HostGator Small Business Scholarship Announces Inaugural Small Business Scholarship

HostGator is a leading global provider of web hosting and related services for small businesses. The HostGator Small Business Scholarship is designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs and tech professionals share their ideas for the future while having the chance to earn a scholarship to help pay for their education. We ourselves were founded in a dorm room back in 2002, so we’re eager to hear your ideas and help you achieve your goals of starting a business one day.

Three individual students will be selected to receive $1,500 in scholarship funds based on their winning essay responses to the question, “What is the biggest tech challenge facing small businesses today, and what is your proposed solution?”

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 2016-2017 academic year.

To enter, applicants are encouraged to send their completed essay to, along with their name, college/university, expected year of graduation, and intended major or area of study.

The deadline for submissions is November 30th, 2016, and winners will be notified individually and announced on or about December 14, 2016.


  • 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 2016-2017 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.

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