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BLM Scholarship Terms & Conditions

OnlineMedEd Black Lives Matter Scholarship 

Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions

 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER TO WIN NOR WILL A PURCHASE INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Read complete contest information before applying. Please read all requirements carefully. By entering the contest you agree to these Rules, Terms, and Conditions.

Entries that do not meet ALL requirements will be automatically disqualified from the contest without notification to the applicant.

 

SPONSOR

This Black Lives Matter Scholarship contest is sponsored by:

OnlineMedEd, Inc. (“OnlineMedEd”)
11500 Metric Blvd., Suite 300
Austin, TX 78758

 

SCHOLARSHIP PRIZES

One (1) winning applicant will receive a Grand Prize of $12,000.

The scholarship is meant to be applied toward the costs of tuition, research, books, exam fees, study resources, or other expenses appropriate to the pursuit of one’s health professional degree. 

Deadline to apply: 08/31/2020

Winners announced: 09/30/2020

Duration: one-time gift

 

ELIGIBILITY

The scholarship is aimed at students who are enrolled in or accepted into health professions programs working towards one of the following degrees: Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Physician Assistant (PA), and Nurse Practitioner (NP). Eligible candidates include incoming first-year students, as well as all current students who have at least 1 academic year remaining in their studies. The scholarship is offered to US citizens. Only one entry per person. The scholarship is not available to employees, officers, directors or contractors of OnlineMedEd or their immediate family members. Applicants must complete all steps of the application process to be considered. 

A note on eligibility and why this is only open to US students: OnlineMedEd is a US-based organization. There are fewer legal barriers when offering scholarships or giveaways in an organization’s home country. Opening this scholarship up internationally means navigating international laws that differ significantly across countries. Currently, the OnlineMedEd legal team isn't equipped to take on this challenge. We're hoping that as OnlineMedEd grows, we'll be able to provide opportunities like the OnlineMedEd Black Lives Matter Scholarship to non-US international audiences in the future.

 

APPLICATION DETAILS

The application includes: (1) basic personal information, contact information, and details of the degree you’re pursuing; (2) a short questionnaire; and (3) a video submission of no more than 5 minutes in length. The entirety of the application must be submitted through the application link. Applications submitted in parts to OnlineMedEd emails will be considered incomplete. 

 

SELECTION OF WINNERS

All responses to the questionnaire must meet the following requirements: 

  • Written in English and free of grammatical errors
  • 350 words or fewer
  • Original content that does not violate any intellectual property or copyright laws, and is suitable for publication

 

Applicants may only submit one video, and it must meet the following requirements: 

  • Words spoken must be in English
  • Accepted formats: .avi, .mov, .mpg, .mp4, mpeg, or .wmv provided via a google drive link with permissions set to edit for anyone with the link
  • 5 minutes or less
  • Original content that does not violate any intellectual property or copyright laws, and suitable for publication
  • Cannot infringe on any third-party intellectual property rights 
  • Cannot be the same video as submitted in prior rounds of the Black Lives Matter Scholarship 
  • Videos must be raw, unedited footage and should not include animations, text overlays, or combined/spliced clips.

 

Please follow these technical guidelines: 

To LOOK Good:

  1. Find a quiet room. 
  2. Find a comfortable chair that doesn't rock or swivel. 
  3. Place your webcam between you and a light source. 
  4. Get the webcam lens just above eye level. 
  5. Find and sit in front of a relatively plain background. 
  6. Try to make "eye contact" with the camera - avoid looking at yourself. 
  7. Frame yourself from the middle of your shot. 

 

To SOUND Good:

  1. Introduce yourself. 
  2. Answer the question.
  3. Address the audience directly. 
  4. Keep the recording to less than 5 minutes. 
  5. Speak naturally and clearly. 

 

Scholarship awardees will be chosen by a selection committee composed of OnlineMedEd professionals, and selected on the basis of quality of completed application, questionnaire responses, and video submission. The odds of winning depend on the quantity and quality of entries. The committee’s decision is final. Winners will be notified via email on or before 09/30/2020.

Please note that in order to claim scholarship funds, you must be able to provide proof of attendance to your program. Scholarship funds must be applied toward the costs of tuition, research, books, exam fees, study resources or other expenses appropriate to the pursuit of one’s professional degree. Each scholarship awardee must be prepared to verify use of scholarship funds within one year. Under no circumstances should monies awarded to winners be used toward non-educational expenses.

Acceptance of award constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use winners' names, cities, states, likenesses, voices, any comments that you may make/answer to questions OnlineMedEd may provide, or any other information that you provide about yourself, for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity without additional compensation in any and all media now or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without any form of notice, limitation, or any amount or kind of compensation or permission. Awards will be sent to the winner after all required proof and documentation is received. Proof of documentation can include: a scanned copy of your student identification card, a course list on school letterhead, or an acceptance letter from your program.

For a period of one year after being selected, the recipient of the OnlineMedEd Black Lives Matter Scholarship will be required to submit periodic updates on their progress in the form of content that may be shared on OnlineMedEd’s website or any other distribution channels chosen by OnlineMedEd. This content could take the form of a video, a blog, or an interview, and will be directed and initiated by the recipient’s contact at OnlineMedEd. 

 

DIGITAL RIGHTS AGREEMENT

By submitting the documentation associated with your scholarship application, you agree that your responses, including but not limited to text answers, images, and video files, will become the property of OnlineMedEd.org and that the company will have the right to publish them, including the use of materials for marketing or promotional purposes, on the OnlineMedEd.org website, social media platforms, YouTube channel, or other media channels or formats without prior notification. Additionally, you agree to all of the terms and conditions contained in OnlineMedEd’s Privacy Policy, which is available at https://onlinemeded.org/spa/privacy. In the event of any discrepancy between OnlineMedEd’s Privacy Policy and these Official Rules, Terms & Conditions, these Official Rules, Terms & Conditions shall control and govern.

 

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 

OnlineMedEd reserves the right to terminate this promotion without notice as deemed appropriate. Notwithstanding said termination, the scholarships will be awarded as set forth in these Official Rules. 

 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY 

OnlineMedEd is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, technical error, or human error which may occur in the processing of entries and submissions. OnlineMedEd assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or alteration of entries. OnlineMedEd reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Black Lives Matter Scholarship, in whole or in part, at any time. 

 

CHOICE OF LAW AND JURISDICTION

Except where prohibited, all issues or disputes concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, Terms & Conditions, or the rights and obligations of any entrants, the winner, or OnlineMedEd, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Texas or any other jurisdiction), which might otherwise cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas. Any action seeking legal or equitable relief arising out of or relating to the Scholarship or these Official Rules and Terms & Conditions shall be brought only in the courts in Travis County, Austin, Texas. You hereby irrevocably consents to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non-convenience or lack of personal jurisdiction they may have. Should any condition contained in these Official Rules, Terms & Conditions prove unenforceable, void or incomplete, the validity of the other conditions will remain unaffected.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS 

By entering and submitting a scholarship application, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of OnlineMedEd, which shall be final. By accepting the Scholarship, the winner winner agrees to hold the Promotion Entities, each of their respective affiliates, and each of their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, members, agents, successors and assigns (collectively, “Released Parties”) harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of the Scholarship. If, for any reason, the promotion is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the promotion, OnlineMedEd reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the promotion and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to the date of termination. OnlineMedEd reserves the right to amend or modify the Rules, Terms and Conditions at any time during the promotion.