EDUCATION
March 1, 2021

Healthcare Leaders Scholarship Terms And Conditions

ELIGIBILITY

Only students currently enrolled as High School juniors, seniors, undergraduates, or graduate students may apply for and receive NURSE.ORG’s $1,000 Healthcare Leaders Scholarship. Scholarships may be used only to pay tuition and mandatory fees for the academic semester in which the scholarship is awarded or the immediately following academic year for high school students, and for the immediately following academic semester for college students.

APPLICATION

To apply for the scholarship, students must complete the full scholarship application at www.nurse.org/healthcare-leaders and provide the scholarship selection committee with all of the information required in the application or by the committee. 

SELECTION

A NURSE.ORG Review Panel (the "Panel") will select ten (10) potential finalists (the “Finalists”) from all Eligible Applicants. It is in NURSE.ORG's sole discretion to determine which nominees advance to the voting phase. The final round of judging will be done by an online vote conducted on https://nurse.org and other digital platforms. The Finalist who collects the most votes will be the potential recipient of the NURSE.ORG Healthcare Leaders Scholarship (the "Winner").

Even if a Finalist may appear to be a leader online during the online voting, that Finalist has not yet been declared the Winner. NURSE.ORG shall declare all official Winners. All Finalists are subject to verification by NURSE.ORG and must meet all eligibility requirements including the execution and return of all necessary releases, or they may be disqualified. The decisions of the Panel will be final and binding. If more than one application is received for a particular Eligible Nominee, NURSE.ORG, in its sole discretion, may consider any of the applications for that individual in its judging. Whether an applicant is identified and which applicant is identified, if there are multiple applications for one individual, is in the sole discretion of NURSE.ORG. NURSE.ORG is not bound by any voting or judging mechanism set forth herein as it maintains sole discretion to name Finalists and Winners and provide awards.

NOTIFICATION and PUBLICATION

Some nominees may be notified by phone, email, or postal service and may be required to submit additional information. The Winner will be announced at NURSE.ORG’s discretion. Finalists to be featured online or on-air may be required to sign an affidavit verifying their eligibility in this Awards Program including, but not limited to, liability releases, tax acknowledgment forms and, except where prohibited by law, use of name and likeness releases ("Release Documents") and return such documents within seven (7) days of issuance of notification. Execution of the Release Documents will grant Sponsors the right, unless prohibited by law, to use the individuals' names, voices, likenesses, and any of the material provided by them or about them without compensation, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing the services of the Sponsors, for all matters related to the Healthcare Leaders Scholarship in any medium, throughout the world in perpetuity. Notification and/or the featuring of an applicant in no way conveys that a particular nominee has or will be selected as a Winner. If at any point an applicant becomes ineligible, chooses not to participate in the Healthcare Leaders Scholarship, or is disqualified for any reason, NURSE.ORG reserves the right to select an alternate applicant.

AWARDS

The Winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and may receive additional prizes. 

GENERAL

If, for any reason, the Healthcare Leaders Scholarship is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsors which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Scholarship, NURSE.ORG reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Scholarship. Sponsors assume no responsibility for any error, omissions, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation with transmission, communications, line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or allegation of submissions. Sponsors are not responsible for any problem or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, equipment or software, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, phone lines, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to a participant's computer related to or resulting from participation in this contest. ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE AWARDS PROGRAM IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsors are not responsible for any late, lost, garbled, misdirected, incomplete, or damaged entries; any disruptions, injuries, losses, or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsors; or any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Scholarship. The Sponsors are not in any way responsible or liable for the use of the funds donated or for any damage, loss or injury (including death) resulting from participation in the Scholarship and/or acceptance and use of any awards won.

TERMS

NURSE.ORG will post the scholarship application opening and deadline on its website, and applications will be due at the time indicated by the NURSE.ORG team. Applicant responses to supplemental questions from the selection committee will be due when requested by the committee.

Application submissions and supplemental question responses must be true and complete. All determinations of student eligibility, application or supplemental question completions, scholarship eligibility requirements, and other matters related to the award of scholarships will be made by the selection committee in its sole discretion.  Scholarship program terms are subject to change and administration by NURSE.ORG.

LEGAL

By submitting an application, applicants consent to and authorize the selection committee to conduct such diligence as it may reasonably determine to verify information provided in or related to the student’s application or supplemental questions.  

NURSE.ORG will not share applicant responses and information, including, without limitation, email addresses and other personal information, with its advertising partners and, subject to applicable laws, without the direct consent of the applicant. NURSE.ORG will endeavor to maintain the confidentiality of such information and will not be liable, and applicants release and waive all liability, in connection with any disclosure or security breach relating to such information, unless caused by NURSE.ORG’s gross negligence.

If you have any questions, or if you or your organization want to sponsor the creation of even more NURSE.ORG Scholarships, email [email protected]

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