The ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship

Overview

Financial Support is not administered by the University.

The ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship was created to raise awareness of internet privacy and security.As internet-ready devices proliferate in classrooms worldwide, so do threats to the privacy of the individuals who use them.

Students are taking notice, and are quickly becoming the most savvy users of these technologies.

With the new decade bringing with it evermore invasive technologies into schools and on students' devices, awareness of online security and fundamental privacy rights are more important than ever.

This year, ExpressVPN is offering another $5,000 scholarship opportunity for any high school, undergraduate school, or graduate school student located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa. 

Eligibility

Essays must be written in English.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in either a high school, undergraduate school, or graduate school located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa.

There is no age or citizenship requirement.

Essays must be sent via email only, to this address: scholarship@expressvpn.com. To be valid, the application email must include the following information:
•    Your name
•    The name, address, and contact details of your school
•    Your current grade level
 
One entry per student. Multiple entries per student will be disregarded.

Employees of ExpressVPN and their immediate family members are not eligible for this contest. 

Benefits

The winner of the 2020 scholarship received a $5,000 cash prize.

ExpressVPN also selects five runners-up, who will receive a one-year ExpressVPN subscription.

The prize is listed and paid in United States Dollars (USD).

The winner will be announced by the end of October 2020. The prize will be awarded by international wire transfer. The winner will be required to provide his/her bank information in order to complete the bank transfer.

The winner must submit a valid ID and proof of enrollment in a high school, undergraduate school, or graduate school located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa.

The decision of ExpressVPN in respect of any dispute arising out of this program shall be final.

How to apply

This Year's Essay Topic

"While privacy is often recognized as a human right, young children are frequently incapable of making choices in defense of that right. For example, babies have no say in whether their parents post photos of them on Facebook. To what extent should parents be free to make privacy-affecting decisions on behalf of their children? What (if any) new measures do you think governments or internet businesses ought to put in place in order to protect young children's right to privacy?"
The winning essay shall be determined using the following criteria:
Level of creativity, originality, and detail of the submission Student's ability to formulate an opinion Clear and articulate writing

Your essay should be 600 to 800 words long and submitted to scholarship@expressvpn.com by August 31, 2020.

 

Further information

here is information about ExpressVPN if you are unfamiliar with us:
https://www.expressvpn.com/what-is-vpn