Sezzle Scholarship

Sezzle Scholarship (US & Canada)

For the school year beginning in the Fall of 2021, Sezzle will provide a $10,000 scholarship to an incoming college Freshman, and $500 in Sezzle spend to TWENTY runners up. 

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Sezzle Scholarship (US & CANADA)

Eligibility Requirements

What to do?:  Sezzle would love to give everyone in the world a scholarship, but we simply can’t.   How do we decide?  How do we know who wants one? We are asking people who are seeking a Sezzle Scholarship (“Scholarship”) to send us an essay about how this Scholarship will help you make the world a better place post-graduation. The Scholarship is sponsored by Sezzle, Inc., located at 251 N 1st Ave, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (“Sezzle”), and offered through Sezzle’s company website, located at https://sezzle.com/.  

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SEZZLE SCHOLARSHIP (“SCHOLARSHIP”), THE PERSON SUBMITTING AN ESSAY (OR THE ESSAY SUBMITTER’S PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN WHERE THE ESSAY SUBMITTER IS A MINOR) (“YOU”, “YOUR”, “APPLICANT”) AGREE 1. TO BE BOUND BY THESE RULES (THE “REQUIREMENTS”); 2. REPRESENT THAT YOU SATISFY ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH HEREIN; AND 3. UNDERSTAND AND SUPPORT THAT SEZZLE’S DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING. The Scholarship is available in the United States and Canada unless otherwise prohibited by law.  The Scholarships will be selected based on merit among all eligible entries received.  All applicable federal, state, provincial, municipal, territorial and local laws and regulations apply.

Who?: Applicants must be:

  • A current high school (or home-schooled or select DoD schools) student attending a school in the fifty (50) United States, (and the District of Columbia) or a student in the ten (10) provines or three (3) territories of Canada who will graduate during the 2021-2022 academic school year. Residents of Puerto Rico are not eligible. 
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. or Canadian post-secondary education institution.
  • Applicants’ proof of residency may be required.
  •  Receiving high school diploma during current academic year.  
  • If Applicant is under 18 years of age, Applicant’s parent and/or legal guardian consent is and will be required. 

Applicants may not be:

  • Employees, officers, directors, members and representatives of Sezzle and/or its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as the immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings and children and each of their respective spouses, children and siblings) of each of the foregoing and persons living in the same households of each of the foregoing are ineligible to apply for this Scholarship.
  • Children or grandchildren of former employees who are currently receiving retirement benefits based on their previous employment with Sezzle Inc. or subsidiaries.
  • International students (with the exception of students at DoD schools)
  • Current students at a post-secondary institution
  • Temporary residents

When?:  Timing: The Scholarship Application Period begins or is open on June 4, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on July 18, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET (“Scholarship Period”). Sezzle’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Scholarship. The Scholarship Recipient will be announced by August 15, 2021.

Notification and Requirements of Potential Recipients: Sezzle will notify the potential Scholarship recipient  by email with the great news and next steps.  If a potential Scholarship recipient does not respond to the notification email, and/or does not comply with the requirements therein within three calendar (3) days of the date and time that Sezzle sent and/or attempted to send the email notification, the potential Scholarship recipient will forfeit the Scholarship and Sezzle may award the Scholarship to an alternate recipient. 

Except where prohibited by law, a selected potential Scholarship recipient will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability & Publicity Release (“Affidavit”) and applicable tax documents; tax documents generally require disclosure of sensitive information such as social security number.  These documents will be sent out to the potential recipient by email along with instructions on how to return them to Sezzle.  Sezzle reserves the right to modify the notification and Affidavit procedures in connection with the selection of any alternates.

A selected potential Scholarship recipient may be disqualified (and may forfeit the Scholarship) if such selected potential Scholarship recipient (i) is unreachable or does not timely respond to any communication from Sezzle (or its designee) (or if a recipient notification is returned as undeliverable), (ii) declines or cannot accept, receive or use the Scholarship for any reason, (iii) fails to sign and return the Affidavit within the required time period, and/or (iv) does not comply with these Requirements. 

What?: Scholarship Terms: Following the conclusion of the Scholarship Period, one (1) recipient will receive a Scholarship with a value of $10,000 paid by Sezzle to the recipient’s school, and twenty (20) recipients will receive a[$500 in Sezzle Spend which can be used at more than 34,000 brands and retailers that offer Sezzle as a payment method (more about Sezzle Spend can be read here) Please note: Sezzle Spend is subject to separate terms and conditions.

Any Scholarship details not specified above will be determined by Sezzle in its sole discretion. The values of the Scholarship set forth above represents Sezzle’s good faith determination of the approximate retail value thereof—the actual fair market value of the Prize may vary based on delivery location and other factors, will be determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, and will be final and binding and cannot be appealed. Other restrictions may apply and Sezzle, in its sole discretion, will provide these details during the redemption process. The Scholarship may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. You may not request cash or other substitute; however, Sezzle reserves the right to substitute the Scholarship with an item of equal or greater value if the Scholarship is not available for any reason. Payment or liability for any and all federal, state, or local taxes is Your sole responsibility. Consult Your tax professional with questions regarding potential tax liability.

Publicity:  You hereby give consent to Sezzle to photograph, videotape, or otherwise digitally record, use images, sound recordings, all or portions of Your essay, quotes or other written statements (“Content”), for use in any public media, including radio, television, internet, social media, print or in any of the organization’s or its partners’ publications, productions, or posts. Except where prohibited by law, by accepting the Scholarship, You agree and acknowledge that Sezzle, and their designees may, without any limitation or further compensation, use his or her name, voice, work product, biographical data and/or likeness in any and all media now known or hereinafter devised, throughout the universe and in perpetuity, for any commercial purpose including, but not limited to, advertising and promoting the Sezzle Scholarship or any other promotion, contest or Scholarship  that Sezzle sponsors. You understand that the intended use of Content is solely for the purpose of advertising, marketing, fundraising and/or the promotional and public awareness purposes for Sezzle. You hereby waive any rights or interest in the Content, as contemplated in this release. 

You acknowledge that this consent to use of Content is being made solely for the benefit of the Sezzle and comes without any expectation of monetary compensation or other benefit to You. To the extent that any benefit accrues or might accrue to the organization from the use of Content, You hereby and forever waive any interest in or claim to such benefits. 

You hereby release and forever discharge the organization (including without limitation all corporate affiliates and officers, directors, trustees, donors, employees, agents and volunteers) from any and all claims, liability, actions, suits, demands, costs, expenses or indebtedness arising out of, related to, or in any way connected with the use of Content described herein, and You hereby waive all rights and interest in and to such Content. 

You further acknowledge that there is no guarantee that any or all of the participants’ Content will be used in any released media. 

You have been informed that this authorization is voluntary and is subject to revocation at any time, except to the extent that action has been taken in reliance thereon, by notifying the organization in writing at: 251 N. 1st Ave Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55401.  Sezzle has no obligation to retrieve Content released prior to revocation. 

Participants’ Personal Information: Personal information collected from Applicant, which includes, but may not be limited to, name, address, telephone number, and email address, will be collected by Sezzle for the purposes of administering the Sezzle Scholarship, fulfilling the Prize, and for other purposes, including Sezzle’s use of such personal information for marketing purposes. Sezzle’s collection and use of such personal information is subject to Sezzle’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at https://legal.sezzle.com/privacy.

General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Scholarship is impaired in any way, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, Sezzle may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Scholarship to address the impairment and then resume the Scholarship in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Requirements; or (b) award the Scholarship  from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sezzle reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the operation of the Scholarship, violates these Requirements, fails to produce evidence of parental/guardian consent (where the individual is a minor) or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Sezzle reserves the right to seek damages from any person who seeks to undermine the legitimate operation of the Scholarship. Failure by Sezzle to enforce any term of these Requirements s shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sezzle by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sezzle. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an entry, the authorized account holder of the email account used to enter will be deemed to be the Entrant.

Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Sezzle Scholarship, an Applicant agrees to release and hold harmless Sezzle and their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Scholarship or receipt of the Scholarship, including, but not limited to:

(a) all right, title and interest in and to such works to the Company including all copyrights, patent rights, and other intellectual property rights 

(b)unauthorized intervention in the Sezzle Scholarship;

(c) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone, or network lines;

(d) any errors or interruptions that may prevent an Entrant from entering or receiving direct or email messages;

(e) printing errors;

(f) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail;

(g) errors in the administration of the Scholarship or the processing of entries; or

(h) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from an Entrant’s participation in the Sezzle Scholarship or receipt or use of any prize.

You further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sezzle Scholarship, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

Disputes: BINDING AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE: YOU AND SEZZLE BOTH AGREE TO RESOLVE ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CONTROVERSIES OR CLAIMS THAT IN ANY WAY ARISE OUT OF OR RELATE TO THESE REQUIREMENTS OR FROM ANY SERVICES YOU RECEIVE FROM SEZZLE (OR FROM ANY ADVERTISING FOR ANY SUCH SERVICES), INCLUDING ANY DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND OUR EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS (“DISPUTE(S)”), ONLY BY ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY AGREEING TO THESE REQUIREMENTS, ARBITRATION WILL BE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE MEANS OF RESOLVING ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN US. YOU ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT BY AGREEING TO THESE REQUIREMENTS, YOU AND SEZZLE ARE GIVING UP THE RIGHT TO BRING A CLAIM IN COURT OR IN FRONT OF A JURY, AND THAT YOU AND SEZZLE ARE GIVING UP THE RIGHT TO PROCEED WITH ANY CLASS ACTION OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE ACTION.  You and Sezzle both agree that:

  1. a) Notice of Dispute. If either You or Sezzle intends to arbitrate under these Requirements, the party seeking arbitration must first notify the other party of the Dispute in writing at least thirty (30) days in advance of initiating the arbitration. Notice to Sezzle should be sent to Sezzle either by mail to Sezzle, Inc. Attn.: Legal Department, 251 N 1st Ave, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55401, or email at sezzlelegal@sezzle.com.  Notice to You will be to Your email address(es) and street address(es), if any, that Sezzle has in its records at the time the notice is sent. The notice must describe the nature of the claim and the relief being sought. If we are unable to resolve the Dispute within thirty (30) days, either party may then file a claim for arbitration.
  2. b) Arbitration Procedure. The Federal Arbitration Act applies to these Requirements . Any and all Disputes will be resolved by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), which will apply the AAA’s Consumer Arbitration Rules (excluding any rules or procedures governing or permitting class actions). You can get additional information from the AAA (www.adr.org). These Requirements  govern to the extent they conflict with the AAA’s Rules.
  3. c) Arbitration Location. Unless You and Sponsor agree otherwise, the arbitration must take place in the county or territory of Your primary residence or Hennepin County, Minnesota.
  4. d) Choice of Law.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Requirements, Your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sezzle in connection with the Scholarship, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Minnesota, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Minnesota or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Minnesota.
  5. e) Arbitration Fees and Expenses. We will reimburse any filing fee that the AAA charges You for arbitration of the Dispute. If You provide us with signed written notice that You cannot pay the filing fee, we will pay the fee directly to the AAA. If the arbitration proceeds, we will also pay any administrative and arbitrator fees charged later.
  6. f) If any part of this agreement to arbitrate is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, the court will reform the agreement to the extent necessary to cure the unenforceable part(s), and the parties will arbitrate their Dispute(s) without reference to or reliance upon the unenforceable part(s). However, if for any reason the Class Action Waiver set forth below cannot be enforced as to some or all of the Dispute, then the agreement to arbitrate will not apply to that Dispute or portion thereof, but the remainder of the agreement to arbitrate will be binding and enforceable. The parties do not agree to class arbitration or to the arbitration of any claims brought on behalf of others.

CLASS ACTION WAIVER. THESE REQUIREMENTS S DO NOT ALLOW CLASS OR COLLECTIVE ARBITRATIONS, EVEN IF THE AAA PROCEDURES OR RULES WOULD. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THESE REQUIREMENTS, THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD MONEY OR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE THE RELIEF WARRANTED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM. ARBITRATION OR COURT PROCEEDINGS HELD UNDER THESE REQUIREMENTS S CANNOT BE BROUGHT, MAINTAINED OR RESOLVED ON BEHALF OF OR BY A CLASS, AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY-GENERAL, OR IN ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY. IN ADDITION, INDIVIDUAL PROCEEDINGS CANNOT BE COMBINED WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF ALL OF THE PARTIES. ANY QUESTION REGARDING THE ENFORCEABILITY OR INTERPRETATION OF THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE DECIDED BY A COURT AND NOT THE ARBITRATOR.

JURY TRIAL WAIVER. IF, FOR ANY REASON A DISPUTE PROCEEDS IN COURT RATHER THAN THROUGH ARBITRATION, YOU AND SPONSOR AGREE THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A JURY TRIAL. YOU AND SPONSOR UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION, PROCEEDING OR COUNTERCLAIM IN ANY WAY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE REQUIREMENTS . IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, THIS PARAGRAPH MAY BE FILED TO SHOW A WRITTEN CONSENT TO A TRIAL BY THE COURT.

Paper Copy: For a copy of these Requirements, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (Vermont residents need not affix return postage) to: Sezzle, Inc. Attn.: Legal Department, 251 N 1st Ave, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55401, or email at sezzlelegal@sezzle.com.

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