$500 Scholarship for 500 Words: Tell Us How the Internet Empowers Your Education

by | Edited by Cara Haynes | Aug 5, 2019 | Featured, Industry Exclusive/Entertainment

With educational resources like online classes, remote tutors, and the No Excuse List, the internet has opened up infinite opportunities to learn.

HighSpeedInternet.com wants to create opportunities for students too. Tell us how the internet has impacted your education, and you could win a $500 scholarship to help out with school-related expenses.

Student internet scholarship image

How do I enter?

  • Write a killer essay.
  • Attach it to the scholarship application form below along with your information and proof of college enrollment.
  • Submit by September 13, 2019, at 11:59:59 p.m. (PST)


Submit your application.

Essay requirements

  • Prompt: How has the internet empowered your education?
  • Word count: 300–500 words
  • Criteria: Essays will be judged on composition, originality, and how well they address the prompt. Entries with poor grammar and spelling may not be considered.
  • Deadline: September 13, 2019, at 11:59:59 p.m. (PST)

Who can enter?

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a US citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student at an accredited college or university
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale

Scholarship details

The winner will receive a $500 scholarship for school-related expenses including undergraduate and graduate tuition, textbooks, and school fees for the 2019–2020 academic year.


Check out the terms and conditions below for the full rules and eligibility requirements.


Applicant Eligibility

Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.

Employees of HighSpeedInternet.com, its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same household of each such employee) are not eligible.

Current freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students: Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale, and be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university.

Description of Funds

The recipient will receive a one-time $500 scholarship to be applied to qualified education expenses, including tuition and fees required to enroll at or attend an eligible educational institution, and course-related expenses such as fees, books, supplies, and equipment that are required for courses at the eligible educational institution for the 2019-20 academic year. Funds are provided by HighSpeedInternet.com. Payment is issued by HighSpeedInternet.com, made payable to the student and mailed after September 20, 2019. If the funds are not used for qualified education expenses recipients shall be responsible for all applicable taxes on the funds.

Recipient Selection and Announcements

The recipient is selected after a team of judges reviews all entries, after the deadline of September 13, 2019. Applicants are judged on composition, originality, and how well they address the prompt. The recipient  will be announced on September 20th, 2019.

Eligible Educational Institutions

The institution must be accredited and listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants attending military academies are ineligible for this scholarship. All school transfers are subject to accreditation approval.


HighSpeedInternet.com reserves the right to alter or discontinue this program at any time without notice. All essay submissions and photographs become the property of HighSpeedInternet.com and may be reposted or displayed online, in whole or part, without notification. HighSpeedInternet.com shall be entitled to use, alter, or delete submissions for any purpose whatsoever without compensation to applicants.

Sponsor Information and Scholarship Conditions

The sponsor of this scholarship is HighSpeedInternet.com whose principal office is located at 5202 W. Douglas Corrigan Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

There is NO APPLICATION FEE TO APPLY. Any additional consideration otherwise given by entrants will not improve one’s chances of receiving the scholarship. 

Route to entry for the scholarship and details of how to enter are available via https://www.highspeedinternet.com/resources/scholarship-internet-empowers-education. Individuals may apply by clicking on the participation link on Highspeedinternet.com’s website. Upon clicking the participation link, applicants will be asked to provide their name and contact information so that HighSpeedInternet.com can notify the recipient of the results.

Closing date for applications will be September 13th, 2019 at 11:59:59pm PST. After this date no further applications will be permitted.

Only one recipient will be selected from the entire pool of eligible applicants.

Recipient will be chosen by an independent adjudicator or panel of judges appointed by HighSpeedInternet.com.

The recipient will be notified by email and/or letter on September 20, 2019. If the recipient cannot be contacted or does not claim the scholarship within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the scholarship from the recipient and pick a replacement recipient

HighSpeedInternet.com will notify the recipient how the scholarship can be collected.

The recipient will receive a one-time $500 scholarship to be applied to qualified education expenses.

The scholarship is not transferable.

The recipient agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the recipient or any other applicants will be used solely in accordance with current federal and state data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the applicant’s prior consent.

The recipient’s name will be available 35 days after closing date by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the following address:

Scholarship Coordinator
5202 W. Douglas Corrigan Way, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT 8411

HighSpeedInternet.com’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the scholarship will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

HighSpeedInternet.com accepts no responsibility for applications not received for whatever reason. HighSpeedInternet.com reserves the right to cancel or amend the scholarship and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of HighSpeedInternet.com’s control. HighSpeedInternet.com will notify applicants of material changes  to the scholarship  as soon as practicable

HighSpeedInternet.com is not responsible for inaccurate scholarship details supplied to any applicant by any third party connected with this competition.

This scholarship and these terms and conditions will be governed by Utah law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Utah.

This scholarship is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other social network. You are providing your information to HighSpeedInternet.com and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the Privacy Policy found at HighSpeedInternet.com.

By applying for this scholarship you agree to these Terms and Conditions.


Contact us at press@highspeedinternet.com if you have questions about HighSpeedInternet.com Scholarship Programs.

Address: 5202 W. Douglas Corrigan Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

About the Author

Rebecca has been writing about tech and home networking for more than four years. Her work has been featured on Top Ten Reviews, MacSources, Windows Central, Android Central, Best Company, and iMore. Rebecca considers herself a citizen of the internet and is passionate about internet accessibility. She has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from the University of Evansville.

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