Please read the following before submitting your application.
The Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. Ohio Problem-Solving Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship for a high school or college student in Ohio who is enrolled in a two–five year institution in 2017. It is awarded through a competition sponsored by Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. (“Sponsor”) and administered by GNGF, LLC, for the purpose of providing the possibility of a college education to someone who might not otherwise have the opportunity (the “Competition”).
These Terms & Conditions explain how the competition works. Please read the Terms carefully so you understand all the requirements and conditions for participating.
Entry Period: The competition ends May 31, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Eligibility. The Competition is open to any high school or college student who is a legal resident of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who is enrolled in a two–five year institution in 2017. This includes but is not limited to students who went to high school in Ohio but are attending college in another state. This also includes but is not limited to students who went to high school in another state, but are attending college in Ohio. Employees of Sponsor and GNGF, their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and persons living in the same households of such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate in the Competition. No minimum GPA is required.
How do you apply?
Write and submit an essay of 500–1,000 words (details below). Go to http://klinglerlaw.com/scholarship during the Entry Period, where you will be asked to do the following:
- Fill out an application with your name, address, date of birth, educational background (graduation year; high school attended), and student identification number at the Qualifying Institution at which you are enrolled for 2017.
- Upload your essay.
Entries will not be returned.
- Content of Entries.
Essay. Your essay should be 500–1,000 words in length explaining the one thing you would change about the world if you could, why, and how you would do it.
Additional Requirements for Essay. The essay must be your original work and not previously published. Submissions that, in the sole discretion of GNGF, include any material that is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, disparaging of any racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual orientation, or any other minority group, infringing, in violation of any third party rights or any other law, illegible, or late, will be disqualified.
- Selection and Notification of Winner. All qualified submissions will be judged by GNGF and Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. without regard to race, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited basis. The applicant whose submission best meets the following criteria will be selected as the Scholarship Winner:
- Authenticity in the solution you propose
- Creativity in the solution you propose
The Scholarship Winner will be chosen on or about one month upon closing of the competition, and will be notified shortly thereafter by email, using the contact information provided in the application.
- Award. The Scholarship Winner will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship, payable by check directly to the Qualifying Institution identified in the application as the school where the Scholarship Winner will be enrolled in 2017. If the Scholarship Winner decides to attend a Qualifying Institution other than the one identified, he or she must notify GNGF no later than July 10, 2017 so the award may be sent to the correct entity.
Except where prohibited by law, before the award can be sent to the Qualifying Institution, the Scholarship Winner will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Compliance with Official Rules, a Publicity Release, and a Release of Liability. If any potential Scholarship Winner does not meet these requirements within fourteen (14) days of notification, an alternate Scholarship Winner will be named.
- General Conditions. Any applicant suspected of tampering with or disrupting any aspect of the Competition will be disqualified. All decisions of GNGF are final. By your participation, you – and, if you are a minor, your parent or guardian – (i) agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions; (ii) represent and warrant that your entry is original and not previously published; (iii) agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor and GNGF, and their officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives, from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, and damages of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from your participation in the Competition or your acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of the Award; and (iv) grant Sponsor a sole, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, sub-licensable, transferable right to use your essay, as well as your name, likeness, voice, biographical information, and statements, for advertising and promotional purposes, in any media now known or hereafter invented, without compensation or notification, except as prohibited by law.
- Limitation of Liability. Sponsor and GNGF make no warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement with respect to the Award. Some jurisdictions may not permit limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages or exclusion of implied warranties. Check your local laws to determine if any of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. Sponsor and GNGF are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, or unintelligible entries, including entries not received because of interrupted or unavailable network servers, failed communications networks or equipment, computer hardware or software, or other errors or malfunctions whether human, mechanical, or electronic. Should Sponsor and GNGF, in their sole discretion, determine that the Competition has been compromised by viruses, bugs, hackers, or other causes beyond their control, Sponsor and GNGF reserve the right to terminate the competition and choose the Scholarship Winner in a fair and reasonable manner from among all eligible entries submitted prior to termination.
- Governing Law. All disputes concerning the construction, interpretation, validity, effect, and enforceability of these Terms & Conditions will be governed by the laws of the State of Ohio without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. You agree that exclusive jurisdiction over any legal action arising out of or in connection with the Competition will be in state or federal courts located in or nearest to Hamilton County, Ohio, and by submitting an application you consent to such jurisdiction and venue.
- Privacy. With the exception of the Winner’s name and Qualifying School, contact information collected by Sponsor and GNGF solely in connection with the Competition will not be shared with third parties.
- Winner’s List. For the name of the Scholarship Winner, write to GNGF at the address below.
- Sponsor and Administrator. The Sponsor of the Competition is Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A., 525 Vine Street, Suite 2320, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, (513) 665-9500. The administrator of the Competition is GNGF, LLC, 1415 Central Pkwy, 1st Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45214, (513) 244-2016.