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$5,000 Liberty University Scholarship Giveaway
Sponsored by Liberty University
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
OPEN ONLY TO ELIGIBLE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO, AS OF THE TIME OF ENTRY, ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND WHO HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY ENROLLED IN LIBERTY UNIVERSITY. IF UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN (18), PARTICIPANT WILL NEED A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN'S CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE
VOID IN FLORIDA, PUERTO RICO, AND ALL JURISDICTIONS OTHER THAN THOSE STATED ABOVE AND WHERE PROHIBITED, TAXED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
SPONSOR. Liberty University 1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24502 (“Sponsor”) is the Sponsor and operator of the $5,000 Liberty University Scholarship Giveaway (the “Promotion”) and is solely responsible for its administration and fulfillment. You agree to look solely to the Sponsor for any claim relating to the Promotion. All inquiries regarding the Promotion should be directed to the Sponsor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, excluding Florida, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and who have not previously enrolled in Liberty University. If under the age of eighteen (18), Participant will need a parent or legal guardian's consent to participate. Officers, directors, contractors, representatives, agents, and employees of Sponsor, Liberty University, and their corporate parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Promotion (Sponsor, collectively with the foregoing, the “Promotion Parties”) and members of their immediate families (i.e. spouses, parents, children, siblings, and “steps” of each) and all those persons living in the same household of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win the Promotion. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. The Promotion is void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.
Promotion is only open to those who are applying, have applied, or are planning to apply to Liberty University.
By participating in the Promotion, participant fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these official rules (“Official Rules”) and by the decisions of Sponsor in all matters relating to the Promotion.
The Promotion begins at 12:00:00 am ET on October 1, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 pm ET on June 15, 2019 (“Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Promotion.
HOW TO ENTER.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY AND NO ENTRY FEE, PAYMENT OR PROOF OF PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE.
You may use one of three (3) methods to enter the Promotion:
- You can enter automatically by completing an online entry form and subsequently applying, being accepted, and completing a financial check-in process, all as further described below.
- You may visit the "Liberty University" sponsor table during the Entry Period at the event to complete your online entry form via a mobile device provided by the university.
- You can enter for free by submitting a postal mail entry in accordance with the instructions below. Participants who enter by mail are not required to apply to or enroll in Liberty University, register for classes, pay any fees, or complete the financial check-in process as a condition of entry.
All methods of entry will be treated as equal entries and none of the methods will improve or harm your chances of winning the Promotion.
Whichever entry method you choose, you must be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted with your entry. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person to whom the e-mail address is assigned by an internet service provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. In the event of a discrepancy between the identity of the authorized account holder, the “winner,” and the participant, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine whether the entry is valid or to declare the entry invalid and select the potential winner based on a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries submitted during the Entry Period.
Regardless of the entry method you use to enter the Promotion, a maximum of one (1) entry per person may be submitted for the entire Entry Period. Any attempt by an participant to obtain more than one (1) entry by using multiple/different identities, or any other methods, will void that person’s entries and may result in his or her disqualification from the Promotion.
Compliance with the entry requirements and all other aspect of these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entries that violate, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, these Official Rules will be disqualified from the Promotion.
Method 1: Online Entry Submission, Application, and Enrollment in Liberty University’s Residential Program
During the Entry Period, you can enter the Promotion by completing all of the following steps:
Step 1: Access the online entry form at https://www.liberty.edu/ms/humbletip/, complete the form by accurately inputting all requested information and submit the form by June 15, 2019. By submitting an online entry form, you agree that Liberty University and its representatives may contact you using any email address, telephone number or postal address you provide (including via email and autodialed calls and text messages) to explore your interest in furthering your education.
Step 2: Apply to an undergraduate Liberty University Residential Program that is not a certificate program by 11:59:59pm ET on June 15, 2019.
Step 3: Be accepted by Liberty University and Complete Financial Check-in at full-time status or submit confirmation deposit by 11:59:59pm on June 15, 2019.
Method 2: Visiting the "Liberty University" Sponsor Table
During the event, you may visit the "Liberty University" sponsor's table to complete your online entry form via a device provided by the university.
Method 3: Mail-In Entry
To participate in the Promotion without entering online, applying, or enrolling at Liberty University, paying any fees or making any purchase, during the Entry Period, legibly hand print your full name, complete postal address (including zip code), home telephone number, e-mail address, and the phrase “$5,000 Scholarship Giveaway Entry” on a 3 ½” x 5” card and mail it, with proper postage affixed, to Liberty University, 1971 University Boulevard, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by June 15, 2019 and received by June 21, 2019.
Limit of one (1) mail-in entry card per outer stamped envelope. The Promotion Parties assume no responsibility for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, illegible or postage-due entries or mail, all of which will be void. No mechanically reproduced entries permitted. All entries become the property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.
ODDS OF WINNING.
The odds of winning the Promotion depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION.
On or about June 21, 2019, one (1) potential winner will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received. Sponsor will notify the potential winner on or about June 25, 2019, via the e-mail address or telephone number included with his or her entry.
The winner will be publicly announced or about June 28, 2019. (“Public Announcement Date”)
The potential winner is subject to verification of eligibility, including verification of age, residency, and confirmation that he or she has not previously been enrolled in Liberty University.
If the potential winner (i) is determined to be ineligible or otherwise disqualified by Sponsor or (ii) fails to respond to Sponsor’s first winner notification message within two business days of notification or after three (3) attempts (whichever occurs first), Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify that potential winner and select a substitute potential winner based upon a random drawing from among all other eligible entries received during the Entry Period. This process may be repeated up to two (2) times after which, if the prize remains unclaimed, the prize will not be awarded and will remain the property of the Sponsor.
One (1) winner will win a tuition scholarship for $5,000 to be applied toward the tuition cost of attending Liberty University’s Residential Program. The prize scholarship will be applied by the Sponsor to the winner's student account at Liberty University. The total value of all prizes offered in the Promotion is $5,000.
The prize must be used by the winner for one of Liberty University’s Residential Programs during any term of the winner’s choice between Fall 2019 and Spring 2021. If winner elects not to enroll in Liberty University’s Residential Program and attend as a full-time student during one of the terms described above winner forfeits all interest in the prize.
The prize is non-transferable and no prize substitution is permitted, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. If the prize is unavailable for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute the prize with one of comparable or greater retail value.
Because the prize is a scholarship to Liberty University, it is only valuable to those who are applying, have applied, or are planning to apply to Liberty University.
Except where prohibited, the potential winner must sign and return, within seven (7) days of being notified, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release and a W-9 tax form in order to be declared the final winner and claim the prize. If the potential winner fails to sign and return the foregoing documents within the required time period, the prize will be forfeited and a substitute winner may be selected based upon a random drawing from among all other eligible Promotion entries received during the Entry Period.
The winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099 in the amount of the value of the prize stated in these Official Rules. While some scholarships are tax free, the winner should consult with a professional tax advisor about whether he or she may owe taxes on the prize. To view IRS requirements, please visit: http://www.irs.gov. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES, AND ANY OTHER COSTS AND EXPENSES, ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
Right to use WINNER’S name, likeness, AND BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION.
Except where prohibited by law, by entering the Promotion and accepting the prize, the winner grants to Sponsor, Liberty University, their respective affiliates, successors and assigns, and others that Sponsor may designate from time to time, the unconditional right, license and permission to use the winner’s name, likeness, and biographical information worldwide, in any media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, on a royalty-free basis, without further compensation or right of approval, in order to publicize the Promotion and for any other promotional, advertising, publicity or trade purpose.
Limitations of Liability of Promotion parties.
The Promotion Parties assume no liability and are not responsible for, and by entering the Promotion you hereby waive and release the Promotion Parties from, any actions, claims, damages, losses or injuries of any kind (collectively “Claims”) arising in connection with the Promotion and/or the receipt, use or misuse of any prize, including without limitation, Claims relating to: (i) lost, late, incomplete, corrupted, stolen, misdirected, illegible or postage-due entries or mail; (ii) the malfunction of any computer, telephone, network, satellite, hardware, software or communications line; (iii) unauthorized human intervention; (iv) incorrect, delayed or inaccurate capture of entries, prize claims or other information relating to the Promotion, or the failure to capture any such information; (v) damage to any person’s computer or mobile device; or (vi) any errors in these Official Rules, entry forms, winner notifications or other announcements or communications relating to the Promotion. In the event of any ambiguity or error(s) in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to clarify or modify these Official Rules however it deems appropriate to correct any such ambiguity or error(s). If due to an error or for any other reason, more legitimate prize claims are received than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to award only a single scholarship prize in a random drawing from among all verified and legitimate prize claims received. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes (i.e., one scholarship prize) be awarded.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT A PARTICIPANT, TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND PURSUE ALL OTHER REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor may prohibit a participant from participating in the Promotion or winning the prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said participant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other participants or any Promotion Parties.
Sponsor’s Reservation of Rights.
If the Promotion is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to a force majeure event or infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, suspend, or cancel the Promotion. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select a potential winner from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to cancellation. All Promotion materials are subject to verification and are void if (a) not obtained through legitimate channels in accordance with these Official Rules, (b) any part is counterfeited, altered, illegible, reproduced, tampered with or otherwise irregular, (c) obtained where prohibited, or (d) they contain printing, typographical, mechanical or other errors.
THE PROMOTION IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAW PRINCIPLES.
Privacy/use of PARTICIPANT data by sponsor and liberty university.
For the name of the winner, send an email to email@example.com. Requests must be received no later than sixty (60) days after the Public Announcement Date.
NO WAIVER/SEVERABILITY/RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE PROMOTION.
Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Promotion at any time.