UPDATE: We have awarded two recipients with the first ever Keeping Your Future Zesty Scholarship!
Congratulations to Jimmy Dang of University of California, San Diego and Lydia Yejin Lee of Rutgers University for earning the Fall 2018 Keeping Your Future Zesty Scholarship. To read more about them, check out this article.
How to Apply
Students are encouraged to apply by sending their submission via email to email@example.com starting on April 27th, 2018 at 8 a.m. PST. For Fall 2018, the scholarship will close on July 31st, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST and will be awarded by August 15th, 2018.
Applicants should complete all parts of the online application to qualify for consideration. If submitting via email, applicants must include all of the following information:
- His or her first and last name
- Valid email address
- Permanent mailing address
- Date of birth
- Institution to be attended Fall 2018
- Area of study
- Anticipated college graduation date (month/year)
- 500-1000 word essay in response to the prompt below
A series of documentation will be requested via email or phone from the finalists to verify eligibility.
Awards will be given based on the following criteria:
The essay should fully answer the question: “How does your education help keep your future zesty?” In other words, how will your studies ensure that you will be able to live your best life post-grad?
A panel of judges will review the applications. Essays will be judged on the following criteria:
- Applicants must follow the essay prompt
- Submissions must be 500 – 1000 words
- Submissions should clearly relate their education to their future
See Official Rules for full essay requirements. 2 winners will each receive a one-time scholarship check of $1,000 to be used for future educational expenses.
No purchase necessary. We will keep your information private. It will not be sold or shared with any third parties. The Keeping Your Future Zesty Scholarship is open to any citizen and/or resident of the United States (and its territories and possessions) who will be enrolled at an accredited institution of higher learning full-time for Fall Semester 2018. All other entries will be disqualified. Each student may only submit one entry. If it is determined that a participant has entered with more than one identity, all of the participant’s submissions will be disqualified. Application period starts on April 27th, 2018 at 8 a.m. PST. Winners will be notified via email on August 15th, 2018. Scholarship money will be awarded no later than September 15th, 2018. All portions of the application must be answered, attaching all requested documents. Failure to fully answer the essay question or provide all documentation could deem an application ineligible. Once submitted, NO confirmation email will be sent to the applicant. Any requests from applicants asking for verification of submission will not be granted. Subsequently, no direct notification will be sent to the applicants who were not chosen as a winner of the scholarship. All entries must be received no later than July 31st, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST to be eligible for the contest. Prizes are non-transferable. All prizes will be awarded in conjunction with the Keeping Your Future Zesty Scholarship program with our company Zesty.io Platform, Inc. (Zesty). Competition is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Winners will be solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes. Winners and their parents/legal guardians will be required to execute an affidavit of originality, eligibility and compliance with rules, a release of liability and grant of publication rights within 10 days of the date specified in the notification. Failure to do so will result in the prize being awarded to the finalist with the next highest votes. Winners must provide a valid street address to which Zesty can mail the winners their scholarship check, a publicity release, an affidavit of eligibility and complete a W-9 for tax purposes in order to qualify for receipt of the scholarship award in the amount of $1,000. Competition is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Winners will be solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes. Winners and their parents/legal guardians will be required to execute an affidavit of originality, eligibility and compliance with rules, a release of liability and grant of publication rights within 10 days of the date specified in the notification. Failure to do so will result in the prize being awarded to the next finalist.
**All essays and all rights to their publication become the property of Zesty, which may use, edit and excerpt these entries for purposes promotional or otherwise, including placing them online without compensation, additional or otherwise. Zesty reserves the right to use prizewinners’ names and hometowns in any advertising or promotional materials relating to this competition without further notification, permission, or compensation to the winners, except where prohibited by law.