The Foundation Scholarship Program – Rules and Eligibility Requirements

Rules and Eligibility Requirements

The The Foundation for Goal Achievement Scholarship Program (the “Scholarship”) is sponsored by Thomas Kuthy, DBA The Foundation for Goal Achievement. (“The Foundation”).

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Subject to these Official Rules, the Scholarship is open only to permanent legal U.S. residents physically residing in the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia, who (i) are at least 18 years old as of the date of application; and(ii) are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States, as listed on the U.S. Department of Education website,  available at http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx. Scholarships will not be paid to Universities outside of the United States.  Employees of The Foundation, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Scholarship, and their immediate family members or household members are not eligible to participate in or earn the Scholarship. THE SCHOLARSHIP IS VOID OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES OR WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW OR WHERE BONDING, REGISTRATION, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE REQUIRED BUT HAVE NOT BEEN MET. ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS APPLY.

 

APPLICATION PERIOD:

There are two annual application periods for the Scholarship. The respective annual application periods are as follows: June 30 Deadline opens January 1st, at 12:01 am Mountain Time and ends on June 30, at 11:59 pm Mountain Time; and October 30th Deadline opens July 1, at 12:01 am Mountain Time and ends on October 30th at 11:59 am Mountain Time (“Application Period”).

 

HOW TO ENTER:

No purchase or payment is necessary to apply for the Scholarship. During the Application Period, you may apply for the Scholarship by visiting https://www.foundationforgoals.org/goal-achievement-scholarship/  and entering the requested information, including your Essay Response (as further described below).

The Foundation will post the essay topic online at https://www.foundationforgoals.org/goal-achievement-scholarship/ during the Application Period.  In order to apply for the Scholarship, in addition to the other requirements stated herein, you must submit your essay response to the posted essay topic (“Essay Response”) during the Application Period.  Your Essay Response must be limited to 500 words or less in order to be eligible. You may only submit one application; multiple applications will not be considered.

By submitting an application, you agree that your application and any other information provided by you or collected by The Foundation in connection with the Scholarship may be used by The Foundation and may be shared with The Foundation’s affiliated business entities (and otherwise as stated in the Privacy Policy). Notwithstanding the foregoing, you also grant a license to The Foundation to use, publicly display, distribute, publish, create derivatives of, and copy your Essay Responses.  All information submitted to The Foundation as part of an application becomes the property of the The Foundation.

The Foundation expressly reserves the right to disqualify any Essay Responses and/or applications that it believes in good faith are generated by an automated means or scripts or are the result of plagiarism. Applications generated by script, macro or other automated means are void.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS:

Two $1,500 scholarships will be offered annually to be applied toward tuition at the college or university in which the winner is enrolled.

The winners will only receive one Scholarship each.  In no event shall The Foundation be obligated to award any consideration other than the Scholarship specified in these Official Rules. The Scholarship is non-transferable and no substitutions (including, without limitation, for cash) are permitted. The winners shall be solely responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes, and any other costs and expenses, associated with the Scholarship.

 

SELECTION OF SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

The Foundation shall review the applications of each entrant, including the Essay Responses, and select one winner for each Scholarship. The Foundation shall base it’s decision on the following criteria: written communication skills, ability to demonstrate the values contemplated by the essay topic, and overall application strength.  The Scholarship will be conducted under the supervision of The Foundation. The decisions of The Foundation are final and binding in all matters relating to this Scholarship.

 

CLAIMING YOUR SCHOLARSHIP

The Scholarship winners will be notified at the email address and/or phone number provided to The Foundation; provided, however, that The Foundation reserves the right to determine an alternate method of notification.  Failure to provide accurate contact information may result in ineligibility, and if unable to contact a winner within 72 hours, The Foundation may in its sole discretion award a Scholarship to any other eligible applicant.

The Scholarship will be awarded to the winner and paid directly to his/her accredited college or university for tuition for the semester following their win. Winners are required to provide The Foundation with the following information if requested:

  • Your residential address and phone number;
  • Your student identification card at your enrolled college or university;
  • Your current or most recent transcript from your enrolled college or university;
  • Contact and mailing information for your college’s or university’s financial aid office.

No payment of any Scholarship will be granted until The Foundation is able to verify with the winner’s financial aid department that you are enrolled at the institution. The winner must cooperate with The Foundation and his/her institution in filing or providing any necessary paperwork or other materials or signatures deemed necessary by The Foundation or the institution in their discretion to process the Scholarship. The Foundation may, in its sole discretion, decline to award payment of the Scholarship in the case of a winner’s failure to provide information in a timely fashion requested by The Foundation or the institution, or if the student’s enrollment lapses for any reason.

 

PAYMENT DIRECTIONS:

The Foundation will pay the Scholarship directly to the U.S. accredited college or university of the eligible winner in one lump sum. No Scholarship moneys will be paid directly to the winner. The Foundation has the sole discretion and final word over the timing and manner of any scholarship payments. The winner will be responsible for providing a letter of enrollment from the college or university where the Scholarship will be directed.

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES:

By applying for the Scholarship, you agree to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return (and winning may be conditioned upon the winner executing and returning) to The Foundation, within ten (10) business days, an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release drafted by The Foundation to be eligible for the Scholarship or an alternate winner will be selected. The winner may be required in The Foundation’s sole discretion to complete relevant tax forms as a condition to the delivery of the applicable Scholarship. Winner may also be required to furnish proof of identity, address and birth date in order to receive a Scholarship.

Unless prohibited by applicable law, your acceptance of a Scholarship constitutes your permission to use your name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials in all media, in perpetuity, in any manner The Foundation deems appropriate for publicity purposes without any compensation to such applicant or any review or approval rights, notifications, or permissions; and constitutes your consent to disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties (including, without limitation, placing the winner’s name on a winner’s list).

An applicant or winner may be disqualified from winning the Scholarship if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of the The Foundation. Application for the Scholarship is at applicant’s own risk. The Foundation shall not be liable for: (1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner in connection with an application; (2) applications and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind; (3) any electronic miscommunications or failures, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an applicant’s ability to apply for the Scholarship; (4) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to applicant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile device related to or resulting from downloading any application or otherwise in connection with this Scholarship; or (5) any warranty with respect to any Scholarship or any component thereof. THE SCHOLARSHIP IS AWARDED “AS IS” AND THE FOUNDATION DOES NOT MAKE ANY, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE SCHOLARSHIP.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE HEREIN OR OTHERWISE, THE FOUNDATION AND/OR ITS VENDORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR OBLIGATED WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT OR UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR (A) ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE, GOODWILL, OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS), (B) DATA LOSS OR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, AND/OR (C) ANY MATTER BEYOND SUCH PARTIES’ REASONABLE CONTROL.

By applying for the Scholarship, you agree to and hereby do release and hold harmless The Foundation and their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives from any damage, injury, death, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability (collectively, “Claims”) that may arise from your acceptance, possession and/or use of any Scholarship or your application for this Scholarship, regardless of whether such Claims, or knowledge of the facts constituting such Claims, exist at the time of application or arise at any time thereafter. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Scholarship may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The Foundation reserves the right to modify these Official Rules in any way or at any time. The Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Scholarship should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Scholarship. In the event of cancellation or suspension, The Foundation shall promptly post a notice on The Foundation’s website to such effect. These Official Rules shall be governed by Colorado law, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. By applying for this Scholarship, you agree that any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Scholarship shall be determined by binding arbitration only in Colorado Springs Colorado, by and under the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.   Notwithstanding the foregoing, The Foundation may seek equitable relief in any court of competent jurisdiction.  If any provision of these rules is held to be illegal or unenforceable, such provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these rules otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.