How will I receive the scholarship money if I win?
The scholarship money will be sent directly to your school to be applied to your tuition.
What is the essay question?
Please submit an essay of 500 words or less addressing the following question:
What do you wish the American people better understood about military service or military families?
Do you have any tips on how to win?
Double check your spelling and grammar. Keep your essay focused on the topic required. For more writing tips, check out How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay via the Course Hero Blog.
How will I know if I won?
We’ll contact winners via the email you provided by February 3, 2020.
Who is eligible?
Anyone 16 years of age or older, who is defined as a Veteran under Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations, who either plans to attend or is currently attending an accredited college or university. For a full list of accredited schools, please visit ope.ed.gov/accreditation.
How often can I apply?
You can apply once every application period.
Do you have any other scholarships?
Yes! We have a number of other scholarship opportunities to help you pay for school. Learn more here.
How will I be judged?
Applicants will be assessed based on the quality of their essay responses, as long as they meet all the other requirements for applying. One or more judges from Course Hero shall read each of the eligible Contest entries and select a winning response. The Judge(s) shall base their decision on the following criteria: sincerity, creativity, thoughtfulness, and factual credibility. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries and the quality of your response as evaluated by the Course Hero Judge(s). The Contest will be conducted under the supervision of Course Hero. The decisions of Course Hero are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest.
What is Course Hero?
Course Hero helps empower students and educators to succeed! Discover the largest online library of study resources like notes, test prep materials and study guides—or get personalized help from our online tutors, 24/7. Learn more here.
Who do I contact if there’s a technical issue with my application?
For any questions or technical issues, please visit our support page. We’ll be happy to help!
Do I have to be a Course Hero member to apply?
To apply for any Course Hero scholarships, you’re required to sign up for a free account. However, no purchase is necessary, and you don’t have to upgrade your membership unless you want to.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The Course Hero, Inc. Veteran Hero 2019 Scholarship Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Course Hero, Inc. (“Course Hero”).
COURSE HERO 2019 Veteran Scholarship
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The Course Hero, Inc. 2019 Veteran Scholarship (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Course Hero, Inc., having an address of 2000 Seaport Blvd. Third Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063 (“Course Hero”).
Subject to these Official Rules, the Contest is open only to permanent legal U.S. residents physically residing in the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia, who: (i) are retired, honorably discharged or active duty service members of any branch of the United States military, including the United States Army and Reserves, United States Navy and Reserves, United States Air Force and Reserves, United States Marine Corps and Reserves, United States Coast Guard and Reserves, the National Guard and Air National Guard, or spouses, children or family members of such service members; (ii) are at least 16 years old as of the date of entry; (iii) are currently enrolled full-time or part-time in a two-year or four-year accredited undergraduate or graduate college or university, or vocational, technical or private career institution in the United States, as listed on the U.S. Department of Education website, available at http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx; (iv) have a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent); and (v) are registered Course Hero users who have submitted an entry at https://www.coursehero.com/scholarships/ by submitting a written response to the Contest question. The response must be limited to 500 words or less. Minors between the ages of 16 and 17 (inclusive) must first obtain the consent of their parent or legal guardian to enter. Scholarship awards will not be paid to institutions outside the U.S. Employees of Course Hero and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Contest, and their immediate family members or household members are not eligible to participate in or win the Contest. THE CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW OR WHERE BONDING, REGISTRATION, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE REQUIRED BUT HAVE NOT BEEN MET, OR WHERE THE METHODS OF ENTRY SET FORTH BELOW WOULD BE DEEMED CONSIDERATION. ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS APPLY.
Course Hero will post one question online at https://www.coursehero.com/scholarships/ and allow registered, eligible entrants up to 500 words to submit a written response. Course Hero will select one winner with the best response from among all Contest entrants. The Contest winner will receive a $5,000 (USD) scholarship (the “Scholarship”).
The Contest will begin at 12:01 am PST on August 12, 2019, and will end at 11:59 pm PST on December 31st, 2019 (“Entry Period”). The deadline to submit entries for the Contest will be displayed on the Contest entry page. Once the Entry Period has passed, no further entries for the Contest will be accepted. Course Hero will announce the winner on social media and/or its website by February 3, 2020. Course Hero reserves the right to change any beginning or end dates of the Contest at any time. Course Hero also reserves the right to discontinue the Contest at any time.
HOW TO ENTER:
Course Hero expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entries that it believes in good faith are generated by an automated means or scripts, or that are the result of plagiary. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. By entering, you agree to accept and be bound by all terms and conditions in these Official Rules.
SELECTION OF WINNERS:
One or more judges from Course Hero shall read each of the eligible Contest entries and select a winning response. The Judge(s) shall base their decision on the following criteria: sincerity, creativity, thoughtfulness, and factual credibility. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries and the quality of your response as evaluated by the Course Hero Judge(s). The Contest will be conducted under the supervision of Course Hero. The decisions of Course Hero are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest.
To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Rules, within six (6) months after the end of the Entry Period, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Course Hero, Inc., 2000 Seaport Blvd. Third Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063, Attn: “Course Hero, Inc. 2019 Veteran Scholarship Contest Winner’s List” and specify the month(s) for which you wish to receive such information.
The Contest winner will receive a $5,000 Scholarship to be applied toward tuition at the college or university in which they are enrolled. In no event shall Course Hero be obligated to award any prizes other than the Scholarship specified in these Official Rules. The Scholarships are non-transferable and no substitutions (including, without limitation, for cash) are permitted. The winner shall be solely responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes, and any other costs and expenses, associated with the Scholarships.
CLAIMING YOUR SCHOLARSHIP:
The Contest winner will be notified by email and/or phone; provided, however, that Course Hero reserves the right to determine an alternate method of notification. Failure to provide accurate contact information may result in disqualification, and if unable to contact the winner within 72 hours, Course Hero may in its discretion award a Scholarship to any other eligible contestant.
Scholarships will be awarded to the winner and paid directly to their accredited college, university or institution for tuition for the semester following their win. The winner is required to provide Course Hero with the following information if requested:
Your Course Hero username and profile URL;
Your residential address and phone number;
Your student identification card at your enrolled college or university;
Your current or most recent transcript from your enrolled college or university;
Contact and mailing information for your college’s or university’s financial aid office.
No payment of any Scholarship will be granted until Course Hero is able to verify with the winner's financial aid department that you are enrolled at the institution. The winner must cooperate with Course Hero and their institution in filing or providing any necessary paperwork or other materials or signatures deemed necessary by Course Hero or the institution in their discretion to process the Scholarship. Any Scholarship won by an eligible minor will be awarded in the name of a parent or legal guardian. Course Hero may, in its sole discretion, decline to award payment of the Scholarship in the case of a winner's failure to provide information in a timely fashion requested by Course Hero or the institution, or if the student's enrollment lapses for any reason.
Course Hero will pay the Scholarship directly to the U.S. accredited college or university of the eligible winner in one lump sum. No Scholarship moneys will be paid directly to the winner. Course Hero has the sole discretion and final word over the timing and manner of any scholarship payments. The winner will be responsible for providing a letter of enrollment from the college or university where the Scholarship will be directed.
GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES:
By entering the Contest or accepting a Scholarship, you agree to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return (and winning may be conditioned upon the winner executing and returning) to Course Hero, within ten (10) business days, an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release drafted by Course Hero to be eligible for the Scholarship or an alternate winner will be selected. The winner may be required in Course Hero’s sole discretion to complete relevant tax forms as a condition to the delivery of the Scholarship. The winner may also be required to furnish proof of identity, address and birth date in order to receive a Scholarship.
Unless prohibited by applicable law, your submission of an entry to the Contest or acceptance of a Scholarship constitutes your permission to use your name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state), testimonials, and any other information provided to Course Hero in connection with the Contest in all media, in perpetuity, in any manner Course Hero deems appropriate for publicity purposes without any compensation to such entrant or any review or approval rights, notifications, or permissions; and constitutes your consent to disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties (including, without limitation, placing the winner’s name on a winner’s list).
An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Contest if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of Course Hero. Participation in the Contest is at entrant’s own risk. Course Hero shall not be liable for: (1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner in connection with an entry; (2) entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind; (3) any electronic miscommunications or failures, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant's ability to participate in the Contest; (4) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer or mobile device related to or resulting from downloading any application or otherwise in connection with this Contest; or (5) any warranty with respect to any Scholarship or any component thereof. THE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AWARDED “AS IS” AND COURSE HERO DOES NOT MAKE ANY, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE SCHOLARSHIPS.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE HEREIN OR OTHERWISE, COURSE HERO AND/OR ITS VENDORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR OBLIGATED WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT OR UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR (A) ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE, GOODWILL, OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS), (B) DATA LOSS OR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, AND/OR (C) ANY MATTER BEYOND SUCH PARTIES’ REASONABLE CONTROL.
By entering the Contest, you agree to and hereby do release and hold harmless Course Hero and its respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives from any damage, injury, death, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability (collectively, “Claims”) that may arise from your acceptance, possession and/or use of any awarded Scholarship or your participation in this Contest, regardless of whether such Claims, or knowledge of the facts constituting such Claims, exist at the time of entry or arise at any time thereafter. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest or with Course Hero’s website may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Course Hero reserves the right to modify these Official Rules in any way or at any time. Course Hero reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Contest. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Course Hero shall promptly post a notice on Course Hero’s website to such effect. This Contest shall be governed by California law, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. By participating in this Contest, you agree that any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Contest shall be determined by binding arbitration only in San Mateo County, CA, by and under the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Course Hero may seek equitable relief in any court of competent jurisdiction. If any provision of these rules is held to be illegal or unenforceable, such provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these rules otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.