Business & Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Submit the best blog entry and get a $1,500 scholarship.

The top ranked trademark attorney in the US, Xavier Morales, is proud to sponsor the second annual SecureYourTrademark.com college scholarship contest.

How to Enter

Create a blog post that explains how the internet helped to shape your career choice, and how it will likely continue to impact your career development once out of school.

After reading the rules, submit your blog post in the form below and you’re entered to win $1,500 for your college education!

The Rules

The scholarship is open to students with any of the following majors:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Business Communications
  • Real Estate
  • Human Resources Management

You must submit the URL where your blog post is able to be viewed.

If you do not have a blog, you can sign up for free at WordPress.com.

Submit Your Entry

The 2017 Scholarship is now closed. Check back soon to see the announcement of the winner!

Past Winners

Congratulations to Emilie Brahs on winning the 2016 Business & Entrepreneurship Scholarship from SecureYourTrademark.com!

Full Guidelines

Applicant Eligibility

All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.
Academic Requirements

All applicants must be either: (1) A high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017, who plan to enroll at a two-year or four-year college or university in spring or fall 2017, or (2) a student enrolled during the 2017-18 academic year on a full-time basis and in good academic standing at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or in an accredited graduate school program.

Description of Funds

One (1) applicant (the “recipient”) will receive a one-time $1,500 scholarship to be applied to qualified college or graduate school expenses (including tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board) for the 2017-2018 academic year. Funds are provided by Law Office of Xavier Morales (the “Company”), and will be made payable directly via mail to the accredited or university last designated by the recipient after July 1, 2017.

Recipient Selection and Announcements

After the June 30, 2017, deadline, the recipient will be selected by a team of judges following review of all entries received prior to the deadline. Entries are judged on creativity and insight, writing quality, and research quality and veracity. The recipient will be announced on or about July 15, 2017, on https://secureyourtrademark.com/scholarship/ and notified directly by the Company by email at the email address provided by the recipient upon submission of his/her entry. If the recipient is disqualified or fails to contact Company within 72 hours of being notified of the results, Company reserves the right to determine an alternate recipient or not to award the scholarship, in its sole discretion.

College/University Approval

Each applicant’s designated institution must be accredited and listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education (http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx). All school transfers are subject to accreditation approval.
Responsibilities of Applicants/Recipients

By participating in this program, each applicant expressly: (A) releases the Company and its employees and agents from any liability or claim of any kind or nature for any loss, claim, damages, or injury of any kind associated with participation in the program and acceptance, possession or use of any prize; (B) accepts and agrees to be bound by these rules and Company’s decisions relating to participation in the program, selection of recipients, and awarding of scholarships, all such decisions being final; and (C) agrees that South Carolina law governs this program without regard to conflicts of law principles, and consents to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state, and local courts of Lancaster County, South Carolina, for the resolution of all disputes pertaining to or arising from this program. The recipient must complete an affidavit of eligibility and release (to be signed by his/her parent or legal guardian, if the recipient is a minor), on forms to be provided by the Company. The recipient must be actively enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or grad student in the spring semester of 2016 and for the entire remaining academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency or military service. It is the recipient’s responsibility to verify receipt of funds with his/her designated institution and notify the Company should the award check not arrive on or about 30 days from the issue date. By entering, each applicant represents that his/her submission is a work of the applicant’s own original authorship, and agrees that the Company will have a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide right and license to use the submission in any manner. The Company reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason, including without limitation: materials not suitable for general public viewing; obscene, lewd or offensive materials; the use of third party content or other materials not authored by the applicant; and materials previously published or entered into any other competition. The Company is not responsible for lost, late, damaged or illegible submissions, faulty transmissions, or submissions containing any virus or other system malfunction. Judges’ decisions are final. Any taxes are recipient’s responsibility. The Company reserves the right to alter, discontinue or cancel this program at any time without notice for any reason, including in the event of fewer than 20 applicants. Only one entry per person will be accepted.
Sponsor

Law Office of Xavier Morales
P.O. Box 6510
San Antonio, TX 78209