Notice – Please note that we are not currently accepting applications for the 2021 scholarship. When we’re ready to begin accepting applications we’ll update this page.
May 12, 2020 Update – Congratulations to Amelia N.! She is the 2020 winner of the Modern Castle scholarship! Check out her winning video here. A big thanks to Ameilia and all of the other amazing video applications we received this year. The entire Modern Castle team wishes you all the best of luck as you head back to college and university.
Welcome to Modern Castle! At Modern Castle, we see ourselves as educators and researchers of all things home.
So for us, information, knowledge, and the ability to communicate and pass it on to others is incredibly important.
The entire team at Modern Castle was fortunate enough to be able to attend 4-year universities. It’s our hope that we can help support others to pursue their dreams through higher education and life-long learning.
How to Enter
To enter for a chance to win the Modern Castle $1,000 scholarship please create a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) answering the following questions:
- While you were growing up, what aspects of your home felt modern?
- What technological trends do you think will most dramatically impact the way the modern home runs in the future?
- What aspects of the home do you feel are most in need of modernization? Using current and / or near-future technology, how would you modernize it?
Please upload your video to YouTube and email the video link here.
The winning video submission will be the video that best answers the above questions in the most interesting, entertaining, informative, creative, and engaging way.
Below are a few other tips for your submission:
- The video should be a maximum of 5 minutes long.
- Video production quality counts. Don’t film on portrait (unless you have a good reason).
- Don’t simply talk into a web cam or your cell phone for 5 minutes straight. Mix it up a bit with interesting elements, change shooting angles, and use creative graphics to help engage the viewer.
- Don’t read off of an obvious script in front of you.
- Make it fun!
Requirements & Rules
To be eligible to win the Modern Castle scholarship applicants must be:
- A currently enrolled high school (or home-schooled) senior planning on attending an accredited post-secondary institution in the US in the following year OR an undergraduate student currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in the US
- Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of this application (or already enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in the US)
- Grade point average of at least 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- US Citizen
- Winner’s first name, last name initial, submission video, and university / college may be published on ModernCastle.com and elsewhere as part of our scholarship promotion
The winner applicant must be able and willing to verify their acceptance or concurrent enrollment into the school of their choice. The winning applicant must also be able and willing to verify their grade point average, diploma (if necessary), and US citizenship status.
Applicants must not be:
- Children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, or any other immediate family member relations to ModernCastle.com employees, officers, or owners
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the entry deadline?
April 30, 2021
How much is the scholarship?
How many scholarships are available?
One each year
How is the winner selected?
The winner is selected by the Modern Castle team. All entries will be evaluated based on the above criteria. The one entry that best completed the entry criteria will be awarded the scholarship.
How do I enter?
Complete the video based on the instructions above. Upload your video to YouTube. Email a link to your submission video to [email protected]
How will the scholarship be distributed?
Modern Castle will reach out to the winner’s school’s scholarship or financial aid departments. The scholarship funds will be transferred to your college or university, who will ultimately distribute them to the winner.
I have other questions, help!
Please reach out to us here
- 2018 – Haley C., Arkansas Tech University
- 2020 – Amelia N., Utah State University – Watch her winning video here.
- 2021 – to be determined