Scholarship Entry Rules

Official Rules & Eligibility's annual $2,500 "Inspire Our Future" Scholarship's "Inspire Our Future" $2,500 Scholarship! believes that teachers have the power to inspire our future. Your dedication to the field of education is immensely commendable. Whether you are an experienced teacher who is continuing their education, or a teacher candidate who has just begun the process - we want to support you. With that said, is offering a $2,500 scholarship to help you pay for your education and other associated expenses. Simply fill out the form and answer the question in order to apply. Please see official entry rules.

Past "Inspire Our Future" Scholarship Recipients


2016 Recipient - Lauren Trame

Master's of Education Candidate at Northern Kentucky University

Hello! My name is Lauren Trame and I am a fourth grade teacher. I grew up in Taylor Mill, Kentucky. When I graduated from the University of Kentucky, I decided to come back home and teach in the school district that I grew up in. Both of my parents are teachers and ever since I was a little girl I was running around the hallways of a school. From a young age I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I saw how hard my parents worked every day and how they were affecting their students. I wanted to have the opportunity to have that same impact on my own students. I am completing my first year of teaching and it has been a great learning experience for me. I am excited to continue my education this summer by starting the Master's of Education Program at NKU. This scholarship will help me continue to be a lifelong learner and achieve my goal of obtaining my Master's. I am so grateful to have received this scholarship from!


SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW: will post a question and entry form for candidates to fill out. The form(s) will be found on all applicable pages. Candidates will answer the question with a response of 500 - 700 words. will pick one winner with the best answer among all entrants. Entrants can only apply to one scholarship.

Applicants can major in the following degrees:

CONTEST DURATION: This contest ends on the night of April 1st, 2017 at 11:59pm PST. Once the deadline has passed, no further entries for the contest will be accepted. will announce the winner via personal email to the entrant, on social media, and/or its website within two weeks of the end date of the contest. reserves the right to change any beginning or end dates of the Contest. Note: This is an annual scholarship.

PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are: (1) at least 18 years of age (2) currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States, as listed on the U.S. Department of Education website, available at, (3) students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and (4) entrants who have filled out the entry form on Scholarships are not paid to persons outside the United States. The contest is void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited by law. Entries must be from individuals only; groups, organizations, and multiple-party entries are not eligible. The Contest is governed by United States law and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Employees of, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, judges, and members of the immediate family or household of each are not eligible. Immediate family members include parents, siblings or any person residing in the same household as employee.

ENTRY: Entrants must go to to fill out the entry form and answer the question in the space allotted with a 500-700 word response. The answer must be original and must have been created by the entrant; entries that plagiarize the work of others will be disqualified. may verify the eligibility of each applicant; if an applicant is found to be ineligible to enter the contest, their entry will be considered invalid. Entrants must fill out all required portions of the entry form to be eligible for consideration. Limit one entry per person per contest; if an applicant enters more than one time they will be disqualified. reserves the right to verify an applicant's information, the originality of the answer, or any other facet of an applicant's entry if further investigation is deemed necessary. By entering you agree to accept and be bound by these rules. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries.

CLAIMING YOUR AWARD: The winner(s) will be notified by email and/or phone; failure to provide accurate contact information may result in disqualification and if unable to reach a winner within 72 hours, may in its discretion award any scholarship to any other contestant. No guarantee of notification is made to applicants who do not win the Scholarship Contest. This scholarship will be awarded to the winner(s) directly.

No payment will be granted until is able to verify with the winner's institution that all college/university enrollment information (including GPA) is accurate. Winner will be required to submit an official transcript to 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 if requested by or the institution, or if the student's enrollment lapses for any reason.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD; ODDS: Your chances of winning the scholarship competition depend on the number of entries, the quality of your answer, and how your answer is viewed by the judges from ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES, AND ANY OTHER COSTS AND EXPENSES, ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF SCHOLARSHIP AWARD ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. Awards are provided WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, without limitation. ALL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AWARDED SUBJECT TO THE TERMS, RESTRICTIONS, AND LIMITATIONS. Except as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, no substitution of the scholarship shall be offered and no transfer of the scholarship to a third party is permitted.

PAYMENT DIRECTIONS: will pay the Scholarship Award directly to winner in one lump sum. has the sole discretion and final word over the timing and manner of any scholarship payments. Winners will be responsible for providing a letter of acceptance or enrollment from the college or university where the Scholarship Award will be directed. has the sole discretion and final word on any issues that may arise around a winner's eligibility.

CONDUCT: By registering for this Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of and the judges that shall be final and binding in all respects. These Official Rules are accessible throughout the Contest Period. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification. reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual suspected of tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; or to be acting in any manner deemed by to be in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in any manner deemed by to be unsportsmanlike or disruptive, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER OR ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, TEACHER.ORG RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND COSTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS' FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: assumes no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty, failed, garbled or jumbled electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Contest; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Contest; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of the Internet or any combination thereof, or; (e) any injury or damage to participant's or to any other person's computer which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Contest or download any materials in the Contest. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, then reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part. In the event of cancellation, will randomly award the prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to cancellation.

PRIVACY: Personal information collected through this promotion is subject to's Privacy Policy. In addition, as a condition of entering the Contest, each entrant gives consent for to make his or her profile publicly available, to obtain and deliver his or her name, address and other information to third parties for the purpose of administering this and complying with applicable laws, regulations and rules and to announce the winners online and via other media, and to use the winner's name and photograph in such announcements without restriction.

PUBLICITY RIGHTS: By entering the Contest (except where prohibited by law), entrants consent to the use of their names, pictures, likenesses, in advertising, promotion and marketing materials throughout the world, including on the Internet, by, without additional compensation, notice, review, or approval. Nothing contained in these Official Rules obligates to make use of any of the rights granted herein and winner waives any right to inspect or approve any such use.

GOVERNING LAW/DISPUTES: This Contest, these Official Rules, and any dispute related thereto (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct or otherwise) are governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to conflicts of laws principles. Any legal action, suit, proceeding or dispute in connection with this Contest (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct or otherwise) will be brought and resolved exclusively in the state or federal courts of Los Angeles County in the State of California and each entrant accepts and submits to the personal jurisdiction of these courts with respect to any legal actions, suits, proceedings, or disputes arising out of or related to this Sweepstakes. If any provision(s) of these Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Contest, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the entrant and any Released Party, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, the prize awarded, or the determination of the winner must be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will an entrant be permitted or entitled to obtain an award for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than entrant's actual out-pocket expenses (if any), not to exceed ten dollars ($10), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

In the event of a dispute concerning the identity of a participant, the participant will be declared to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address provided to at the time of initial participation (i.e., registration for the Contest), but only if that person meets all other eligibility criteria, otherwise the entry may be disqualified and any potential prize won will be forfeited in's sole discretion. An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Potential winner may be required to provide with proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the applicable e-mail address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to's satisfaction, the entry and individual or individuals may be deemed ineligible in sole discretion.

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