$500 High School Freshman Scholarship Rules

Summary of Key Rules

Complete Official Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SCHOLARSHIP.

The $500 High School Freshman Scholarship ("Scholarship") runs through Sunday, June 01, 2014 ("Entry Deadline"). Participants must enter before the Entry Deadline to be eligible and provide a short answer ("Responses") to each of the short essay prompts:

PROMPT 1: Where do you think you might want to go to college and why?

The sponsor of this Scholarship is College Prowler, Inc. located at 5830 Ellsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 (the "Sponsor"). The Scholarship shall be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, all participants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein.

ELIGIBILITY: THE SCHOLARSHIP IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES or INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WITH VALID VISAS, THIRTEEN (13) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF THE DATE OF THEIR ENTRY. Employees and their families of the Sponsor affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies, agencies and participating retailers (collectively, the "Promotion Parties") and those living in the household of same are not eligible to enter or win. By entering this Scholarship, entrants agree to abide by all terms of these Official Rules. To be eligible, participants must meet the following criteria:

Participants must be a current high school freshman in the class of 2017. For the purpose of this scholarship, "high school freshmen" refers to first year high school students starting high school in the fall of 2013.

PRIVACY INFORMATION: If you chose to receive email updates and newsletters from College Prowler, College Prowler Inc. has the right send you email communications. If at any time you no longer wish to receive emails from College Prowler, you may opt out by clicking on the "opt out" link at the end of each E-mail. False and/or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible. If you express interest in particular schools or affiliates, College Prowler Inc. may sell or transfer your personal information to those schools or affiliates accordingly. For more details on our privacy policy, please go to http://niche.com/legal/privacy/.

The laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States apply to and govern this Scholarship and any claims must be raised and resolved in the Federal or state courts located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States.

Void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions, overseas military installations and where prohibited or restricted by law.

HOW TO ENTER THE SCHOLARSHIP: There are two (2) ways to enter the Scholarship; (1) filling out the scholarship application online or (2) by submitting a mail-in entry.

HOW TO ENTER ONLINE: Please go to http://colleges.niche.com/scholarship/high-school-freshman-scholarship/ to fill out the scholarship application online.

HOW TO ENTER BY MAIL: On a postcard, handprint your first and last name, address, city, state or province, country, zip code or postal code, phone number, verify age eligibility, short answer responses (“Responses”), and (if applicable) e-mail address. Mail the completed postcard entry to $500 High School Freshman Scholarship "Mail-in Entry", 5830 Ellsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. ALL MAIL-IN ENTRIES WILL BE CONSIDERED ENTERED IN THE SCHOLARSHIP IN THE MONTH RECEIVED.

The Promotion Parties and any and all Internet server(s) and access provider(s), and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, retailers and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents, (collectively, "Releasees") are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, providers, or software, including without limitation any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in the Scholarship; inability to access an entry site or any pages thereof; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to telephone, computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on telephone lines or the Internet or any web site (including the entry sites) or for any other reason whatsoever; typographical, printing or other errors; late, lost, stolen, mutilated, misdirected or postage-due mail, or any combination thereof. Proof of entering information at an entry site or mailing entry is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. Illegible, incomplete, entries in excess of the stated number above and mechanically reproduced entries will be disqualified. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible. By entering the Scholarship, entrants affirm that they have read and accepted these Official Rules.

WINNER SELECTION: Prospective winners will be selected based on the quality of their Responses within fifteen (15) days of the Entry Deadline. Prospective winners will be notified by mail, telephone, posting on FACEBOOK and/or e-mail, within ten (10) days of drawing date and may be required to execute and return a Eligibility Affidavit/Release of Liability and (except where prohibited) a Publicity Release and (for U.S. winner) a completed IRS W-9 form within ten (10) days of issuance of notification or an alternate will be selected. Any prize notification or prize returned to the Sponsor as undeliverable for any reason will be awarded to an alternate. No substitution by a winner for his or her prize shall be allowed. All Federal, state, provincial, local or other tax liabilities are the sole responsibility of the winners. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use the winner's name, likeness and statements for publicity purposes without additional compensation or limitation.

PRIZES: One (1) prize of $500 cash will be awarded. Only one (1) prize will be awarded to any one person and/or e-mail address.

LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY: Releasees shall not be liable to winner or any other person for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Sponsor's sole control.

GENERAL: By entering this Scholarship, entrants agree that Releasees shall not be liable for personal injuries, death, damages, expenses or costs or losses of any kind resulting from participation or inability to participate in this Scholarship or acceptance of or use or inability to use the prize or parts thereof including, without limitation, claims, suits, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light (whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. Winner releases the Releasees from any and all liability and responsibility with respect to a prize (including any property loss, damage, personal injury or death). Winner acknowledges the aforementioned individuals and entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, related to the prize.

If for any reason this Scholarship is not capable of running as planned, or if this Scholarship or any web site associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of the Scholarship and processing of entries in accordance with these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in the Sponsor's sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Scholarship, the Sponsor reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Scholarship or any portion thereof. In the event this Scholarship is cancelled, the Sponsor will award all prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. If such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension occurs, notification will be posted at the Entry Sites. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE (INCLUDING THE ENTRY SITES) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SCHOLARSHIP IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. If a dispute arises about who submitted an entry on an Entry Site, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account entered. The authorized account holder is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry and that all eligibility requirements are met.

NOTE: Internet entry must be made by the entrant only at the entry sites. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other web site or e-mail address will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Scholarship. The use of any device or software to automate the entry process is prohibited.

WINNERS LIST: For an Official Winner's List or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to $500 High School Freshman Scholarship "Winners List", 5830 Ellsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Vermont residents may omit return postage for Official Rules requests. Official Rules and winners are also posted at http://colleges.niche.com/scholarship/high-school-freshman-scholarship/.