Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship


June 30, 2018

Awards Available: 2

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  • Scholarship Description
  • Our project aims to educate parents and teens about the dangers of living in a connected world. Explore our site and then join us in the fight to stop online harassment. In an effort to get students committed to the cause of deleting cyberbullying, we are offering the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award for high school, college and graduate student - a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses.

    To apply for the scholarship, please visit the sponsor's website and be prepared to answer a short essay - Answer ONE of the following questions in 500 words or less:
    Option 1: "Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?"
    Option 2: "How has cyberbullying personally affected you?"

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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  • Amy O'Donnell
  • 2261 Market Street #291
  • San Francisco, CA 94114

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Jordan B  on 11/10/2017 7:05:01 PM

I think this is a great scholarship to have. In the world that we are in today social media is a really big thing. The scholarship is a way for people to express their stand against cyber bullying and also their personal experience. Personally I applied because Im really passionate when it comes to the well being of others.

Ashleen S  on 6/28/2016 5:29:22 PM

I received a confirmation email, but mine did not reflect any of my essay.

Noah R  on 6/25/2016 2:31:33 PM

Have any of you who submitted your applications through the actual website and received a confirmation email received a confirmation that only reflected a partial portion of your essay? I submitted a 500 word essay but only 380 characters were retold in the email it sent back.

Jeoffrey R  on 6/17/2016 6:23:53 PM

People, please read. It says to go to the sponsor's website and submit the essay. For those of you posting your essays in the comments, you most definitely need this scholarship. READ.

Charles C  on 6/16/2016 9:03:17 AM

I have no idea why kids are posting their essays in the comments...

Chris S  on 6/8/2016 12:40:34 PM

Sigh, Stop posting your applications in the comments, what is wrong with kids these days.

Ariel H  on 6/2/2016 10:21:59 PM

I applied for this scholarship because I think is something that needs to be talked about. Shedding light on the issue and effects of cyberbullying can greatly help someone who may be going through this problem or can help show someone what to do who knows and individual who is dealing with this problem. Also it is important to know what exactly cyberbullying is because some people may not even realize they are doing it. Great scholarship!

Jesse V  on 5/23/2016 9:18:23 PM

@ Kylie C. I was reading through your submission comment and had a recommendation. To make your writing flow a little better, feel free to re-read your work backwards. Start from the last sentence and work your way up reading each sentence to ensure it does not sound awkward.

Ashley L  on 5/18/2016 1:09:46 PM

I think this is a great scholarship to have on here and I am certainly going to apply for it because it is true that cyberbullying is a huge issue in today's generation. Thank you to whoever put it on here! This really helps to pay for college.

Lindsey G  on 4/12/2016 10:44:17 PM

Heads up for the people entering their responses to the questions here: you're not applying. You need to actually go to the scholarship website (linked at the top of the page) and enter your information there. Posting here will not get you anywhere as the scholarship committee doesn't read these. This is just a comment section.

Marcellus K  on 4/12/2016 5:30:10 AM

Oh the wonders of actually reading =] have a good day people.

Danielle S  on 3/28/2016 9:43:56 PM

Please don't copy the people below. You actually have to go to the website to apply. This is just a comment section

Kylie C  on 3/25/2016 8:30:09 PM

Cyberbullying is a form of harassing an individual or a group of people through the internet which is targeted mostly towards youth of any age. Most family members, friends, school staff are concerned about cyberbullying and are desperate to abolish it, but no one really knows what to do to get rid of it. As a teenager, unfortunately, I experienced being cyberbullied through Twitter. Because of the sudden call of duty for my stepfather, I started my freshman year of high school in Colorado. At school, my teachers liked me and my grades were outstanding. By the end of the year, I had 3.2 GPA. Furthermore, I was a part of the Drama department and worked towards being physically fit through weight lifting. At home, I had a well relationship with my family. Of course we disagreed, but we were there for each other. During the end of first semester of my freshman year, I developed a crush on this guy from my drama department. He was a sophomore and a year older than me. Now, looking back at those times, I regret the fact that I liked him, but it is in the past. This guy had another “lover”. She was a senior. Sadly, that is really all I know about her. It started with her staring at me across the lunchroom. Then, she found me on twitter, followed me, and eventually direct messaged to me. She seemed friendly at first and she only asked me if I knew the guy that she also liked. Clueless of her real intensions, she was already spreading rumors about me to her friends and on social media, which eventually got around the school. She called me inappropriate names. She talked about me on Twitter coding my name to “fried rice” or “egg roll” mocking the fact that I am Filipino-Chinese. It got so bad that one morning before school; I asked my mom if I could stay home for that day because I did not want to come to school. I cried and said that I felt ugly. My mom comforted me and let to stay home, but I decided to come because I did not want to miss an important test during the da

Kylie C  on 3/25/2016 8:27:48 PM

I already typed my essay and typed it on the box in the application. I hope that I did it right.

Vanessa T  on 3/21/2016 8:09:51 AM

It's important to work on deleting cyber bullying because it needs to end, I say this because Cyber bullying can harm not only the person your bullying's life but yours also. It can make the person feel worthless like they are not important.It can also bring hurt to the people around them. Cyber Bullying is a horrible way to hurt people. It's like your holding whatever it is over their head because you think it would be a great idea but instead you ruin not only their life but your's also because people will see what you are doing or what you did to that person and they will no longer talk to you. The person being bullied may have enough problems in their life and have no where to turn and just wanting to end up ending it because of everything around them. Cyber bullying has also led up to many suicides but not only it led to suicide's it led to ruining a family and another person's life because they have done something wrong instead of help trying to fix it so now they suffer the consequences and they are now suffering and regretting for ever doing it. So stand up and help the world stop cyber bullying. You'll never know who is next or what will happen.

Hunter E  on 3/9/2016 1:40:22 PM

Question 2: It is important to delete cyber bullying. Cyber bullying occurs twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. A person can post pictures and comments without attaching a name. As technology increases, cyber bullying is on the rise. Cyber bullying is a quick resource to hurt someone, and the comments/pictures reach out to many others that often participate in the action. This form of bullying is easier because you do not see the reaction of the person you are talking about. Bullying causes deep emotional hurt and people deal with it in different ways. Some of those ways are becoming withdrawn, cutting, anger, depression and sad to say suicide. People do not understand that the words they say or type have two effects: 1. cut like a knife or 2. lift a person up. The cyber world can be used to share some wonderful memories and thoughts......lets help create a society that uses it for positive promotion.

Alyssa O  on 3/4/2016 11:21:40 PM

Cyber bullying. Two strong words that have a huge impact on teens life's. It's extremely important to get rid of cyber bullying because it's like a monster but it's online and on social media, it's horrifying words come at you and get your feelings hurt and attack you. It's all over social media for example Facebook probably the biggest spot to see bullying that's where everyone talks crap and does stupid stuff to hurt someone badly. I can really relate to this situation because my little sister she's in middle school and she gets cyber bullied on Facebook and through text. I see the way she acts toward it and how it makes her feel no one accepts her at school she feels alone and it kills me on the inside when I notice her pain. It's not a game or a joke I take it very seriously and to heart. It's time to end it and make people see how big of an impact it truly has on students and even adults. - Alyssa R. Ortiz

Nalani D  on 3/3/2016 4:32:56 PM

Cyberbullying is becoming a problem because there's so many ways they have access too , such as twitter, Facebook , after school and askme. Some of these sites you can say things anonymously or even create a fake account.The victims, are emotionally brought down and can only take so much and may either be depressed or potentially commit suicide. There are block buttons for some sites but its really hard not to look at the things people have to say about you. This situation effects their friends and families as well, the bully's don't think about the outcome. There's some many bullies out there because its for their own entertainment or they secretly have problems in there life. A lot of schools don't really do anything about this problem, just because it wasn't in school during school hours. But there needs to be a punishment created, cyberbullying needs to end before many more feel depressed or commit suicide!

Alexis R  on 2/26/2016 5:20:57 AM

My name is Alexis Relatado and I say that cyberbullying must end once and for all. Honestly, I was never cyberbullied, but I see a lot of victims who got cyberbullied. On social media I see embarrassing pictures with a lot of mean comments, these people who posted the picture have no idea that they are bullying a real person. Victims of cyberbullying had gone into a deep depression and isolation, had suicide in their vision and repeatedly transferred to other schools. Our parents told that they can't protect us in the online world, so a lesson to all those cyberbullies, "Watch your words because you don't know that picture you posted online is actually a real person."

Edward M  on 2/23/2016 3:43:43 PM

Option 2: Ever since the early 21st century, social media has been a way to express and show off what you do. It’s almost like a collage of your whole life just in pictures and comments. However, people have the ability to hide from their victims, and therefore leads to internet trolling or cyber bullying. Cyber abuse takes tolls on people like me and others everyday. A personal story to be told is about my cousin and his cyber bullying experience. My cousin “came out of the closet” or declared that he was homosexual on Facebook because he felt the need to let people know; he didn’t want to live a fake life. When he did that people commented on his status saying things like “keep this to yourself” or even more vulgar comments that really upset him and me being his cousin. The quote “sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt me” isn’t true in every scenario. People left comments containing profanity on his status and it actually made him feel depressed and he cried frequently about it. I insisted that he delete the post but he said people needed to know the truth. My cousin was devastated to find out that some of his friends felt differently about him and second guessed even being around him just because of his sexuality. All in all, cyber bullying is a cheap way to hurt someone's feelings and make yourself feel better.

Elizabeth c  on 2/15/2016 1:24:37 PM

option 2: Growing up i never really was the "popular" kid in school. I was known as the girl that was nice to everyone and had a big heart.. Middle school is when it all started. I sat in the way back on the bus so no one would bother me but they somehow get to me. I didn't let it offend me too much they never really got to my social media accounts but I've seen it happen to other people and it honestly tears me apart seeing it. You don't know what happens behind that computer screen or what they're feeling inside. We need to put a stop to all of this!

Jacqueline C  on 1/3/2016 11:11:29 PM

I have not applied for this application because the form does not give an option for a High School Freshman. If possible could this be added to give me an opportunity. Thank you!

Eman A  on 12/6/2015 2:13:53 PM

i submitted an essay about this topic already, but for a different website can i submit another one for this website?

Stephanie O  on 11/3/2015 8:27:54 PM

Personally, I have not experienced cyber bullying but I do see it often on social media and it is horrible and frightening what people post up. The victim online, is viewed by millions of people not knowing the victims story, only judging and criticizing by what they see. All the name callings, teasing and provoking can lead the victim to cause self harm or worse suicide and It Is even worse when the cyber bullies don't mean to cause a tragedy and when they do so its to late and they cant take it back. I can sympathize with the victim and I wouldn't wish to be in their place. I don't think anyone would want to be in a situation like that, so why torture people online? Cyberbullying needs to end now!

Rebecca B  on 10/23/2015 12:05:03 PM

I was never really well with any type of bullying. I couldn't handle it ever since even elementary school. Cyber bullying got me worse due to realizing I dealt with bullying at school only to have to come home to it as well. I was getting messages and comments saying cruel things, even text messages. I was miserable and had no clue what to do about anything that I was being told. I was scared to even be myself anymore. My anxiety took over and I was freaking out anytime I would even think of asking for help, I felt pathetic. It was leading to me self harming and even attempting suicide. So, cyber bullying has negatively effected my life and it should be stopped so nobody will have to go through the same things.

Jonathan O  on 10/17/2015 11:02:38 PM

You guys know if you have to go on the website and actually apply right?

Amanda l  on 10/15/2015 1:24:12 PM

My name is Amanda lee. I think is is important to delete cyber bulling because it can lead the victim of the cyber bulling to hurt themselves. It can also make the person feel terrible about themselves. I would want to end cyber bulling because it affect people , and makes them to have low self-esteem. It has effected me because I was cybe bullied and it made me think I was useless.

Jamin N  on 10/12/2015 12:43:52 PM

Option 1: It's important to delete cyberbullying because cyberbullying is dangerous. Cyberbulling has cause teens to suffer from sadness, anxiety, depression, anger, and shame. Cyberbullying can also used for a weapon. Cyberbulling can cause people to suicide because of all the sadness and shame that cyberbullying caused them to feel. We are all human, we're not different. From the victims point of view, they feel sadness and depression. Just because it's fun to you, it doesn't mean it's fun for them.

andre f  on 10/12/2015 10:30:54 AM

Option 1. It is super important to delete cyber bullying because no form of bullying is okay. You can hurt someones feelings or worse push them to the point of self harming themselves. Suicide is the #3 reason of teen deaths. So lets delete cyber bullying.

Brandon W  on 10/5/2015 10:40:22 AM

Question 1 :It is very important for cyber-bullying to be deleted. Many peoples lives are affected by cyber-bullying. People are being cyber bullied everyday and it needs to stop. Cyber-bullying causes people to feel worthless, it makes people feel bad about their selves, makes people not want to love themselves, and it also causes self harm. Suicide is the #3 killer of teens across the one world , and cyber-bullying is one reason why teenagers today are commiting suicide.Cyber-bullying can also spread way faster than just bullying from one person face to face. It can spread because if someone is getting bullied on social media , one of the bullies friends might join him or her and bullying someone , or if someone sees someone else bullying that person and sees that its making people or laugh, or can make them popular that person may also join in bullying that person just to fit in.

Brianna L  on 10/5/2015 8:51:05 AM

Option 2: I was never a very popular person, and neither were a lot of the friends I have managed to make over these long years. Cyber bullying has effected my life in many negative ways. I would receive text messages telling me to kill myself and Facebook messages telling me that I was worthless and that all i did was make other people miserable. For a long time, I was afraid to talk to anybody about what was going on in my life. I didn't like to tell others what was wrong with me 1; out of fear that they would see how really messed up I was and leave, and 2; due to my bipolar depression and social anxiety, I hate putting my problems onto other people and asking them for help. This all lead to multiple suicide attempts and self mutilation. Cyber bullying is wrong and affects more than just a few people in the world, so it is important that we work to get rid of it altogether.

John S  on 10/4/2015 9:55:41 PM

Option one - It is important to work for the destruction of cyberbullying because it is emotionally and potentially physically harmful. Cyberbullying can start with just a few mean words, but eventually may spiral downward out of control into a dark pit of self loath, hatred, and despair. Dangerous to both the victim and aggressor, cyberbullying encourages poor social behavior by spreading rude statements simply not acceptable in the adult, working world. Grinding self confidence into the asphalt, internet bullying creates a sense of incompetence and inescapable torment in the victim, potentially leading to suicide. In the aggressor, these brutish attacks upon others becomes the social normal and may lead to co-worker tensions in the future. Cyberbullying must end now because it puts both the attacker and the attacked in harmful situations.

Deaira M  on 9/9/2015 8:28:31 PM

Where do I submit my essay

Ashia J  on 9/3/2015 10:13:30 PM

Question 2: "How has cyberbullying personally affected you?" Cyberbullying has personally affected my life because I was a victim of cuberbullying in high school. My peers repeatedly teased me because of my weight. I wasn't like your average thin girl in high school. I suffered from excessive weight gain due to being sexually abused. Eating was my only outlet. It gave me comfort in a way no one else did. I didn't have anyone to turn to or to confide in. Kids would post pictures of me on social media and say mean things about me. I remember feeling sad, helpless and depressed because I had never felt so humiliated in my entire life. Everywhere I would go I felt like everyone was watching me in disgust. I felt like my life was ruined. No one should ever have to experience that pain. I was extremely traumatized for years. Cyberbulling affected my social life, mental health, physical health and my overall self esteem. Could you imagine waking up everyday feeling like you're living a nightmare? Cuberbullying is a serious issue that needs to cease. It only takes one post on social media for a victim to commit suicide. Let's work together to help save lives.

Jason S  on 9/1/2015 11:16:12 AM

Option 1: I believe it is important to work hard to delete cyberbullying in many ways. Cyberbullying has been a major factor in young children's lives and how they interact with others around them. When someone is being cyberbullied it can cause a traumatic experience for the individual causing suicidal thoughts or actions. Its time we stop the cyberbullying and talk to our youth and let them know they are safe and actions are being taken.

Amanda M  on 8/29/2015 3:39:15 PM

Option 2: "How has cyberbullying personally affected you?" Cyberbullying has personally affected me ever since I entered college. After becoming Greek, everyone who was "cool" had to have every social media app there was, twitter, Facebook, snap chat, instagram, etc. Even apps such as Tinder where a person judges another by five photos and gives others a feeling of degrading and devalue through making one feel not good enough to be matched with or not worthy enough when all the other person wants is to "hook up" for a night. When I entered my sorority and the greek system, I assumed I would be gaining lifelong friends who would support me and be there for me like everyone advertises it. Instead, I felt as if I were cyberbullied every single day through social media apps that we all "had" to have. On Facebook people would go through your old photos and comment on them, making fun of how awful you looked or how fat you used to be and making comments such as "thank God for puberty." On twitter, the amount of sub tweets peers would post about me and others was mind-blowing, and I felt my self confidence go down more and more each day. With each instagram picture that was not liked, or a sarcastic comment was put on, I felt like I was being judged in every way, shape and form. I don't believe cyber bullying is just the direct hassling and interrogating of another person directly through messages, but there are so many more discrete forms to it. With social media and being involved temporarily with that community, I felt like I was always constantly having to prove myself. To prove I looked decent enough, to prove I was a good student, to prove I had money or nice things, to prove I was funny, or serious, or sarcastic, or witty. With social media and the way that others took it and treated your attempt to "fit in", it seemed as if with every post, comment, or tweet I was constantly being judged and tore down. I went into a bit of depression and lack of self confidence,

Brittany J  on 8/27/2015 1:05:55 PM

Where do I submit my essay?

Lonisha H  on 8/26/2015 4:30:47 PM

Option 1: "Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?" It is important to work to delete Cyber bullying because if we as people do not find a way to do so we as people will continue to fail and accept viloence. We have to stop commenting, liking post , sharing post and encouraging behavior that is unacceptable. I've always thought that an audience to negative behavior only creates a negative support system. If these negative situations aren't given any attention and people learn to communicate and figure out how to compromise, I believe the negative behavior would begin to no longer get acknowledged. Without working as a team to delete the bullying the bullying willike only continue. Stop promoting the negativity and be anice example for positivity!

Felicia P  on 8/24/2015 8:00:55 PM

This is a subject i have strong feelings about. Cyberbullying needs to cease! kids and teens commit suicide everyday because of the rude and disgusting things others post on the internet. Schools should be more involved in this because they feel since it was in the "school building" or not during "schools hours" they feels as if they should not do anything about it. I myself experienced Cyberbullying first hand, i was bullied for two year when i was younger for having braces and glasses. this generation thinks its not a big of a deal when things like this happen but best believe this inst fun and games, these are peoples lives we are taking about. Cyberbullying in to END! More actions needs to be put in this.

Elisa A  on 6/23/2013 7:45:49 PM

Applied for my very first scholarship! This one seemed easy enough and the money is great! Highly recommending, a quick fill out too!

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