Made By Girls Scholarship

Become a Made By Girls Scholar

In 2016, our first class of MBG scholars had the chance to fuel their passions for technology as they explored STEM topics from programming to 3D modeling for wearable technology and fashion design. Students were empowered by our esteemed roster of MBG role models including musician Divinity Roxx and WB animator Anand Duncan. They attended our camps at Stanford, Northwestern, University of Toronto, and NYU, broadening their horizons and making new friends along the way.

On May 1st, 2017, we’ll be announcing 5 new MBG Scholars for the upcoming summer. This year’s applicants created a 90 second video or wrote a 500-1200 word essay, responding to the prompt: “I want to be a Made By Girls Scholar because…” The application period closed on April 15, 2017.

Meet the Scholars

Meet the incredible young women who were selected as our 2016 MBG Scholars.

Made By Girls Scholar Landri D.

Landri

Dyer, IN

Enobong

Brocktown, MA

Kaylee

Sherman Oaks, CA

Kimora

Hayward, CA

Scholarship Details

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

Students ages 8 – 17 who identify as female and reside in the United States or Canada.

Scholarship Timeline

Entry Period: February 1, 2017 through April 15, 2017 at 11:59pm PDT. 

Judging Panel: Finalists will be graded by a panel of judges from Digital Media Academy.

Winners Announced: The winners will be contacted on or before April 21, 2017 and announced on the Digital Media Academy website after being accepted.

Entry Guidelines

Submitting a Video

Participants may create and submit a short video. We want to know more about you. Videos should show why joining Made By Girls will make a positive impact on your life and how particular course relates to your interests and long-term goals. What would joining us this summer mean to you?

  1. Video entry should be uploaded to the Internet (i.e., YouTube on Vimeo) along with the completion of an online entry form.
  2. The length of the video should not exceed 90 seconds.
  3. Entries may be submitted through the website starting on February 1, 2017. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm (Pacific Time, US) on April 15, 2017. Winners will be selected and contacted by April 21, 2017.
  4. No copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this contest.
  5. A submission may not contain offensive, libelous, sexually explicit, disparaging or other inappropriate content and may not defame or otherwise violate the rights, copyrights, trademarks, or rights of publicity, privacy, or reputation of any third party.
  6. All portions of the online entry form must be completed when you upload your video for it to be eligible.
  7. All submissions need to include a Parental Release Form, completed and returned with Parental signature.
  8. Ownership of the underlying intellectual property of the project remains with the entrant, with the following exceptions:
  9. Entrants grant Digital Media Academy the right to use their names, photographs, statements, quotes, testimonials, and video submissions for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes without notification or further compensation.
  10. Entrants also grant Digital Media Academy the right to use, reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, and/or display the entrant’s project video without further compensation or notification to the entrant.
  11. Digital Media Academy maintains the right to reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display, or exhibit the project for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes on their website, at conferences, or at any other venues.
  12. By accepting the prizes, winners agree to hold Digital Media Academy and all Digital Media Academy employees harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of such prizes. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused from participation in the contest or use/redemption of any prize.
  13. Entrants agree to be bound by the official contest rules and decisions of the judges.
  14. The judges’ decision is final and is based on our Judging Rubric.
    • Tier One: Does the video follow the guidelines? (Yes/No)
      1. Does the video run within the 90-second time limit? Yes
      2. Are any copyrighted materials used in the video? No
      3. Did the student complete all necessary forms (online entry form, parental release form)? Yes
    • Tier Two: Quality of the Video
      1. DId the video describe what the entrant wants to explore in tech? Yes
      2. Did the video showcase how the class(es) will positively impact the entrant’s life? Yes
      3. Does the video express the entrant’s personality and goals? Yes8. The only compensation for submitting a video is the opportunity to be awarded a scholarship if the entry wins.

Additional Requirements and Disclaimers

Submitting a video to this competition does not guarantee that the Submission will be displayed or used by Digital Media Academy. Prize value cannot be be applied to any other courses, cannot be returned or redeemed for cash.

Use by Digital Media Academy of a Submission does not necessarily reflect the views of the Digital Media Academy, and in no event shall Digital Media Academy assume or have any responsibility or liability for any Submission, in whole or in part, or for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from the use and/or appearance of any Submission or the contents thereof.

Digital Media Academy reserves the right to refuse any Submission in its sole discretion. Digital Media Academy also reserves the right at any time during the competition to remove or disqualify any Submission when it believes in its sole discretion that the entrant has: (i) infringed any third party’s copyright; (ii) failed to comply with these Terms and Conditions; or (iii) failed to obtain the necessary consents as set out in these terms and conditions.

YouTube and Vimeo are not affiliated in any way with Digital Media Academy, and Digital Media Academy does not assume any responsibility or liability for an entrant’s participation in or use of any third-party website.

Digital Media Academy shall not be liable for any claims, costs, liabilities, damages, expenses, and losses arising out of (i) Digital Media Academy’s use of the Submission; (ii) the entrant’s participation in the competition; (iii) technical failures of any kind including but not limited to problems or delays arising from software or equipment malfunctions or computer viruses; and (iv) any events outside Digital Media Academy’s reasonable control.

Any entrant who supplies false information, enters the Made By Girls Scholarship by fraudulent means, or is otherwise determined to be in violation of the eligibility criteria or terms of the Made By Girls Scholarship shall be ineligible for any prize and shall be required to forfeit any prize obtained based on such information or means.

Parental Release form must be completed in order to be considered for the scholarship.

Submitting an Essay

Participants may create and submit an original essay of 500 – 1,200 words. We want to know more about you. Your essay should describe how joining Made By Girls would make a positive impact on your life and how a particular course relates to your interests and long-term goals. What would joining us this summer mean to you?

  1. All entrants must fill out an online entry form.
  2. All submissions must be original work, have a title, and include a word count.
  3. All entrants are to be in English and submitted as an attachment to MBGScholarship@digitalmediaacademy.org.
  4. Entries must be typed, double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman or an equivalent font with a one-inch margin on all sides of the page.
  5. Essays need to be submitted either in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Portable Document Format (pdf).
  6. Entries will be accepted via the entry form starting February 1, 2017. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm (Pacific Time, US) on April 15, 2017. Winners will be contacted no later than April 21, 2017.
  7. This contest is open to all female students who are between the ages of 8 – 17 and reside in the United States or Canada.
  8. A submission may not contain offensive, libelous, sexually explicit, disparaging or other inappropriate content and may not defame or otherwise violate the rights, copyrights, trademarks, or rights of publicity, privacy, or reputation of any third party.
  9. All submissions include a Parental Release Form which must be completed and returned with Parental signature.
  10. The judges’ decision is final and is based on our Judging Rubric.
    1. Tier One: Does the essay follow the guidelines? (Yes/No)
      1. Does the essay word count fall within the 500 – 1,200 word limit? Yes.
      2. Are any copyrighted materials used? No.
      3. Did the student complete all necessary forms (online entry form, parental release form)? Yes.
    2. Tier Two: Quality of the Essay and Story
      1. Did the essay describe what the entrant wants to explore in tech? Yes.
      2. Did the essay showcase how the course(s) will positively impact the entrant’s life? Yes.
      3. Does the essay express the entrant’s personality and goals? Yes.
  11. The only compensation for submitting an essay is the opportunity to be awarded a scholarship if the entry is selected.
  12. Ownership of the underlying intellectual property of the project remains with the entrant, with the following exceptions:
    1. Entrants grant Digital Media Academy the right to use their names, statements, quotes, and testimonials for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes without notification or further compensation.
    2. Entrants also grant Digital Media Academy the right to use, reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, and/or display the entrant’s essay without further compensation or notification to the entrant.
    3. Digital Media Academy maintains the right to reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display, or exhibit the project for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes on their website, at conferences, or at any other venues.
  13. By accepting the prizes, winners agree to hold Digital Media Academy and all Digital Media Academy employees harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of such prizes. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused from participation in the contest or use/redemption of any prize.
  14. Entrants agree to be bound by the official contest rules and decisions of the judges.

Additional Requirements and Disclaimers Submitting an essay to this competition does not guarantee that the Submission will be displayed or used by Digital Media Academy.  Use by Digital Media Academy of a Submission does not necessarily reflect the views of the Digital Media Academy, and in no event shall Digital Media Academy assume or have any responsibility or liability for any Submission, in whole or in part, or for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from the use and/or appearance of any Submission or the contents thereof.  Digital Media Academy reserves the right to refuse any Submission in its sole discretion. Digital Media Academy also reserves the right at any time during the competition to remove or disqualify any Submission when it believes in its sole discretion that the entrant has: (i) infringed any third party’s copyright; (ii) failed to comply with these Terms and Conditions; or (iii) failed to obtain the necessary consents as set out in these terms and conditions. Digital Media Academy shall not be liable for any claims, costs, liabilities, damages, expenses, and losses arising out of (i) Digital Media Academy’s use of the Submission; (ii) the entrant’s participation in the competition; (iii) technical failures of any kind including but not limited to problems or delays arising from software or equipment malfunctions or computer viruses; and (iv) any events outside DIgital Media Academy’s reasonable control. Prize value cannot be be applied to any other courses, cannot be returned or redeemed for cash.

Parental Release form must be completed in order to be considered for the scholarship.

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