GoBestVPN Scholarship for Freedom and Innovation
At GoBestVPN, we believe in giving back to the community. Where better to give back than the young, driven, and innovative students who will become the pillars of society?
This belief goes hand-in-hand with our vision: “to deliver nothing but the unfiltered, unrestricted truth for a secure Internet browsing experience for everyone.”
The leaders of tomorrow will ensure that our freedoms remain protected, and the Internet will stay free.
Scholarship Criteria and Eligibility
Applicants must be:
- Currently enrolled as a college or university student within the United States of America.
- A citizen or legal resident, or hold a valid visa in the United States of America.
- Holding a cumulative weighted GPA of at least 3.0.
Applicants may not be:
- Family or friends of the GoBestVPN team.
- High school students.
- International students.
- Temporary residents.
Please send us your full name, a picture of you, an email address where we can reach you along with the school you are attending.
Along with this information, you must also write a 1,500-word essay on a topic related to one of:
- Cyber Security
- Internet Freedom
- Privacy Rights
- Combating Censorship
Please submit your essay in PDF or Google Docs. All personal information will only be used to contact the winners.
The scholarship is awarded annually.
The deadline for submissions is May 10th of each year. The winner will be notified individually on May 30 of each year.
The essay must be the applicant’s original work.
Please send the above to scholarship-at-gobestvpn-dot-com with the subject “GoBestVPN Scholarship for Freedom and Innovation”
The winning essay will be judged on originality, creativity, depth of contents and value.
One of the main questions we will ask from each essay will be “what real-world problem are you solving?”
The GoBestVPN team will review and select the winner through an internal democratic process.
Poorly written submissions and submissions that are not in PDF or Google Docs will be disqualified.
Contacting the Winner
Upon selecting a winner, our team will attempt to reach the winner through email.
The notified student must reply within fourteen (14) days of receiving the email.
If the student does not reply within the given timeframe, GoBestVPN will award the scholarship to the student next in line (ie – second place).
GoBestVPN reserves the right to publish all content from the submitted essays.
GoBestVPN reserves the right to name the winners, feature the pictures of winners and share their school affiliations.
The GoBestVPN Scholarship for Freedom and Innovation will select one winner who will be awarded $2,500.
The scholarship may only be used for school-related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, on-campus room and board.
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A Letter from Jamie Cambell, the Founder of GoBestVPN
Those of you who are reading this letter are well on your way to solving real-world problems.
I was once where you are right now. There is no easy way. But there are people along the way who can make the journey a bit easier, a little more fun, and more rewarding.
I would like to be part of your journey, and you a part of mine.
Although we will only select one winner for the GoBestVPN Scholarship for Freedom and Innovation, I wish to continue to keep this program active in the upcoming years to come.
I wish you all the best.
Jamie from GoBestVPN.com
GoBestVPN Scholarship Winners
2019 Spring Winner: Carmen Garcia
Carmen is a first-year student at Florida International University. This 19-year-old submitted an essay titled, “Privacy in the Gen Z Internet Age”. This profound essay covered topics from cybersecurity, crime and privacy issues in an age where technology is deeply intertwined with our lives.
What we really enjoyed reading was Carmen recognizing her (and her peers’) weakenesses in having security holes. She gave some real-life examples such as the use of insecure apps on smart phones because of fads and social pressure. Not only did her essay contain some valuable insight in protecting privacy rights, but also helped our own team learn about issues that the younger generation are facing.