Students eligible for nomination for the Scholarship Program (“Students”) must be:
(a) Legal Missouri residents and a graduating high school senior, at the time of applicant submission.
(b) Enrolled in a public, or private school, or participating in home school education in the Mid-Missouri area.
(c) Scheduled to enroll in an institution of post-secondary education during the 2020-2021 school year.
(d) Have a 3.0 grade point average, or the equivalent in any school or program that does not routinely issue grade point averages, at the time of submission of their application. Each student must be nominated by someone age 21 years or older, such as a teacher, guidance counselor, employer, or religious or extracurricular activity leader, who is not a member of the student’s family and can truthfully respond to the information requested in the nomination form (“sponsor”). Employees of Joe Machens Dealerships and members of their family are not eligible to participate as sponsors or students. “Family” is defined as parents, step-parents, siblings, step-siblings, and the spouses of each of them.
Scholarships to be Awarded:
Joe Machens Dealerships will award one Machens Drives Education Scholarship each month between May 2019 and November 2019 for a total of seven (7) scholarship awards for the 2020-2021 school year.. Each Machens Drives Education Scholarship will consist of exactly $1,000, which will be paid directly to the institution during the 2020-2021 academic school year. There is a limit of one (1) Machens Drives Education Scholarship Award per family. Taxes of any type associated with the award of a Machens Drives Education Scholarship are the sole responsibility of the awardee.
The Machens Drives Education Scholarship Program begins May 2019 and consists of seven (7) separate monthly application periods in the 2019 calendar year (each an “Application Period”). Each application period begins at 12:00:00 AM/CT on the first calendar day of the month and ends at 11:59:59 PM/CT on the 15th calendar day of the month, regardless of holidays. The time stamp provided by the Machens Drives Education Scholarship application handler is the official time clock for the Machens Drives Education Scholarship Program. All applications received prior to the end of each Application Period will be considered as a group and one (1) Scholarship recipient (“awardee”) will be selected from among all the eligible Applications received during that application period. The Awardee will be announced by the 20th calendar day of the month after the application period closes. For example, applications received between August 15, 2019 and September 15, 2019 will be considered as a group and an awardee. Applications not selected will be carried over for consideration in each of the remaining application periods, if any.
The Application Dates are:
May 15, 2019 through November, 2019. The final awardee will be announced by November 20 of 2019.
Nomination and Award Procedures:
Sponsors must complete all information requested on the application form, including: Sponsor’s name, Relationship to student, Contact information, Student’s name, Parental(s)/guardian(s) contact name, Parental(s)/ guardian(s) contact information, School in which student is currently enrolled, or state that student is home schooled Guidance counselor name if applicable.
Machens Drives Education Essay Portion:
A statement of up to five-hundred (500) words describing: the drive the student has for education, and how he/she has positively impacted the life of the student, and/or another individual. Also include any academic, extracurricular, community service involvement, perseverance in facing an obstacle, or how the student has demonstrated good character.
Scholarship Program Official Rules:
If selected as a tentative awardee, the publication of the student’s selection will be used on Joe Machens Dealerships social media outlets. Applications and all information submitted in connection with them become the property of Joe Machens Dealerships and will not be returned. At the close of each application period, a panel of Joe Machens Dealerships corporate leaders and non-biased 3rd party will review applications received during that application period and select a tentative awardee based on the overall impression of the content of the Sponsor statement contained in the application.
After tentative selection, Joe Machens Dealerships will contact nominator or the tentative awardee (via the parent contact information listed in the application) and request verification that the tentative awardee’s grade point average, or equivalent, meets the eligibility requirements and Joe Machens Dealerships will announce the award of the Machens Drives Education Scholarship to the awardee on JOE MACHENS DEALERSHIPS social media outlets. The tentative awardee, or in the case of a minor, the tentative awardee’s parent/legal guardian, must respond to the notification within five (5) calendar days and execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, Publicity Release and Release of Liability and any additional documentation requested by JOE MACHENS DEALERSHIPS within the 5-day time period. The awardee, or in the event the awardee is a minor, the awardee’s parent/legal guardian, will receive a voucher in the amount of $1,000. Upon the Student’s enrollment into an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational institution, the Student, or parent(s)/legal guardian(s), must notify JOE MACHENS DEALERSHIPS of that enrollment and JOE MACHENS DEALERSHIPS will redeem the voucher by directly paying the amount of $1,000 to the institution. The awardee or parent/legal guardian may be required to supply the awardee’s Social Security Number or other identifier or information required by the institution to facilitate delivery of the Scholarship. Vouchers must be redeemed by August 31, 20. In the event that the tentative awardee does not respond to the notification in the time period allowed, or does not comply with the requirements of the paragraph within the time permitted, or is otherwise found to be ineligible or is disqualified, the tentative awardee will no longer be eligible for award and JOE MACHENS DEALERSHIPS will select a replacement tentative awardee using the same procedures and subject to the same requirements as set forth in this paragraph.
JOE MACHENS DEALERSHIPS reserves the right to disqualify any Student or Sponsor that it believes has violated these official rules:
- Is not eligible to participate
- Has provided false information
- Acted in a harassing or unsportsmanlike manner with respect to JOE MACHENS DEALERSHIPS or any other participant
- Tampered with the operation of Scholarship Program
JOE MACHENS DEALERSHIPS decisions to all issues, including eligibility of applications, are final.
All information provided in connection with the Scholarship Program shall be used by JOE MACHENS DEALERSHIPS, including its service providers, solely for the purposes of administering the Machens Drives Education Scholarship Program and will not be used to market, advertise, solicit any student or sponsor, without their consent, nor sold to any third party.
No purchase necessary. By participating in the Machens Drives Education Scholarship Program, each student and sponsor, or in the case of a minor, the student’s parent(s)/legal guardian(s), agrees to be bound by these official rules and that all decisions of JOE MACHENS DEALERSHIPS in connection with the operation of the Machens Drives Education Scholarship Program, including eligibility or disqualification of students or applications, selection of awardees, and means of delivery of any Machens Drives Education Scholarship awarded are final and binding on all participants. Neither JOE MACHENS DEALERSHIPS, nor their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, owners, parent companies, affiliates or the employees of any of them (the “released parties”), is responsible for, and by participating each student and sponsor, or in the case of minor, the student’s parent/legal guardian, releases the released parties from, any liability arising out of problems related to technical malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer hardware or software failures, phone lines, failure of any participant to be able to participate or enter on account of technical problems, traffic, congestion on the internet or any website, unauthorized intervention, or for any other technical problems including telecommunication, miscommunication or failure, and failed, lost, delayed, incomplete, garbled, or misdirected communications which may limit a participant’s ability to participate in the Scholarship Program. Released Parties are not responsible for any other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether network, printing, typographical, human or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Scholarship Program, including, without limitation, errors or malfunctions which may occur in connection with the administration of the Scholarship Program, the announcement of any awardee, or in any program-related materials JOE MACHENS DEALERSHIPS reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Machens Drives Education Scholarship Program in the event it becomes infected by a computer virus or is otherwise technically impaired, or based on the technical, legal and policy requirements of the platform(s) by which it is made available, and to cancel or suspend the Machens Drives Education Scholarship Program in its entirety should tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Machens Drives Education Scholarship Program and, if terminated, at JOE MACHENS DEALERSHIPS’s discretion, determine any remaining awardees using all nonsuspect, eligible entries received up to time of cancellation in the same manner as set out in the official rules.
CAUTION: Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operations of the Machens Drives Education Scholarship Program may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the JOE MACHENS DEALERSHIPS reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent permitted by the law and to disqualify such participant from the promotion. Void where prohibited.
A list of Awardees can be requested after August 31, 2019 by writing to Joe Machens Dealerships.