Digital Privacy Scholarship

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January 30, 2020

Awards Available: 10

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  • The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the negative effects of too much screen time. You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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Jade S  on 10/17/2019 1:43:05 PM

I applied for this scholarship because we must take a stand against too much screen time. I wholeheartedly agree with the purpose of what is being done to help minimize the amount of technological exposure society is subjected to. Our youth especially need to be limited with their time in the cyber world. I hope to see some positive changes made for the greater good the values that seem have been forgotten.

Brianna C  on 10/15/2019 9:31:07 AM

I applied for this scholarship to help better understand the importance of the negative effect of too much screen time.

Katrina S  on 10/9/2019 4:46:46 AM

I applied for this scholarship because of the importance in understanding of how screen time when not use wisely can affect a student’s performance in school. My classes are hybrid which means I have in class lectures and online discussions and assignments. Making sure that I have a no social media or entertainment policy on my laptop and I only use my laptop for school work purposes helps me focus on my school work and finish it before the due date without any distractions.

Kaleigh L  on 10/7/2019 3:21:39 PM

I applied because it is important to take a step back and be aware of the impacts technology is having on ourselves and society.

Kaleigh L  on 10/7/2019 3:21:28 PM

I applied because it is important to take a step back and be aware of the impacts technology is having on ourselves and society.

Claire H  on 10/7/2019 2:52:32 PM

Applying for this scholarship was easy because the subject is one that I advocate to my students. Taking a break from technologies to enjoy nature and observe life in front of oneself is so important, especially for growing minds! I applied for the scholarship because the award would be very helpful in paying for the Master's program that I am starting this Spring.

Laney T  on 10/6/2019 2:48:45 PM

Yes I applied for this scholarship because I see that addiction to technology is real. I do not think people even realize this is becoming a problem.

Keven E  on 10/5/2019 11:20:27 PM

I applied for this scholarship because I quickly agreed with its intentions of awareness. I believe that screen time is an important topic that needs to be addressed. I hope to win the scholarship!

rida a  on 10/2/2019 11:17:19 AM

When I came across this scholarship, I immediately considered it because this is a topic that has definitely had a large impact on my personal life along with many people around me. I'm eager to apply to this scholarship and share my opinion on this essential topic!

Karina l  on 10/1/2019 5:15:02 PM

I love this scholarship because the topic is greatly ignored by many individuals and should be discussed about more. The scholarship itself was an easy task. I hope I get this scholarship.

Katelyn F  on 10/1/2019 12:19:27 PM

This scholarship was easy to complete. I hope I get the award, as being a medical student is very expensive and fafsa did not give me any money.

Deborah L  on 9/25/2019 5:18:02 PM

I am so looking for scholarships to make my dream come true. This web site is easy to navigate and hopefully I’ll be able to apply for several scholarships that I am eligible.

Gavin F  on 9/24/2019 12:17:11 PM

Right now, I rely on technology to create music, but I don't really use it for anything else at this moment. Trying to get a degree in music technology, specifically audio engineering. I wish to attend Berkeley or Davis after getting two years in Sierra College.

BRITTANY A  on 9/19/2019 2:10:13 PM

I applied for this scholarship.

Michael R  on 9/10/2019 10:08:07 PM

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Kyla B  on 9/1/2019 8:29:18 PM

I did apply and I appreciate this website for sharing this scholarship!

Roman S  on 8/23/2019 8:36:50 PM

Although I'm always suggested to spend less time during screen time I cannot get away from the scholarships provided in such an organized way that makes it so simple and easy to read. I have the utmost respect for this site as it grants students like myself the ability to finish college free of a burden.

Dustin D  on 8/23/2019 9:34:22 AM

I currently am using my set up for making music but I spend most of my time producing and not on social media and usually watching YouTube tutorials on different music videos and ways of creative processes. I wish to attend Full Sail University for their music production degree. ~Dustin D

Brandie M  on 8/21/2019 7:26:55 PM

I love the challenge of the word game. Make the most of less hits home and brings the game. Good luck friends may the best person enjoy success in their future.

Christopher E  on 8/21/2019 3:40:27 PM

I applied in the scholarship and I believe both the finanical and educational aspects are sure one to keep especially from reading the external texts referring to the negative consequences of technological consumption. However, the struggle of fitting the message in a 140 character was quite difficult yet enjoyable nonetheless.

Christian O  on 8/20/2019 9:29:49 PM

Yes I have applied for this scholarship, because I believe the key to success is education and that means college I believe his scholarship could really help me out with some of the expenses, I am a high school freshman and will be the first in my family to attend college.

Jane N  on 8/14/2019 3:35:33 PM

Applied, now fingers' crossed

DOUGLAS D  on 8/13/2019 7:33:49 PM

I really like that this scholarship made me think about my life.

Andres B  on 8/13/2019 12:44:26 AM

Hopeful I win this one!

Rachelle D  on 8/12/2019 10:41:01 PM

Does this scholarship apply to US citizen students attending the University of Glasgow in Scotland?

Jami G  on 8/4/2019 5:14:56 AM

Thank you so much for the opportunity to even apply for this scholarship!! I am in my 40s and am beyond excited to become a college student/ graduate!! I sincerely appreciate the fact that there is help available and people that truly care!!! THANK YOU!!!

Glenn W  on 8/3/2019 5:17:36 PM

II have been called in to the ministry. By going to college, I feel I can increase my understanding of what I can do to help my fellow brothers and sisters. I am currently on staff at a Christian men,s drug and alcohol rehab center. With a deeper understanding of what may cause the torment of the mind and soul, I may be able help people find a better life.

Alexandra B  on 8/1/2019 12:00:39 PM

Thank you for this opportunity! I applied to this scholarship and the other scholarships that you provided because the sooner I can pay off my college debt, the better off I will be.

Rachel N  on 7/29/2019 11:12:27 PM

I applied for this scholarship, as am a transfer student and the tuition expense is double. The school will be a better fit for my manager. This is my dream and after two years after attending an in-state school, I am reaching for my dream.

Timothy J  on 7/17/2019 9:18:25 PM

Yes I applied for this scholarship because I think this is a great opportunity for me to earn for college I will be the first male in my family to ever go to college I think ignore i win this will be another big step go for me so my school will be a lil more affordable for my mother

Adam Yusupov  on 7/17/2019 1:46:53 AM

Love this scholarship, we need more like this one !

Gregory M  on 7/16/2019 6:42:03 PM

Thank you for the opportunity of applying for this scholarship! This is a great topic I believe it is important to be aware of screen time and how to go about when using. This topic needs to be promoted more. As a coach/student I promote by encouraging others from all ages to get out more be active and do things that will help them or others be better. Really like this topic and information given which I will definitely pass on.

sagar n  on 7/15/2019 5:55:50 PM

I think with not having to use or be bothered by the technology we have in today's world we would obtain more time to ourselves. stepping away from the tech can really help you mentally and physically. The reason I say that is because every day the time we spend on our phones or computer typically sitting down we are taking away the time to get our physical strength. Mentally speaking being on our phones destroys us in ways I can not type. So with just that being said, there is an abundant amount of things we can do by refraining from using our day to day technology. I will gladly elaborate on this in the future.

aubrey h  on 6/17/2019 11:51:56 AM

It is important that the younger generation knows the importance and significance of social interaction. Seeing so many are effected in result of the use of technology and it is time to make a change and be the difference.

Misty D  on 6/12/2019 1:07:27 PM

We have to find a way to teach our kids about these issues before they become too big for them to handle. So many teens using social media to pick on other kids and the damage is irreversible. If we want to change a pattern we need to start with teaching all the pros and cons to the youth as they receive the first phone.

Hayat A  on 6/9/2019 4:16:07 PM

Technology has a great impact when used regarding educational goal and research. On the other hand, when technology misused would be harmful. Personally, I am an online student with Master Social Work program. I was not able to attend a physical class, due to carrying for my husband (Laryngectomy patient). I earn BSW and now MSW on the way, technology is great when used properly. Now regard applying for this scholarship it's an awesome opportunity to share your opinion with others beside provide a chance to help yourself with educational fund

Ashley O  on 5/31/2019 9:03:58 AM

I have this conversation often with my friends because they always have their phones as the buffer between them & real life. It's frustrating when we're out somewhere & I'm living in the moment & they're half way present to get footage for IG or Snap.

Zariel M  on 5/24/2019 12:23:06 PM

I applied for this scholarship not only because of my need for financial aid, but that fact I can also express my opinion on a topic that needs to be brought up and discussed. I wish the best to everyone that applied and am happy to see many people involved in something, I consider, worthwhile.

Travis B  on 5/24/2019 2:26:50 AM

I feel alienated when i try to talk to some one that is preoccupied with there phone. This is rude and in my opinion says something about ones maturity and functionality. We all need to know how to use technology to be productive but you must also know how to contaminate face to face and manage time effectively.

Esmeralda R  on 5/23/2019 10:48:40 PM

Thank you for the opportunity of applying for this scholarship! It gave me more of an impact of using my time on other things whether than use it on technology. I hope my idea of using your time to build a better relationship with yourself inspires other people to do the same.

Kole D  on 5/20/2019 6:32:33 PM

Technology is very fragile when it comes to obtaining information. The idea behind is well supported and yet the world cares for it as if it was a baby. There are some people who will use technology correctly; however, there are some who will spoil it for their rotten needs.

Nicole S  on 5/7/2019 9:33:35 AM

I'm skeptical of this scholarship because the application seems like it's just farming data for robocallers. Many of the other sites it recommends (for scholarships) are super sketchy.

Alexander L  on 5/4/2019 8:26:03 AM

As an advocate for our youth to consume less technology, I love the message behind this scholarship. Not only has overuse of technology been linked to poor health, but it also distances us from something we have been doing for thousands of years: face-to-face socializing. I hope to be fortunate enough to be among the ones chosen to write an essay about digital responsibility.

adam M  on 4/27/2019 5:58:04 AM

I applied hopefully i can inspire some to be more attentive to their fitness goals.

Jasper E  on 4/26/2019 5:11:06 PM

I applied for this scholarship for two reasons. The place that I've decided to go for college was what I picked because of the nature surrounding the area. I'm a firm believer in less screen time.

Campbell T  on 4/22/2019 2:39:47 PM

I applied and am hoping I will be among the ones chosen to write an essay! Thank you for the opportunity.

Matthew S  on 4/14/2019 4:33:51 PM

It's pretty cool to see a scholarship that is about getting away from technology and doing something productive

Wyatt D  on 3/30/2019 4:22:35 PM

My relationship with my phone and laptop is ...well, it could be better. I spend far too much time in my opinion doing things that I could be spent on more productive activities. Hopefully I can share my thoughts and expand all of our knowledge on the topic.

Lainey O  on 3/28/2019 11:18:31 PM

I find it a little bit ironic when people use a platform that's only possible through technology to disparage technology.

Austin P  on 3/4/2019 2:00:41 PM

Short statement I like it alot. Have to really catch the readers attention.

Justin S  on 1/29/2019 4:40:27 PM

I'm going to apply, I am currently addicted to technology myself. However technology is amazing these days. I never imagined how crazy it has gotten now.

Chelsey W  on 1/29/2019 12:33:43 PM

Great scholarship especially if I win.

viridiana r  on 1/27/2019 9:30:17 PM

Of course ! I applied for this scholarship ,thanks, for this opportunity to be able to win money for college. Without doubt, technology does take role on a daily basis in several lives , and right now I am taking advantage of technology to find money so I can attend college this 2019 fall.

Katie S  on 1/24/2019 6:03:42 PM

Wish me luck! :)

Connor N  on 1/21/2019 9:22:24 AM

Watch out everyone! This section is for comments about the scholarship, not the place to apply for it. To apply you must click on the blue “APPLY NOW” button above. Scholarships.com will redirect you to the official website.

Tyler L  on 1/19/2019 8:29:59 PM

College education should be a human right. Imagine all of the amazing minds out there that never get a chance!

Cruz F  on 1/19/2019 6:10:29 PM

I wish they had a little more room for me to write the topic.

Anthony C  on 1/17/2019 4:32:42 PM

My brother is a great example of a technology addiction, in his case its video games. I have a lot to talk about the subject because I have a lot of personal experience on the matter.

Tae K  on 1/16/2019 8:24:59 PM

I don't quite understand the prompt; it's supposed to start with the sentence "Instead of spending time with technology, I'd rather..." or can we just start with the sentence of our choice? Also, are we just writing about the negative impact of the internet? because it just asks to complete the sentence... help..

parteek p  on 1/6/2019 3:14:55 AM

Hello, I applied for this scholarship because I work part time and planning to start my nursing school in August hopefully. Everybody knows going to college is not cheap and I don't make enough money to pay all of the college fee by myself. This would help me out a lot! Thank you for taking the time out and reading this.

Sierra E  on 1/4/2019 11:02:47 AM

I currently have a minor in addiction studies, and I feel that technology addiction can be similar to drug addiction. I believe that young people will be affected by this in the long run and I want to help which is why I have chosen to continue Social Work as a degree path.

Connor N  on 1/1/2019 1:16:44 PM

Just a heads up everybody. This is for commenting about the scholarship. It is not the application form.

Hope S  on 12/27/2018 11:59:59 AM

I applied for this scholarship. Made me think how much of an impact I can make with such a small amount of words. This is challenging but good.

Brandon S  on 12/20/2018 6:32:16 AM

Hey yall be careful, this is the area for commenting about the scholarship. I order to apply with your 140-character message you must hit the apply now button.

Tyrik W  on 12/20/2018 12:40:02 AM

Technology addiction implies that you're more connected with a technical instrument than a human being. Human connections are required to function in public.

Brandon Z  on 12/19/2018 11:07:46 PM

I applied, maybe my amateur drawings can help me (or not). But, it can't hurt to try right!?

David L  on 12/18/2018 10:21:10 PM

I applied for this one. I hope I get it. Any help will do.

Adam W  on 12/16/2018 1:40:24 PM

Is this $99 for the finalists or for the person who makes the best essay?

Timothy N  on 12/13/2018 11:46:16 AM

I think the appeal to unplug is out there, and it's good to view yourself from another angle when you are doing just that; maybe it'll make some people reconsider and do other things when they analyze themselves.

Javier C  on 12/12/2018 4:23:26 PM

The proliferation of internet access has connected people from all over the world. In doing so, individuals who would have never crossed paths now have a commonality with one another. That commonality is technology. Technology continues to expand and evolve and as people continue to become familiar with it, exploitation becomes a normality. Amina Zaidi of Verto Analytics states that 62.7% of players who play Fortnite are between the ages of 18 to 24 (Zaidi 2018).

dayanara f  on 12/7/2018 1:42:18 PM

people now and days are very addicting to technology to little children to adults. People don't look around and see whats right beside them. They act like their whole lives are on the phone/computer/etc. Nobody knows what society is like no more or most people do not even know how to spell or interact with any of us. Many of us became very anti-social.

Cara S  on 12/7/2018 9:21:30 AM

Technology, overall, for the most part has a positive impact in today’s society. However, with these wonderful effects, come consequences. For instance, it affects a person’s ability to socialize which is most commonly seen in teenagers. These young adolescents are so extravagant with communication through media, but gruesome with communication face to face. It’s as if the easier technology is made to children, the more zombie like they become. People who are already introverted creep even deeper into their shells. All in all, these are just all the horrid effects technology has had in today’s world, but I believe it has done more superb works than harmful. Medicine, Forensic Science, and Environmentalists would be nothing with the progressed advances technology has made over the past century.

Sarah H  on 12/1/2018 12:51:55 PM

too many people are addicted and need to realize that there is more to life than whats inside their phones and computers

Iris T  on 11/30/2018 10:07:15 PM

Teenagers, and even adults all around the world have now become addicted to technology. Technology can range from texting on social media, to watching Netflix for 5 hours a day. The thing is, no one can identify or admit that they have an addiction. It forms slowly and before we know it, we can't go through the day without checking our social media and/or watching an episode or our favorite show.

Robinson F  on 11/29/2018 2:32:49 PM

Technology plays a critical role in how we become more efficient as a society, but with the benefits we have suffered major drawbacks to interpersonal relationships. Technology has become a substitute for real conversation. It has also caused a mental laziness as the capacity to do critical learning and thinking has diminished due to technology overload

Christopher S  on 11/28/2018 1:32:19 PM

The integration of technology in our everyday lives has fundamentally changed society and has given birth to addiction. Technology is a double edged sword, one side provides us with instant access to countless resources while the other feeds into our desire to constantly stimulate our brains. It is of upmost importance that attention is brought to this growing epidemic before we reach the point of no return.

Fontana S  on 11/26/2018 3:26:00 PM

To experience the different point of views based on how the technology had an impact in their time of being. Everything that is existed has pro's and con's. Each individual suffer from an addiction to anything that desires them more so this topic is a true way to express their suffrage.

Jesica P  on 11/20/2018 5:11:16 PM

Technology and people, together and flourishing. However there is a darkness in humans that, for some, can only be filled (or ignored) with technology and this leads to an unhealthy dependence that can ruin someone's life. I quite enjoy this topic as I myself spend a lot of time both on and away from my PC. Thank you for this worthwhile experience and opportunity. Jesica Pierce.

Jhire G  on 11/14/2018 3:17:41 PM

People have become so addicted to technology now a days, It is affecting the people because they are not

Daniel P  on 11/14/2018 12:52:58 PM

This topic is a a genuinely important topic to give towards to people in today's society because it is shown in studies that in passing years a lot more people have been more and more attached to their technology. So into writing about this topic it would bring more awareness to the people writing about this essay.

Antonio J  on 11/14/2018 9:28:50 AM

I really hope I win.

Caroline K  on 11/13/2018 5:23:40 PM

Technology is our world. Walking down the street, you don't lock eyes with anyone. Everyone's faces are glued to their screens, unaware of the world around them. So worried about followers, likes, that incoming text message -- what's the point? Do followers measure our importance and value in this world? Soon enough, our screens will be the only thing we see, and we will become numb to our surroundings and the people around us.

Janelle B  on 12/26/2017 2:06:19 PM

I believe this would be a great topic to write about. Due to the fact that with technology has spread in many ways throughout the years so can our writing about the topic.

Alexis  on 12/25/2017 10:47:08 PM

Seeing the faces of people so engaged in their technological devices that the physical world seems irrelevant shows the deepening dependency our world has for technology. Unfortunately, technological advances will only increase, leaving us in need of setting boundaries between devices and reality. This addiction to technology will progressively get worse unless awareness is brought to the issue.

Edward D  on 12/20/2017 10:06:43 AM

I am super excited at the possibility to do even more research about this topic! I know just how addicting technology can be, and that is why I often spend days trying to go 24 hours without my phone. It is hard but so worth it!

Austin H  on 12/15/2017 1:41:03 PM

Our world today depends on technology too much! It is a great asset to have but when used in the wrong context, it can be a handicap to us.

Benjamin B  on 12/14/2017 8:52:01 PM

I see a lot of people at my school that are lost to the outside world because they are so obsessed with technology, and for a while I was one of those people. It is because of this that I know just how important of a topic this is to my generation.

Zachary T  on 12/7/2017 9:33:28 AM

I look forward to writing about this topic. It is an obvious and prevalent topic to write about. It also appears to be entertaining.

Riddhi T  on 12/3/2017 1:58:25 PM

This scholarship shines light on a growing issue in society today, it is important that we do not ignore the negative impacts that technology has on us, and how we must use technology only when it is necessary and to avoid creating a dependency on it.

Thomas S  on 11/28/2017 12:22:55 PM

This looks like a great way to spread awareness about much time the average kid spends on electronic devices

Sydney A  on 11/16/2017 12:50:46 PM

Great way for students to realize how much we are lose ourselves in relying on technology too much

svael p  on 11/15/2017 8:40:15 AM

Love this scholarship, we need more like this one its really intrusting and fun to right about.

Benjamin T  on 11/12/2017 10:25:54 AM

Important topic

Melvin S  on 10/25/2017 9:19:36 PM

Great topic

Shayla C  on 9/19/2017 1:27:47 PM

This was a very eye opening topic, thank you,

Natalya G  on 9/9/2017 11:09:06 AM

What a great opportunity!

9/1/2017 4:46:13 PM

I think this is a very important topic especially to us as young people. I would LOVE to win this scholarship. it will help me with my school a lot. :)

Kaitlyn W  on 1/27/2017 8:44:48 AM

LOVE this topic!

Nicholas C  on 1/24/2017 2:43:56 PM

Yes I did and thank you! It was easy to apply for and it took me a nano second to answer it!!

jerry a  on 1/22/2017 5:38:43 PM

I will love to have this scholarship for college and this will make it real easy for me

Cathelene S  on 1/20/2017 4:58:50 PM

need all the scholarships possible, I will be a first Graduate of a university in my family!

Paulina M  on 1/19/2017 1:50:36 PM

Hopefully I become I finalist.

Marvin D  on 1/16/2017 10:27:17 AM

I think this is kinda easy

Hannah R  on 1/6/2017 3:41:24 PM

I hope I win too :)

Hubert K  on 11/30/2016 10:31:17 AM

I hope I win <3

Tayler G  on 11/3/2016 8:13:11 PM

This will be easy for me to explain in a good essay

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