Policygenius, the easy way to compare and buy insurance, will award one scholarship to a college student for the Fall 2019 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.
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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 by August 15, 2019.
Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university for the Fall 2019 semester. Please see Rules & Regulations below for full qualification details.
Essay deadline: July 28, 2019 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST
Winner is announced by: August 15, 2019
How to Apply
Write your essay in a Word or Google doc (no PDFs, please) and submit it to email@example.com
What to include in the email with your essay: Your full name, address, phone number, preferred email address and a note about where you saw this scholarship
Fall 2019: Lauren Sash, Arizona State University
Spring 2019: Kelly Jo Schmitz, Colorado State University
Fall 2018: Marissa Heffernan, University of Arizona in Tucson
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 help consumers find the right insurance for their life and everything in it, including home, auto, disability and health. We started in 2014 and are one of the early insurtech pioneers. We were named one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2018.
Rules & Regulations
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 January 2019 and June 2019 and will be attending an accredited U.S. college or university during the fall semester 2019 or a current college freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student who will be enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university for the fall 2019 semester.
Description of Funds
Recipient will receive a one-time scholarship payment of $3,000 to be applied toward undergraduate tuition for the 2019 - 2020 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 July 28, 2019 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 by August 15, 2019.
Conditions of Award: If any other funds cover the tuition entirely for the student's 2019 - 2020 academic year, the student is no longer eligible to receive this scholarship and will forfeit the award.
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 2019 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.
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.
The promoter of this competition is Policygenius whose principal office is located at 50 West 23rd Street, Floor 9, New York, NY 10010.
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.
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.
Only residents of the United States are eligible to participate.
Void where prohibited.
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.
Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are available via the Policygenius scholarship page. Entrants will be asked to provide their name and contact information so that Policygenius can notify the winner of the results.
Closing date for entry will be July 28, 2019 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be accepted.
Odds of winning are based on the total number of entrants. Only one winner will be selected from the entire pool of eligible entries.
Winners will be chosen by a panel of editorial judges appointed by Policygenius.
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.
Policygenius will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
Winner will receive a one-time $3,000 scholarship to be applied to tuition at an accredited institution.
No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable.
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.
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 50 West 23rd Street, Floor 9 New York, NY 10010
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.
Policygenius accepts no responsibility for entries not received for whatever reason.
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.
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.
Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about Policygenius Scholarship Programs.
Mailing & Shipping Address
Policygenius Scholarship Coordinator
50 West 23rd Street, Floor 9
New York, NY 10010