hostgator website scholarship

Announcing Our 2nd Annual Website Scholarship

HostGator’s annual scholarship program aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs pay for their education, while sharing their thoughts and visions for a world shaped by the internet. HostGator itself was founded in a college dorm room back in 2002 (shout out to Florida Atlantic University!), so we’re happy to announce this year’s Website Scholarship program for college students!

Having been in the web hosting industry for over 15 years, we know firsthand how the internet has impacted the business world. Now we want to hear from you how it’s impacted the world of education.

Three individual students will be selected to receive $1,500 in scholarship funds based on their winning essay responses to the question, “How has the internet impacted your education?”

A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to three individual students who write the most compelling essays as judged by HostGator staff. Scholarship funds must be used to pay for qualified expenses, including tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board for the 2017-2018 academic year.

How To Enter:

Send an email to [email protected] and include the following:

  • Your completed 500-word essay response to the question “How has the internet impacted your education?” (Copied and pasted in the body of the email, or attached as a Word or Google doc)
  • Your name
  • Your college or university
  • Your expected year of graduation
  • Your intended major or area of study

The deadline for submissions is November 30th, 2017, and winners will be notified individually and announced on or about January 14, 2018.

Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university during the 2017-2018 academic year. Students of all majors are encouraged to apply.
  • Employees of or immediate family members of employees of HostGator or Endurance International Group are ineligible for this award.
  • View Scholarship Program Official Rules.

Digital Rights Agreement:By submitting an entry to this competition, you agree that all essay and content submissions will become the property of HostGator and may be used in marketing materials, reposted or displayed online in whole or partial form without notification.

For more information on HostGator web hosting, please visit our home page.

To learn more about last year’s program and read the winning essays, click here.  

Amelia Willson is a freelance writer and content strategist who helps businesses succeed online. She covers the latest in ecommerce, marketing technology, and health and wellness. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her walking her dog Rockefeller in sunny southern California or blogging about Disneyland. Connect with her on LinkedIn.

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  1. The internet is the medium in which the grand majority of all of my subjects has been taught during my high school years. Availability to an internet source is essential to your success at Chinquapin Preparatory. The internet is used in different ways depending on the teacher’s modus operandi. During the past years I have been in high school, many technological mediums have allowed teachers to incorporate their curriculum and efficiently teach. All the power points that were discussed in class can be accessed through google drive, assignments are online, class updates are posted, and teachers are open to any questions asked by email. The move towards the internet requires a certain amount of trust because the test experiment is the progress of the student student. Nevertheless, online teaching methods worked great and were great for countless reasons. Paper was not passed out as often anymore due to digital copies, school partners can collaborate easily when chatting on shared documents/presentations, and it was easier to know the expectations teacher’s have for you by sending class emails. Sure, our school has a traditional way of teaching a class that is a twenty to one ratio, but as the internet grows and companies network to build applications that serve as a foundation for education, people will learn a more efficiently about many topic

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