Scholarship Program Rules
1. ELIGIBILITY: The GraduationSource College Major Photo Scholarship Program is open only to those legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District
of Columbia who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application and who are currently enrolled (or have been accepted to enroll) in
an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (e.g. college or university). Current employees, officers, directors and agents of GraduationSource
and its related companies and members of their immediate families (defined as spouse, parents, siblings and children) and persons residing at the
same address are not eligible to win. Void where prohibited.
2. HOW TO ENTER: To enter, beginning 10/15/2016, submit a complete scholarship Application online at GraduationSource’s Website https://www.graduationsource.com/college-scholarship.html no later
than (Scholarship Deadline). Limit one (1) Application per person. Application must include name and contact information, background details,
academic details, and include Submit a photo on Instagram along with 100 word caption that inspires you to pursue your College Major. Use the hashtag #GraduationSource so we can find your photo on social media. Your Instagram account must be public to qualify for the scholarship. No substitutions will be accepted once you have
submitted your first original Application. Written responses that are obscene, pornographic, libelous or otherwise objectionable will be disqualified.
All Applications become the property of GraduationSource and will not be returned. GraduationSource assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, or
unintelligible entries. By submitting an Application, you fully and unconditionally accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of
GraduationSource, which are final and binding.
3. SELECTION OF POTENTIAL WINNERS: GraduationSource is looking for eligible Applicants who follow directions and submit Applications that are well-written
and clearly and creatively address the topic. On or about 02/28/2017 GraduationSource, will select one (1) potential winner based on the
criteria of originality and creativity (30%), emotional impact (20%), design (20%), and grade point average (GPA) (30%). GraduationSource will select at least one
(1) of the submitted Applications as the potential Prize Winning Application. (Add more language if multiple winners) The potential winner will be
notified by e-mail or mail, at which time he/she will be required to sign further documentation as explained below. GraduationSource shall have no liability for
any potential winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by the potential winner for any reason. GraduationSource reserves the right to choose
less than one Scholarship Prize Recipient if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Applications. Portions
of the Prize Winning Application may be posted on GraduationSource’s Website, or used in other marketing materials, without further compensation or notice
to the winner.
4. PRIZES: 1 winner will receive a Scholarship Prize in the amount of $750. The
Scholarship Prize will be in the form of a check made payable to the accredited post-secondary institution of higher education attended by the
Scholarship Prize Recipient (once the Scholarship Prize Recipient has enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education and
submitted proof of enrollment to GraduationSource. Scholarship Prize Recipient must submit proof of enrollment. Scholarship Prize may not be assigned,
transferred, or changed, except at the sole discretion of GraduationSource. No cash equivalent prize will be awarded. The awarding of any Scholarship Prize is
contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. Applicants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if any Scholarship Prize
Recipient fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide required affidavit, refuses to complete and provide any requested tax forms (including
IRS W-9 form), is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, Scholarship Prize will be forfeited and the
Applicant who submitted the Application with the next highest score will become an alternate potential Scholarship Prize Recipient. Applicants
understand that GraduationSource is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this Scholarship Program and
acceptance, possession and use of Scholarship Prize. GraduationSource is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer,
administration of the Scholarship Program or in the announcement of the Scholarship Prize. Taxes on prizes are sole responsibility of Scholarship
Prize Recipients. Scholarship Prize Recipients will be issued 1099 tax forms.
5. PRIVACY: By submitting an Application, you acknowledge that GraduationSource and its related companies may also call and/or send you information it thinks
may be of interest to you.
6. PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited, by accepting a Scholarship Prize, the Scholarship Prize Recipients agree that GraduationSource may, without any
limitation or further compensation or notice, use his or her name, voice and/or likeness in any and all media, worldwide, for the purpose of
advertising and promoting the Website, GraduationSource, the Scholarship Program, or any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes sponsored by GraduationSource.
7. OWNERSHIP: By submitting an Application, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) GraduationSource will own your Application, including your written response
submission, and (b) as between you and GraduationSource, GraduationSource will own all publishing rights in and to the Application and the written response
submission. Each Applicant hereby irrevocably grants, transfers, sells, assigns and conveys to GraduationSource, its successors and assigns, all present and
future right, title and interest of every kind and nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, all copyrights, and all rights incidental, subsidiary,
ancillary or allied thereto (including, without limitation, all derivative rights) in and to the Application and the written response submission(s) for
exploitation throughout the universe, in perpetuity, by means of any and all media and devices whether now known or hereafter devised (the
“Rights”). GraduationSource shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, composite, morph, scan, duplicate, or alter, the Application and written response
submission(s) for any purpose which GraduationSource deems necessary or desirable, and each Applicant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights
they may have in the Application and written response submission(s) submitted by him or her. Each Applicant hereby acknowledges that such
Applicant does not reserve any rights in and to the Application and the written response submissions.
8. DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited, by participating, Applicant agrees that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity,
interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participants and GraduationSource and their agents shall be governed
by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of Ohio without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction.
Applicant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Scholarship Program, or awarding of the prizes, shall be filed only
in the state or federal courts located in Ohio and Applicant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of
litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Scholarship Program, Applicant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes,
claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Scholarship Program, or awarding of the Scholarship Prizes, shall be resolved
individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs
incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Scholarship Program but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will
any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other
damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions
do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.
9. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES/INDEMNIFICATION. Each person who enters this Scholarship Program represents and warrants to GraduationSource as
follows: (i) the Application, including the written response submission is the Applicant’s own original, previously unpublished, and previously
unproduced work; (ii) the written response submission is wholly original with Applicant and as of the date of submission, is not the subject of any
actual or threatened litigation or claim; (iii) the written response submission neither infringes upon nor violates the intellectual property rights or other
rights of any other person or entity; (iv) the written response submission does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and meets the Submission
Requirements set forth above. Each Applicant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold GraduationSource harmless from and against any and all third party claims,
actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged
breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of Applicant hereunder.
10. FURTHER DOCUMENTATION: Except where prohibited, potential Scholarship Prize Recipients (or their parents or legal guardians if they are minors at
the time of application) may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Publicity/Liability Release, and/or Copyright Assignment
within ten (10) days of notification or the Applicant with the Application with the next highest score will become an alternate potential Scholarship
Prize Recipient. If notification to a potential Scholarship Prize Recipient is returned as undeliverable, the Applicant with the Application with the next
highest score may become an alternate potential Scholarship Prize Recipient.
11. NO OBLIGATION TO USE. GraduationSource shall have no obligation (express or implied) to use any winning Application, or to otherwise exploit a winning
Application or continue the development, production, distribution or exploitation thereof, and GraduationSource may at any time abandon the use of the
winning Application for any reason, with or without legal justification or excuse, and the Scholarship Prize Recipients shall not be entitled to any
damages or other relief by reason thereof.
12. IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ - GENERAL RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY. By entering the Scholarship Program, each Applicant acknowledges
and agrees that GraduationSource, its related companies, affiliates, and each such company’s respective employees, officers, directors and agents are not
responsible for any costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with: (i) incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible
entries or for failure to receive Applications due to any cause, including without limitation human, transmission, or technical problems, failures, or
malfunctions of any kind, whether originating with sender, or otherwise, that may limit an Applicant’s ability to participate in the Scholarship
Program; or (ii) any injury or damage resulting, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participation in the Scholarship Program and/or the use
of any prize, including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or
destruction of property, or any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages related to or based on the Applicant’s rights of publicity or privacy, or the
Applicant’s claim that he or she has somehow been defamed or portrayed in a false light. GraduationSource assumes no responsibility for any damage to an
Applicant’s computer system which is occasioned by accessing the Website or participating in the Scholarship Program, or for any computer system,
phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are
human or technical in nature, or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. This scholarship
program is subject to all U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
13. GraduationSource’S RIGHT TO MODIFY, SUSPEND OR TERMINATE. In the event GraduationSource is prevented from continuing with the Scholarship Program by any
event beyond its reasonable control, then GraduationSource shall have the right in its sole discretion to modify, suspend, or terminate the Scholarship
14. GENERAL PROVISIONS. GraduationSource reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the application
process or the operation of the Scholarship Program or the Website, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, to be submitting responses
dishonestly or inaccurately, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any entrant, the
authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural
person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email
addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. If an Application is confirmed by GraduationSource to have been erroneously deleted, lost or
destroyed, the entrant’s sole remedy shall be another Application, if time permits. GraduationSource’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall
not constitute a waiver of that or of any other provision.
Please contact us if you have questions about the scholarship program rules.