Policygenius Scholarship

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Fall 2018 scholarship

The application process for this scholarship is now closed. You can read the winning essay from the winner, Marissa Heffernan, here.

Please check back soon for details on the spring 2019 scholarship.

Overview

Policygenius, the easy way to compare and buy insurance, will award one scholarship to a college student for the Fall 2018 semester — because the best path to financial protection is to start young.

Prize: $3,000 scholarship

Bonus: Winning essay may be published in Policygenius Magazine.

Details

Assignment: Write an original essay describing an accomplishment, event or realization that changed your understanding of money.

Word Count: 550 to 1,500 words

Deadline: June 8, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST

Choosing a Winner

  • An editorial board will review the essays.
  • Essays are judged on thoughtfulness, insight and writing mechanics, as well as any other parameters the editorial board sees fit.
  • Winner will be selected and notified via email and/or letter on July 16, 2018.

Applicant Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university for the fall 2018 semester. Please see Rules & Regulations below for full qualification details.

What is Policygenius?

Policygenius is a New York City-based, online insurance marketplace helping people get the coverage they need — and feel good about it. We want people to feel informed about what they’re shopping for, so we get rid of all the jargon and actually make personal finance fun.

And when it’s time to shop for and buy coverage for any aspect of life — from health and life insurance to pet and renters insurance — consumers feel ready. We’ve been around since 2014, and were one of the early pioneers in the insuretech space. The company was named one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2018.

Rules & Regulations

Applicant Eligibility

Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States. Employees of Policygenius, its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating, advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same household of each such employee) are not eligible.

Applicant must either be a current high school or home school senior graduating from an accredited high school between April 2018 and June 2018 and will be attending an accredited U.S. college or university during the fall semester 2018 or a current college freshman, sophomore, or junior who will be enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university for the fall 2018 semester.

Description of Funds

Recipient will receive a one-time scholarship payment of $3,000 to be applied toward undergraduate tuition for the 2018 - 2019 academic year. Funds are provided by Policygenius. Payments are issued by Policygenius, made payable to the student's approved college or university and mailed within 30 to 60 days after notification to the recipient of their award, directly to the accredited college or university last designated by the student.

Winner Selection & Announcements

The winner is selected after a team of judges reviews all entries, after the deadline of June 8, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST. Applicants are judged on thoughtfulness, insight and writing mechanics, as well as any other parameters the editorial board sees fit. The winner will be announced on July 16, 2018.

Conditions of Award: If any other funds cover the tuition entirely for the student's 2018-2019 academic year, the student is no longer eligible to receive this scholarship and will forfeit the award.

College/University Approval

The institution must be a four-year accredited institution and listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education. 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, for the fall 2018 semester and 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 Policygenius should the award check not arrive on or about 30 days from the issue date.

Permissions

Policygenius reserves the right to alter or discontinue this program at any time without notice. All submissions become the property of Policygenius and may be re-posted or displayed online or in print, in whole or part, without notification. Policygenius shall be entitled to use, alter or delete submissions for any purpose whatsoever without compensation to applicants.

  1. The promoter of this competition is Policygenius whose principal office is located at 22 West 19th Street, Floor 8, New York, NY 10011.
  2. Employees of Policygenius, its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same household of each such employee) are not eligible.
  3. Persons must be at least 18-years-old, or otherwise have reached the age of majority under the laws of the state where they reside, in order to participate.
  4. Only residents of the United States are eligible to participate.
  5. Void where prohibited.
  6. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition. Any purchase or consideration otherwise given by entrants will not improve their chances of winning.
  7. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are available via https://www.policygenius.com/scholarship/. Individuals may enter to win by clicking on the participation link on website. Upon clicking the participation link, entrants will be asked to provide their name and contact information so that Policygenius can notify the winner of the results.
  8. Closing date for entry will be June 8, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be accepted.
  9. Odds of winning are based on the total number of entrants. Only one winner will be selected from the entire pool of eligible entries.
  10. Winners will be chosen by a panel of editorial judges appointed by Policygenius.
  11. The winner will be notified by email and/or letter within 30 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  12. Policygenius will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
  13. Winner will receive a one-time $3,000 scholarship to be applied to tuition at an accredited four-year institution.
  14. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable.
  15. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image, as well as their submission, in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current federal and state data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant's prior consent.
  16. The winner's name will be available 30 days after closing date by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the following address: Policygenius Scholarship Coordinator 22 West 19th Street, Floor 8 New York, NY 10011
  17. The decision made by Policygenius in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into consideration.
  18. Policygenius accepts no responsibility for entries not received for whatever reason.
  19. Policygenius reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of Policygenius’ control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by Policygenius. Policygenius is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  20. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by New York law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New York.
  21. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other social network. You are providing your information to Policygenius and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the Privacy Policy found at https://www.policygenius.com/.
  22. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Contact Us

Contact scholarship@policygenius.com if you have questions about Policygenius Scholarship Programs.

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