1. To receive a scholarship payment, you must meet the eligibility requirements.  If you do not meet the eligibility criteria at the time of assessment and/or awarding, your scholarship will be terminated. 
  2. Winners shall be required to provide proof of eligibility (satisfactory to Excedr), a Social Security number or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number to Excedr, Inc. or its designee, for issuance of a 1099 Form where appropriate. All federal, state, local and other taxes and charges on prizes will be the sole responsibility of the contestant.
  3. All applications must be thoroughly and accurately completed, and the application and essay must be timely submitted to Excedr.
  4. The essay must be solely the work of the contestant.
  5. Decisions of the judges are final and at the sole discretion of Excedr, Inc.
  6. Employees of Excedr, Inc., their boards of directors and immediate family members are not eligible for this essay contest.
  7. All submissions become property of the Excedr Inc to use, edit, publish, reproduce or distribute as it sees fit in its sole discretion, although authorship may be acknowledged.
  8. Excedr employees will judge the essays and determine the winner of the scholarship contest.  Essays will be judged subjectively based on demonstrated knowledge and clear representation of the applicant’s research area; presentation of creative future applications of research, as well as essay clarity and grammar. Essays will not be judged based on applicant identity, lab affiliation, or research subject area.
  9. By accepting a prize, winners grant to Excedr, Inc. the right to use their names and biographical information in promotional materials without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law
  10. If there are changes to these Rules, they will be sent by email and will be considered read and accepted by the contestant. If they are not acceptable, the contestant may withdraw from this essay contest.
  11. Any dispute arising from this contest will be determined according to the law of the State of California, without reference to its conflict of law principles. The contestant’s participation in the contest shall constitute consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the City and County of San Francisco., and agreement that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.
  12. Termination.  Grounds for terminating a scholarship include:
    • Discontinuing your current STEM graduate program or failing to enroll in a program.
    • Failing to meet the eligibility criteria and the terms and conditions of the scholarship.
    • Providing false or misleading information when applying for the scholarship or once accepted into the scholarship program.
    • Being suspended or expelled for misconduct from any college or university in which you were enrolled or are currently enrolled.
    • Plagiarizing any part of your essay submission.

Privacy & Confidentiality

Excedr will ask for information from you which it will use for purposes of determining your eligibility to receive a scholarship. We will also use your personal information as follows:

  • For research, analysis, modeling, and product development related to our existing and future business ventures and programs. We may publish the results of our research, but we will not publish personally identifiable information about you as part of the publication.
  • As required by applicable laws, regulations and court orders, and requests from law enforcement.
  • For security or the prevention, detection, or investigation of fraud, suspected or actual illegal activity, or other misconduct.
  • To establish or defend legal claims and allegations.
  • To seek advice from lawyers, auditors and other professional advisers.

We do not sell personal information to third parties for advertising or marketing products and services to you, or to third parties whose purpose in acquiring the information is to sell your personal information to others for advertising or marketing purposes.