Scholarship

Udacity is granting scholarships ("Contest") under which Google and Udacity shall provide fully-funded sponsorship for the Android Developer Nanodegree Program ("AD Program") for the first one hundred (100) finishers of the Android Basic Nanodegree Program ("Basics Program") ("AD Scholarship(s)").

By enrolling in the Basics Program you are likewise applying for the AD Scholarship you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and contest rules. Udacity and Google are not responsible for the policies, actions, or inactions of others that might prevent you from applying for or participating in the Contest, and/or claiming the AD Scholarship if you’re declared a Winner. Participation in this Contest constitutes Participant’s full and unconditional agreement to Udacity’s decisions in administering the contest, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. If you wish to be removed from eligibility for the Contest, please email Udacity customer service at support@udacity.com.

Sponsors

The Contest is sponsored and administered by Udacity, Inc., a (U.S.) Delaware corporation located at 2465 Latham St. 3rd Floor, Mountain View, California 94040, United States of America (“Udacity”), with funding provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, collectively the “Sponsor” or “Sponsors.”

Contest Period

Basics Program registrants that enroll in the Basics Program between June 22, 2016 until first one hundred (100) participants complete the Basics Program, or December 31, 2016, whichever date is earlier (“Contest Period”) are eligible for the AD Scholarships awarded herein, however Participants understand and agree that the contest is based on the first one hundred (100) enrollees to complete the Basics Program in accordance with the terms and conditions herein. Notification of scholarship awards will be sent to winners between January 1, 2017 and February 15, 2017.

Eligibility

The Contest is only open to individuals who are:

  • at the time of entry are at least 18 years of age on the date of entry;
  • residents of any jurisdiction in the world that does not otherwise ban participation in the Contest ("Participants").
  • Scholarships will be available solely for enrollees in the Basics Program offered by Udacity. Any other Android developer individual course offering enrollments with Udacity shall not be eligible for participation in this Scholarship program.

Employees and officers of Sponsor, advertising and promotion agencies, and all other entities participating in the design, promotion, marketing, advertising, administration or fulfillment of this Contest and their immediate families (“Promotion Parties”) are ineligible to participate in this Contest. Void wherever else restricted or prohibited by law. Participants' rights and responsibilities may vary by jurisdiction.

Potential Winners may be required to sign, notarize, and return an Affidavit or Declaration of Eligibility, a Liability/Publicity Release and provide any additional information that may be required by Sponsors. Failure to comply with such requirements within the time period stipulated by Sponsors may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

How to Apply

  • At any time during the Contest Period, register your Udacity account (or use an existing account), log in, and enroll for an eligible Basics Program.

Please note that the judging criteria, selection of winners and other terms contained below is only for one hundred (100) fully funded Scholarships being offered by Udacity and paid for by Google.

Eligible Nanodegree programs: Android Basics Nanodegree Program.

Entry Submission Conditions

Only one (1) Entry per Participant per Basics Program during the Contest Period. Each Participant is limited to one (1) entry for the eligible Basics Program for the entire contest. All requested information in the Basics Program must be completed to enter and to be eligible to win. Participants will be deemed to be the Authorized Account Holder of the registered student account that completes the Basics Program. "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the registered student account by Udacity, Inc. In the event of a dispute over the ownership of a registered student account, the prize will be awarded to the Authorized Account Holder of the registered student account.

Selection of Winners

Judging Criteria:

The winners will be selected by Udacity.

Judges will evaluate each Participants’ Basics Program coursework in eligible Basics Program and select winners based on the below criteria for the first one hundred (100) enrollees to complete the following:

  • Satisfactory completion of the eligible Nanodegree Basics Program
  • Completion of the online assessment

The decisions of Udacity are final, binding, and not subject to appeal. Sponsor reserves the right to not award all prizes in its sole discretion if it does not receive a sufficient number of qualified and eligible entries, or otherwise for reasons of force-majeure or causes beyond Sponsors’ reasonable control. In the event of a tie, the sole decision for breaking the tie will be the responsibility of Udacity.

Announcement of Winners:

Winners will be individually contacted by Udacity and/or its representatives via e-mail addresses and contact numbers provided during application for the Basics Program. Google or Udacity may also announce winners’ names publicly.

All eligible Participants agree to receive phone calls and emails from Google and its representatives in relation to the AD Scholarship.

Additional Scholarship Terms

  • Scholarship winners (“Winners”) will have their AD Program fees paid for directly by Udacity.
  • Scholarship winners receive credit for a scholarship sufficient to cover fees paid for the eligible AD Program and for no additional amounts. If the Winner(s) decides to take-up any other curriculum or training provided by Udacity, whether related to Basics Program, the AD Program or otherwise, the cost of subsequent Nanodegree Programs will be borne by the Winner(s) themselves and neither Udacity nor Google shall in any way be liable for payment of any such programs or trainings for any of the Winners or participants.
  • There is no cash alternative to the Scholarship. Winners shall not seek any refunds from Udacity for uncompleted Nanodegree Programs or in lieu of forgoing the AD Program.
  • The AD Scholarship is non-transferrable i.e. the Winners cannot transfer their AD Scholarships to anyone else.
  • Udacity shall not be responsible for any taxes or levies that may be applicable on/charged to the Winners by their respective jurisdictions. Winners shall be solely responsible to make appropriate disclosures of their AD Scholarship to relevant authorities and pay taxes and levies as may be applicable to each of the Winners. Udacity will not provide any tax guidance or advice on this matter to any of the participants and that the participants/Winners must engage independent consultants/advisors to seek any advices in this regard, if any.
  • Udacity shall not be responsible to re-sponsor the Basics Program for any of the Winners if the concerned Winner is unable to undergo the Basics Program or AD Program, for any reason whatsoever, or is unable to complete it successfully.
  • Udacity is not responsible for the content of the Basics Program, the AD Program or their relevance, suitability or usability for the Winners. The Basics Program and AD Program shall be governed by the terms and conditions provided by Udacity.

Representations and Warranties/Indemnification

Participants’ submissions must be the original work of the Participant, may not have been previously published, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. Participant must not have received any other refund or credit for participation in Udacity marketing programs for the eligible Basics Program, including without limitation, any money back guarantee program. By submitting information to Udacity, Participant warrants and represents that he/she consents to the submission and use and exhibition of the submissions in the manner set forth in these Official Rules and the Terms and Conditions of Use of the Website. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Participant for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion.

Privacy Notice

Participants agree that Sponsors may collect, store, share and otherwise use information provided during the registration/application process, including, but not limited to, name, mailing address, phone number, and email address, including for administering the Scholarship program and verifying the Participants’ identity, postal address and telephone number in the event an Participant is selected to be a Winner. Except as described herein, Udacity will use Participants’ data in accordance with its privacy policy located at https://www.udacity.com/legal/privacy. Participant’s information may also be transferred to countries outside the country of Participant's residence, including the United States. Such other countries may not have privacy laws and regulations similar to those of the country of Participant's residence. If a Participant does not provide the mandatory data required, Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify the Participant. Participants have the right to request access, review, rectification or deletion of any personal data held by Udacity in connection with the Contest.

By participating in the Contest, Participants agree that Udacity may post their first name and the first letter of their last name on a publicly accessible leaderboard displaying their progress during the Contest. If Participant wishes to opt out of this disclosure, you must send an email to support@udacity.com, identifying your Udacity username and requesting that Udacity either remove you from the Contest and/or suppress display of your name on the contest leaderboard.

By participating in this Scholarship Contest, each Participant agrees that if the Participant is declared a winner, your name may be announced publicly (for example it may be posted on the program’s website) and his or her name and image may be used to promote the Scholarship program. Sponsors may also ask Winners to participate in media activities, but such participation is optional.

Nature of Relationship / Waiver of Equitable Relief

Each Participant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between the Participant and the Sponsor is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the Participant's decision to provide information to Sponsor for purposes of the Contest does not place the Sponsor in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the Participant's Submission. Finally, each Participant acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by Participant relating to or arising out of any Sponsor actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Submission or other material submitted in connection with the Contest, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the applicable Participant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle such Participant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in any way. Some Participants may have additional rights, depending upon their jurisdiction.

Governing Law

The Contest is governed by the laws of the State of California, excluding its conflict-of-laws principles. The exclusive venue for any dispute relating to this Contest shall be Santa Clara County, California.

Limitation of Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, Participant agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified Sponsors at all times from and against all liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omissions by Participant and or a breach of any warranty detailed herein to the maximum extent permitted by law.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SPONSORS WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUES OR DATA, FINANCIAL LOSSES OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. IN ALL CASES, SPONSORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT IS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF SPONSORS FOR ANY CLAIMS UNDER THESE TERMS, INCLUDING FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IS LIMITED TO THE COST OF THE FEES PAID BY PARTICIPANT FOR THE NANODEGREE PROGRAM.

General Liability Release/Force Majeure

Participants agree that the Sponsors shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from the Contest or any Contest-related activity. Sponsors assume no responsibility for any damage to a Participant's computer system which is occasioned by accessing the Website or participating in the Contest, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged or stolen Submissions or notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet Service Providers, websites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, difficulties or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or the Website, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Contest as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor's control (each a "Force Majeure" event or occurrence), then subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Contest. If the Contest is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select the winners from all eligible, non-suspect Submissions received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Participants may have additional rights, and those rights may vary by jurisdiction and Sponsor will abide by additional terms of those jurisdictions.

Winners List

Upon completion of the Contest, a copy of the Winners List will be found at www.udacity.com/award/winners2017 (when available).