Simplr is offering a $7,500 scholarship to a passionate and deserving student who submits a winning essay in our specialized scholarship contest encompassing artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain technology and Intellectual Property (IP) law.
In order to apply, please write a 1000-2000 word essay on one of the following topics. Make sure to include why you chose your field of study and how it applies to these future technologies.
- Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), the Internet of Things (IoT), and blockchain technology - Select the field you're most passionate about and explore a specific role you think this technology will play in our future, and how this will effect positive change. Describe the key technological aspects as well as the human element that will likely be involved.
- Commercial AI-generated music and AI-created inventions, for example, are not far off but they will forever change traditional intellectual property concepts. Explore the challenges in attributing and incentivizing the creation of new knowledge when the lines between human/machine creation and open/proprietary data are blurred.
The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates willingness and ability to be a candidate for success in the tech industry. Please note relevant hobbies, projects or extracurricular activities as they will be considered.
Applicants will be scored by senior members of the Simplr team and scholarship sponsors (if applicable). Scoring will be based upon three categories:
- Financial Need
How to Apply:
Please submit your essay and contact information on the application form linked below. Remember to upload both your essay and a copy of your unofficial transcripts.
Timeline and Deadline: We are currently accepting scholarship entries! The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2019.
Eligibility and Requirements:
To be eligible for our scholarship contest you must be currently enrolled full time at an accredited community college, college or university, or accredited law school, and will be enrolled in the Fall of 2019. International students and students studying under the DACA program are eligible. Students with full academic scholarships are not eligible to enter this contest.
Proof of Enrollment: Please provide a digital copy of your unofficial transcript as proof of enrollment. (You will need to submit by mail an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.)
Additionally, you must:
- Verify you have read and understand the Simplr Artificial Intelligence and Technology Scholarship requirements
- Submit your entry (only one entry per student is permitted) by the December 31, 2019 deadline.
The winner will be selected by January 31, 2020. The winner will be notified by phone or email on or before this date. Scholarship funds will be distributed by February 28, 2020.
Description of Award Monies
The award winner understands and accepts that the scholarship award monies will be sent directly to the winner’s school and shall be used only for tuition and education-related purposes.
DISCLAIMER: The scholarship listed on this page is not affiliated with East Georgia State College and does not constitute endorsement by EGSC of the scholarship being offered or any organizations mentioned. Scholarships listed are for informational purposes only. It is the student’s responsibility to verify all information related to the scholarship application, including any requirements and related deadlines.