Digital Privacy Scholarship
According to the Digital Responsibility website, “It’s important to understand that almost anything you post on the Internet is neither temporary nor private. And posting too much information can have devastating consequences. Forty-three percent of employers who checked on social media have decided not to hire someone, according to a CareerBuilder survey. Twelve percent of college admissions officers who checked Facebook decided not to admit an applicant according to a Kaplan Test Prep survey.
The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand why you should be cautious about what you post on the Internet. For more information about digital privacy, please see these articles.”
Who is eligible to apply for the Digital Privacy Scholarship?
You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
How do you apply for the Digital Privacy Scholarship?
According to the website, “complete the application form below including a 140-character message about digital privacy. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about digital privacy.”
How much is the Digital Privacy Scholarship worth?
The Digital Privacy Scholarship is worth $1000!
When is the Digital Privacy Scholarship application due?
The application is due June 30, 2019.
Best of luck to all applicants!