in the Pre-grad Scholarship program and otherwise on the Site (including, but not limited to, public disclosure of your name and the college(s) you attend) for promotional and publicity purposes without further permission or compensation.  As a condition of participating in the Pre-grad Scholarship program except where prohibited by law, Scholarship recipients may be required to execute consent to the use of their photograph and the other information described in the foregoing sentence for promotional and publicity purposes without further permission or further compensation.

Affidavit & Release

As a condition of being awarded a Pre-grad Scholarship, recipients (and if a recipient is a minor, such recipient’s parent or legal guardian) may as determined by Graduate Programs in its sole discretion, be required to execute and deliver to Graduate Programs and Graduateprograms.com a signed affidavit of eligibility, publicity release, and acceptance of these Official Rules and release of liability.

Miscellaneous

The Pre-grad Scholarship program and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of New Jersey.  In the event of a conflict between any Help files, FAQ(s), or other materials on the Site and these Official Rules, the Official Rules shall govern.  Candidates agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Graduate Programs, which are final and binding in all respects.  Graduate Programs reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion.  Graduate Programs reserves the right to suspend, modify, or cancel the Program at any time should viruses, bugs unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond the control of Graduate Programs affect the administration, security, or proper functioning of the rating and review system or Graduate Programs becomes incapable of running the system as planned.  Candidates who violate these Official Rules, tamper with the operation of the rate and review system, or engage is any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Graduateprograms.com, Graduate Programs, or any candidate are subject to disqualification form participation in the Scholarship program.

Award Recipients List; Copy of Official Rules

Pre-grad Scholarship recipients may be posted on the Site.  For a written copy of these Official Rules, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  Graduate Programs Foundation, 25 Hidden Ledge Rd., Englewood, NJ 07631, Attn: Scholarship Official Rules.  Vermont residents may omit return postage.

The Pre-grad Scholarship shall be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, all participants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein.

ELIGIBILITY: THE PRE-GRAD SCHOLARSHIP IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES or INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WITH VALID VISAS, THIRTEEN (13) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF THE DATE OF THEIR ENTRY. By entering this Pre-grad Scholarship, entrants agree to abide by all terms of these Official Rules.

PRIVACY INFORMATION: The information obtained from the Pre-Grad Registration and subsequent entry into the Pre-grad Scholarship program may be used by Graduateprograms.com and its affiliates for sale to third parties or shared with our partners. In addition, graduateprograms.com would like to contact you either by mail or email about our special promotions or offers. If you have questions in regard to receiving updates of special promotions and/or offers, please send an e-mail to support@graduateprograms.com. False and/or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible.

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To help better explain where our content comes from, we’ve compiled a detailed source list separated by content type below.

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Our factual information comes from a range of sources, including IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), NCES (National Center for Education Statistics), Common Data Sets (documents sometimes released by colleges and universities with various information), and the Graduate Programs  community, including website editorial personnel, outside editorial providers and participating school administrators who update their school’s information on our website.

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Graduate school and graduate program rankings are 100% student based. Graduateprograms.com reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. Graduateprograms.com assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.
For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., business and management. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.

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