The Choose Your Cause Scholarship from Scholarships For A Cause (the “Scholarship”) is open to legal residents of the United States who are 16 years of age or older and are (or will be) enrolled as a junior or senior in high school, or post-secondary school (university, college, or community college) or graduate school program in the United States for the upcoming school year. Individuals enrolled in trade schools or technical programs are also eligible if they meet the residency, age, and other requirements contained within these scholarship rules.

Scholarship Period

The Scholarship Period shall begin on March 1, 2018, and end on April 30, 2018. All entries and voting shall be received during the Scholarship Period to be effective and valid.

How To Enter

During the Scholarship Period, enter by completing the following steps:

  • Complete our entry form, where you will be asked to submit some general information about yourself.

  • Upload a photo of you volunteering or visiting your favorite charity or nonprofit.

  • Submit a short story (no more than 250 words) of how this charity or nonprofit has positively impacted your life and/or community.

  • Share our website ( and promote your entry with friends and family via social media, word-of-mouth, texting, e-mail, carrier pigeon, and smoke signal to help get your photo to the top of our rankings.

Limit one (1) entry per person. Submission of an entry grants Scholarships For A Cause and its agents the right to publish, use, adapt, edit, exploit, and/or modify the photo and your entry in any way, in any and all media, without limitation, and without consideration to you. To be eligible and entered into the voting scholarship contest, you must submit via our online submission process.

Uploaded Pictures May Not Contain:

● Sexual or obscene content.

● Racist content.

● Depictions of Violence.

● Obscene gestures (please use common sense).

● Drugs or drug abuse.

● Focus on logotypes or other text elements.

● Bullying or harassment.

This Scholarship is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with any social media platform or third-party organization (including any charity or nonprofit that the Scholarship supports).

Scholarship Winner Selection/Notification

The winner of the voting scholarship contest will be determined solely by the number of votes received. The entry receiving the highest number of votes during the Scholarship Period will be selected and awarded the scholarship award. If a tie occurs for the entry with the highest number of votes, the prize will be divided equally among those entries that tied for the highest number of votes. Any refund requests for money donated for votes received will void the votes from counting towards the total votes received in determining the winner of the voting scholarship contest. Refund requests for donations will only be permitted within forty-eight (48) hours of donation submission.

The winner of the scholarship contest will be notified via the contact information submitted during the scholarship entry process. It is the entrant’s responsibility to provide, and keep current contact information on file with Scholarships For A Cause. Failure to provide current, up-to-date contact information may be grounds for forfeiting a scholarship award otherwise won by the entrant. If Scholarships For A Cause is unable to make contact and arrange for delivery of the scholarship award within fourteen (14) days of announcing the winner(s) of the Scholarship, Scholarships For A Cause may contact the 2nd place entrant for that particular scholarship and award that entrant the scholarship award. Scholarships For A Cause may continue this process until it can make contact with a winning entrant, and arrange for delivery of the scholarship award to that entrant. Scholarships For A Cause will not be liable for any lost or forfeited scholarship awards that may arise due to inaccurate contact information or that may be caused by any events or conditions beyond the reasonable control of Scholarships For A Cause (i.e. lost mail).

Scholarship Award

  • The award for the voting scholarship contest is $500.

  • The winner will also select the charity or nonprofit that will receive a donation from Scholarships For A Cause. The amount of the donation will be determined by the number of votes received during the scholarship contest period.

Each award will be delivered to the respective scholarship contest winner via check, PayPal, or gift card. The means of delivery will be determined solely by the scholarship contest winner, and the scholarship contest winner takes full responsibility and accepts all liability for selecting a delivery method that is acceptable and accessible by them. All fees or expenses that Scholarships For A Cause may incur in delivering the scholarship award by the selected means will be the responsibility of the scholarship contest winner, which Scholarships For A Cause may deduct from the scholarship award amount at its sole discretion.

Disclaimer of Liability

Scholarships For A Cause cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury, or disappointment suffered by any entrant entering the Scholarship or as a result of accepting any awarded prize. Scholarships For A Cause is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment or software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, telephone lines, or at any website, or any combination of these, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile telephone related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Scholarship.


All entry materials become the property of Scholarships For A Cause. All photos and written materials submitted as part of the entry for the Scholarship may be reproduced, displayed, and exploited as Scholarships For A Cause sees fit, including but not limited to posting entries, in whole or in part, on the Scholarships For A Cause website. All winners of the Scholarship further agree to permit Scholarships For A Cause to feature them on the Scholarships For A Cause website, and agree that Scholarships For A Cause may reasonably contact them and request them to take part in promotional activity for the benefit of Scholarships For A Cause in any publicity.

Privacy Policy

Information collected in connection with the Scholarship is governed by the privacy policy at:

Qualified Entrants

  • Scholarships For A Cause reserves the right not to award a prize (or to select an alternative winner) if Scholarships For A Cause is aware or has reasonable grounds to believe that a winner is not eligible.

  • By entering the Scholarship, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current, and complete. You also confirm that you take the full responsibility that you own the rights to use all the information used in your Scholarship entry. Scholarships For A Cause reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants, and disqualify and remove any entries based on a reasonable suspicion of copyright infringement, illegal or fraudulent activity, or any breach or violation of these scholarship rules or the Scholarships For A Cause Terms, located at:

  • You are not entitled to enter the Scholarship if you do not meet the eligibility criteria stated herein, or reside in a jurisdiction where your entry into the Scholarship may breach any law or regulation. Where this applies, Scholarships For A Cause’s invitation to enter the Scholarship in such jurisdiction is withdrawn.

  • In the event that any entrant is disqualified from the Scholarship, Scholarships For A Cause in its sole discretion may decide whether a replacement should be selected. In this event, any further entrant will be selected on the same criteria as the original entrant and will be subject to full compliance with these scholarship rules.

Scholarship Entries

Scholarships For A Cause cannot accept responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, alteration of or unauthorized access to entries, or entries lost, damaged or delayed as a result of server functions, technical issues, virus, bugs or other causes outside Scholarships For A Cause reasonable control.

Right To Cancel Or Modify Scholarship

Scholarships For A Cause reserves the right to cancel or modify the Scholarship if fraud or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Scholarship as determined by Scholarships For A Cause. If, for any reason, the Scholarship is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, network overload (Internet/phone/cellular) or any other causes which Scholarships For A Cause deems could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Scholarship, Scholarships For A Cause reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Scholarship or these scholarship rules, change the Scholarship Period, and select a winner from entries received prior to the action taken or in such other manner as Scholarships For A Cause may deem appropriate.

Release And Limitation Of Liability

Neither Scholarships For A Cause, nor its parent or affiliates, nor their respective agents, officers, directors, employees, agencies, or attorneys, nor any charity or nonprofit supported by Scholarships For A Cause, are responsible for, and each entrant releases all such parties from any claim, cause of action or liability, including without limitation those relating to any personal injury, death, loss, expense or damages of any kind, under any theory of law or in equity, arising from, (a) entry or participation in the Scholarship or limitation on entrant’s ability to do so; (b) acceptance or use of any prizes awarded in the Scholarship; (c) incomplete, lost, late, damaged, illegible or misdirected e-mail and/or postal mail or other communication; (d) hardware or software failures of any kind; (e) lost or unavailable network connections; (f) publicity and/or privacy rights, defamation, and intellectual property associated with the entrant; or (g) failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether any of the foregoing are caused by users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Scholarship, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions.

Scholarship Disputes

In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct, results and all other matters relating to the Scholarship, the decision of Scholarships For A Cause shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

By entering the Scholarship, entrants acknowledge and agree: (1) that they consent to their entry in the Scholarship, (2) idea and materials submitted are original work of entrant, (3) digitally submitted supporting materials shall automatically become the exclusive property of Scholarships For A Cause immediately upon submission for use in promotional materials, and (4) their email address will be entered into an e-mail marketing database for potential use by Scholarships For A Cause in the future (if the entrant so selected during the entry process or otherwise consented); however, no matter the selection during the entry process do consent to receive communications from Scholarships For A Cause related to this Scholarship.

Scholarship provided by: Scholarships For A Cause, 2329 Humboldt Street, Denver, CO 80205; (303) 335-9968;


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