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Win a Grant of $1000
with Your Essay or Video

The Internet provides students a vast resource for research and learning. Yet, navigating the beneficial and dangerous places online has been an ever-evolving battle. What have you as a teacher and your classes learned when it comes to cyber safety?

Tell us, and you could win a $1000 grant to buy technological equipment or supplies for your room.

Enter One of Two Ways:

Write an essay
of 300-500 words. Tell us ways you and your students apply
what you’ve learned about cyber safety. To submit your Essay, please paste it into a Google Doc and paste the URL of the Google doc in the submission form.

Create a video
of 1-2 minutes. Show us ways
you and your students apply what you’ve learned about cyber safety. To submit your Video, please upload the Video to YouTube and paste a shareable link of the video in the submission form.

You will need a Google account for both of the submission options above. If you do not already have a Google account, you must create one. You can do this by either of the options below:

  1. 1. Go to the Google Doc Home, click the blue “Go to Google Docs” button and follow the subsequent prompts. Or,
  2. 2. Go to YouTube, click the blue Sign In button in the upper right corner, and follow the subsequent prompts.

Once your Google account is setup, it will work with both Google Docs and YouTube!

We’ll award the winning teacher a $1000 Visa Rewards card. Upgrade your classroom’s technology with it. Could a laptop benefit your class? Maybe a couple of tablets or a projector? So long as it advances studies in your classroom, it’s eligible for this grant.

We'll judge entries on the completion of all directions and creativity. We'll also consider the opportunity for student enrichment, and opportunities for student participation.

View Instruction Details

Again, just:

  1. 1. Write or create an essay or video – explain how you’re learning and applying cyber safety.
  2. 2. Fill out the submission form on this page by 11:59 PM EST on April 30, 2017. Entries submitted after the deadline will not be eligible.
  3. 3. Check in! Our editors and writers will judge all submissions. The winner will receive Visa Reward Cards worth $1000. You must apply it to the purchase of technological equipment or supplies for your classroom. We'll notify the winner by email on or after May 8, 2017.

Grant Guidelines
Submission requirements

Essays must be:
- Written in English.
- 300-500 words.

Videos must be:
- In English.
- 1-2 minutes in length.

All essays and videos must be submitted online using the submission form here.

Applicant eligibility
All applicants must be employed full-time as (1) a professor at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or in an accredited graduate school program or (2) a Kindergarten-12th grade teacher at an elementary school, middle school, or high school in the United States. A participating elementary school, middle school, or high school must appear in the National Center for Education Statistics database (available at https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/). Applicants must also intend to continue teaching full-time throughout the Spring of 2017 and throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.

Description of funds
One (1) winning applicant (the “Recipient”) will receive a one-time $1000 grant in the form of Visa Rewards Cards to be applied toward technological equipment or supplies for their classroom. Funds are provided by Internet Service Providers, LLC which operates the website Internet.Frontier.com (the “Company”). The funds will be addressed to the Recipients and mailed to the school designated by the Recipient on his/her submission form.

Recipient selection and announcement
To be considered, an applicant must complete the online form and submit his/her essay or video online no later than 11:59 PM EST on April 30, 2017, (the “Deadline”). After the Deadline, the Recipient will be selected by a team of judges following review of all entries received prior to the Deadline. Entries are judged on completion of all directions, creativity, opportunity for student enrichment and opportunities for student participation. The Recipient will be announced on or after May 8, 2017 on Internet.Frontier.com and notified directly by the Company by email at the email address provided by the Recipient on his/her submission form. Judges will include the Company's writers and editors. If a Recipient is disqualified or fails to contact Company within 72 hours of being notified of the results, Company reserves the right to determine an alternate Recipient or not to award a grant, in its sole discretion.

Responsibilities of applicants/Recipients
By participating in this program, each applicant expressly: (A) releases the Company and Frontier Communications Corporation and their respective affiliates and their respective employees, agents, representatives, designees, successors or assigns from any liability or claim of any kind or nature for any loss, claim, damages, or injury of any kind associated with participation in the program and acceptance, possession or use of any grant; (B) accepts and agrees to be bound by these rules and Company's decisions relating to participation in the program, selection of the Recipient, and awarding of the grant, all such decisions being final; and (C) agrees that South Carolina law governs this program without regard to conflicts of law principles, and consents to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state, and local courts of Lancaster County, South Carolina, for the resolution of all disputes pertaining to or arising from this program. Each Recipient must complete a declaration of eligibility and release on forms to be provided by the Company. Each Recipient must be actively teaching full time at an (1) accredited two-year or four-year college or university or in an accredited graduate school program, or (2) elementary, middle school, or high school during the entire Spring of 2017 and throughout the 2017-2018 academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency or military service. It is each Recipient's responsibility to verify receipt of funds with his/her designated institution and notify the Company should the Visa Rewards Cards not arrive on or about 30 days from the issue date. By entering, each applicant represents that his/her submission is a work of the applicant's own original authorship, and agrees that the Company will have a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide right and license to use the submission in any manner. The Company reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason, including without limitation: materials not suitable for general public viewing; obscene, lewd or offensive materials; the use of third-party content or other materials not authored by the applicant; and materials previously published or entered into any other competition. The Company is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, or illegible submissions, faulty transmissions, or submissions containing any virus or other system malfunction. Judges' decisions are final. Any taxes are Recipient's responsibility. The Company reserves the right to alter, discontinue or cancel this program at any time without notice for any reason, including in the event of fewer than 20 applicants. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Grant void where prohibited.