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Announcing the Guardian Protection Services Annual Scholarship

Guardian Protection Services is pleased to announce that we'll be awarding over $10,000 as part of our annual scholarship program. We look forward to receiving applications and hearing more about your views on smart technology.


Do You Qualify?

Ten annual scholarships of $1,001 each will be awarded to graduating high school students, current college undergrads, or graduate students who are pursuing a field that promotes safety, protection, security, technology, home and building automation, IoT, or cybersecurity - such as a law enforcement practitioner, criminologist, software engineer, I.T. security technologist, IoT architect, or HVAC controls technician. There is no entry fee to apply.

We'll award one scholarship each to a student whose home residence is in one of these states:

We'll also award one national scholarship of $1,001 to a U.S. resident, regardless of the state where they live. Recipients can only win the award once.


Why $1,001?

At Guardian, we know that responding one second faster can make a life-saving or property-saving difference, and 'one' extra ounce of effort can delight a customer. That's why we added one more dollar for each of our winners - because one can change everything!

About Guardian Protection Services

At Guardian, we help protect and enhance people's lives and what they value most. We provide security monitoring that helps detect burglary, intruders, and smoke that may be the first sign of a fire. Alarm signals from Guardian security systems go directly to our 24-hour monitoring center, where we notify first responders who can dispatch emergency help to the homes and businesses we serve.

Parents, pet owners, and business owners rely on us, too, for cameras and surveillance systems that let them see child, pet and employee activity at their homes and businesses via their smartphone or computer. We also help technology lovers who can't live without genius home tech such as smart thermostats, smart lighting modules, smart locks and yes, even smart garage door controllers. They're usually delighted by our Guardian mobile app - it lets you control everything from one place, your smartphone.

At Guardian, we love making life safer and easier for everyone.


How to apply for the Guardian Annual Scholarship

  1. ELIGIBILITY: There is no entry fee to apply. The scholarship is open to high school seniors, current college undergrads, or graduate students who are legal residents of the United States and who plan to attend, or are currently attending, an accredited, non-profit college, university or vocational/technical school in the United States in the 2018- 2019 school year. Home-schooled high school students may apply if their completed coursework is the equivalent of that of a high school senior. Applicants cannot be related to any Guardian Protection Services staff or extended family. There is no minimum SAT/ACT or GPA required.
  2. FIELD OF STUDY: You must be planning to, or already major in, any field that promotes safety, protection, security, technology, home and building automation, IoT, or cybersecurity.
  3. HOW TO ENTER: Using the "Stories" feature on Instagram, tell us how the technology in your life could be even smarter than it is today.
    1. Include at least ten original photos or video clips in your Instagram Story. Placing text on the photos is fine if it helps to better tell your story.
    2. Save all portions of your Instagram Story Entry as a "Highlights" item.
    3. If your Instagram account is private, be sure to save your story and include it in your submission as described in step 4.
    4. Be sure to keep your Instagram Story live until January 31, 2019 so that our judges can refer to it.
  4. HOW TO SUBMIT: Direct message (DM) Guardian Protection Services via Instagram with the following information. You may only submit one entry:
    1. Include this statement in your message: "My Highlight for entry is now live on Instagram."
    2. Your name
    3. Your full USPS mailing address
    4. Your phone number
    5. Your email address
    6. The name of the school you plan to attend and the major or field of study you will pursue
  5. WINNER SELECTION: Selection of winning submission will be based on creativity, quality of content, and completeness of the response. Entry is limited to the deadline of November 30, 2018 or the first 100 submissions received for each state and national scholarship, whichever comes first. You cannot enter in more than state and you cannot enter in both the state and national scholarship competitions.
  6. DEADLINE: The deadline for all submissions is November 30, 2018.
  7. WINNER NOTIFICATION: The winner will be contacted in writing via email within six weeks after the deadline.
  8. AWARDING OF PRIZE: The award will be paid to the recipient's school in accordance with the school's scholarship guidelines and will be payable to the school on behalf of the student. The scholarship must be applied toward school tuition and education-related expenses, such as books and education supplies. Scholarship shall not be used toward non-education expenses. Prior to any payment, the winner is required to provide their school's detailed outside scholarship policy which must include any necessary forms that must be completed by the student and/or Guardian Protection Services, along with contact information for the school representative who should receive the scholarship award check.
  9. GENERAL CONDITIONS:
    1. You can receive the Guardian Protection Services annual scholarship only once.
    2. Funds that are not claimed within 30 days of notification will be forfeited.
    3. By entering, you represent that: (i) your entry is your own original work; and (ii) you own or have the rights to convey any and all right and title in any material submitted as part of your entry into the Sweepstakes.
    4. Winners (and their parent or legal guardian, if a Minor) will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a liability release and where lawful, a publicity release within 14 days of notification. Non-compliance within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.
    5. Any income tax liability is the sole responsibility of the winner. Consult your tax advisor.
  10. USE OF CONTENT INFORMATION: Participants hereby grant Guardian Protection Services ("Guardian") a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to broadcast, publish, store, reproduce, distribute, syndicate, and otherwise use and exhibit the Submission (along with their names, voices, performance and/or likenesses) in all media now known and later come into being for purposes of trade or advertising without further compensation. Participants represent and warrant that they have full legal right, power and authority to grant Guardian the foregoing license and if applicable, have secured all necessary rights from any participants in, and contributors to, their Submission in order to grant such a license. Guardian is under no obligation to use any Submission or return the Submissions to participants.
  11. QUESTIONS: Read "How To Use Instagram Stories To Enter the Guardian Protection Services Annual Scholarship" for more information and FAQs. You can also direct message Guardian Protection Services on Instagram with any questions.
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