Thank you to all of the schools that participated in this year’s Scholar Dollars Grant program. The 20 winning schools listed below received the most votes and will receive grants ranging from $5,000-$25,000 for programs aimed at enriching the experience of their students.
ScholarShare 529 Scholar Dollars Grant Program Contest Rules
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
The Scholar Dollars Grant Program begins at 8:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on February 1, 2017 and ends at 8:00 PM PT on March 24, 2017
*The Contest duration includes two periods:
8:00 AM PT on February 1, 2017 through 8:00 PM PT on February 22, 2017
8:00 AM PT on March 1, 2017 through 8:00 PM PT on March 24, 2017.
Winners will be determined on April 3, 2017.
Sponsor: ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan
Administrator: Rogers Finn Partners
Contest is open to public and charter schools in the State of California (“Entrant”) that 1) serve students in 8th grade and/or lower and are in one of the following school structures:
- Kindergarten – 6th Grade Public and Charter Schools
- Kindergarten – 8th Grade Public and Charter Schools
- 6th Grade – 8th Grade Public and Charter Schools
- 7th Grade – 8th Grade Public and Charter Schools
and 2) are willing and able to participate in advertising and other promotional events as described in the section entitled Publicity Release below. All Entrants must be registered for the Contest by an authorized official of the administration or faculty of the Entrant (the “Registrant”) that 1) is at least 18 years of age or older, and 2) is willing and able to participate in advertising and other promotional events on behalf of the Entrant as described in the section entitled Publicity Release below.
20 Winners will be determined based on the number of votes each qualified Entrant accumulates during the Voting Period. Winners in each School Category will receive one (1) of the following 20 prizes outlined below (each and collectively, the “Prize”). One (1) prize per Winner.
*Pursuant to the CA Department of Education 2015-2016 school enrollment data available at http://dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/.
How to Enter
To enter, Registrant on behalf of the Entrant must submit one (1) Official Entry Form through myscholardollars.com. Official Entry Forms are available at myscholardollars.com. No hard-copy forms will be provided or accepted. Registrant on behalf of the Entrant must complete and submit the Official Entry Form online (providing all required information). Entries and votes in contravention of the Official Rules, or entries or votes generated by a script, macro or other automated means, will be disqualified. Incomplete entries or illegible entries are void. All entries for the Contest must be received within the Registration Period. Administrator or Sponsor reserves the right to extend the Contest Period, Registration Period and/or Voting Period at any time.
During the Registration Period, Registrants may submit a complete Official Entry Form. Required information include the Entrant’s information (name, school category, school district, school ID, school email address, school address, school phone number, description of anticipated use of grant funds if a Winner) and the Registrant’s information (name, position/title, email address, phone number). All contact information provided must be current, accurate and valid. Entries must be submitted via the Official Entry Form at myscholardollars.com within the Registration Period. No other methods of delivery will be accepted. Administrator or Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant that Administrator or Sponsor believes to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or violating these Official Rules.
- Stage One: Verify Registration: All qualified entries will be reviewed, including the eligibility of Entrant and Registrant.
- Stage Two: Public Voting: Information provided by the Registrant on behalf of the qualified Entrants will be posted on an individual webpage developed for that qualified Entrant at myscholardollars.com. The public may submit votes for Entrants during the Voting Period. Voters must be at least 18 of age and provide all required information. No more than one vote per email address per day will be accepted.
- Stage Three: Votes Tallied: Following the Voting Period, votes will be tallied by the Administrator and Winners will be determined.
General Prize Restrictions/Verification
Winner will be responsible for all federal, state and local taxes applicable to acceptance and use of the Prize, including income taxes, if any, and may be required to provide their Social Security Number or Federal Taxpayer Identification Number for tax-reporting purposes. Any and all costs associated with acceptance, including use of the Prize will be the sole responsibility of Winner. No transfer or substitution of the Prize is permitted, except by Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute the Prize, in whole or in part, for one of comparable or greater value due to unavailability for any reason, as solely determined by Sponsor. The Prize, and all elements thereof, are subject to availability. The Prize is awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). Acceptance, participation in and/or use of the Prize is at Winner’s sole risk and Contest Entities are not responsible for any damages whatsoever including special, indirect, or consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the use and/or misuse of the Prize. Winner will be notified by e-mail and/or phone. Winner must complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability & Publicity Release form. If Winner fails to complete, sign, and return the Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability & Publicity Release form within ten (10) days on notification attempt by Administrator, the Prize will be forfeited and the runner-up Winner may be selected by Administrator within ten (10) days.
By accepting a Prize, Winner grants to Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective affiliated companies, agents, marketing partners, and representatives (each and collectively, “Contest Entities”) the right, except where prohibited by law, to use his or her name, likeness, picture, address (city and state), voice, biographical information, and written or oral statements for advertising and promotional purposes in promoting the Sponsor and their products, Web sites, the Event, and/or this Contest or succeeding Contest. Winner shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation or right of publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration or use in composite form of his or her name, picture, likeness, address (city and state), email address, biographical information or Official Entry Form, including Facebook “Like” and content. The rights granted under this paragraph shall extend to Contest Entities with respect to all Entrants in the Contest.
By participating in the Contest, Entrant and Winner: (a) release, indemnify and hold harmless Contest Entities (“Released Parties”) from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by their participation, including the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize; and (b) acknowledge that the Released Parties have neither made, nor are in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize, including, but not limited to, its quality or availability. Neither Released Parties, nor any service providers are responsible for late, lost or misdirected entries, or for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human or other error, technical malfunctions, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or Web site, or any other error or malfunction, or for any injury or damage to Winner’s, Entrant’s, or any other person’s computer, or for any other error related to or resulting from participation in this Contest, whether computer, technical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or malfunctions that may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the drawing of entries, the announcement of a prize or winner, or creation of any Contest-related materials.
By entering this Contest, Entrant and Winner agree to the following Statement: I expressly understand and waive Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California which provides substantially as follows:
“A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH DEBTOR.”
Entrant and Winner expressly waive the provisions of this Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO TAMPER WITH THE SELECTION PROCESS OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Administrator’s or Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of being executed as planned, or unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of Entrant, Winner or voter, or technical failures or any other causes that in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any suspect vote, entry or Entrant and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In the event of any cancellation, termination or suspension, notice thereof will be posted at myscholardollars.com and determination of a Winner may be made from among all eligible, non-suspect entries and votes received as of the date of the termination, cancellation or suspension, as Sponsor determines in their sole discretion. Entries or votes not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification.
Except where prohibited, Entrant and Winner agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or in connection with, the Contest or the Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the Superior Court of California in Sacramento; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards on behalf of Entrant or Winner shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, if any, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees, and in no event to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250); and (c) under no circumstances will the Entrant or Winner be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant and Winner hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, Entrant’s or Winner’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor or Administrator in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict-of-law rules (whether of the state of California or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of California. Notwithstanding anything stated herein, it is understood that Contest Entities shall not be construed to have waived any rights or defenses of sovereign immunity that each may have with respect to all matters arising out of the Official Rules, or Entrant’s or Winner’s participation in the Contest. Contest Entities hereby reserve all immunities, defenses, rights or actions arising out of its sovereign status or under California state law and the Eleventh Amendment to the United States Constitution, and no waiver of any such immunities, defenses, rights or actions shall be implied or otherwise deemed to exist by participation in the Contest and enforcement of the Official Rules, by any express or implied provision of the Official Rules, or by any actions or omissions to act of Contest Entities, whether taken pursuant hereto, prior to or after an Entrant’s or Winner’s participation in the Contest.
Public Records Act and Information Practices Act of 1977
ScholarShare 529 is subject to the California Public Records Act (Government Code section 6250 et seq.) and the Information Practices Act of 1977. Entrant’s, Winner’s, and voter’s names and other information may be subject to disclosure to the public. Administrator will maintain records of the Contest for at least two (2) years. Entrant, Winner, and voter have the right of access to Contest records which may be obtained by contacting:
Adam Robles, Associate Vice President
Rogers Finn Partners
1875 Century Park East, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90067
To receive a copy of Winner results or Official Rules, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31, 2017.
Consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing in the ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan. Please visit www.ScholarShare.com for a Plan Disclosure Booklet with this and more information. Read it carefully.
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Account value in the Investment Options is not guaranteed and will fluctuate based upon a number of factors, including general market conditions.
The tax information herein is not intended to be used, and cannot be used, by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties. Taxpayers should seek advice based on their own particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor.
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