VILLA “Show & Tell” Scholarship

Remember in kindergarten when show and tell was a big deal?!? It was that special moment where you had the opportunity to brag about your prize possessions that you held so dear to your heart. For some, it was a teddy bear you couldn't sleep without or a toy car you kept in your pocket wherever you went. Regardless the amount of immensity it meant to others, the gravity of importance it meant to you was significant.

Now as an adult, we often take those precious things for granted. In this scholarship entry, we are asking you to celebrate them. Show us what person, place, or thing from your community/surroundings that is most important to you and why. Be as creative and authentic as possible.

Through the “Show & Tell” Scholarship, VILLA will provide tuition assistance to students, age 16-27, currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program for the fall 2016.

Application Period

Thursday, September 1, 2016 to Saturday, October 15, 2016

Eligibility to Apply

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. undergraduate program for fall 2016;
  • Legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia;
  • At least 16 years of age and no older than 27 years of age;
  • Active Instagram account.

How to Apply

Refer to the following script: “My __________ Matters.” Fill in that space with any person, place or thing from your community/surroundings that means something special to you and explain why it matters. We are looking for the most creative and authentic videos.

  • Create a one (1) minute or less video identifying a person, place or thing within your community that matters to you.
  • Record/post this video on Instagram using the hashtag #ShowandTellVILLA.
  • Follow @VILLAJTM on Instagram.
  • Invite your family and friends to like your video.
  • Then, visit during the application period and follow the instructions to submit the online application form.

Any form of application other than that described herein is void. Those who do not follow all of the instructions or abide by these terms or other instructions of VILLA may not be eligible for selection. Applicants may not apply with multiple Instagram/Email accounts, nor may applicants use any other device or artifice to apply multiple times or as multiple applicants. All applicants agree to receive email communications from VILLA and partnering entities/organizations.

Waiver, Consent & Release

By submitting an application, applicant acknowledges that his/her application, including his/her video, photographs, and/or interviews may be used by VILLA, the news media, on the VILLA website, and in other VILLA publications including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Submission of an application grants VILLA and its agents the irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free license to publish, use, adapt, edit, publicly perform and/or modify such application and video in any way, in any and all media, without limitation, and without consideration to the applicant.

Application Deadlines

By submitting an application, you agree that your application is gratuitous and made without restriction, and will not place VILLA under any obligation, and that VILLA is free to disclose the ideas contained in the application on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise the ideas without any compensation to you. You acknowledge that, by acceptance of your application, VILLA does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to VILLA, or developed by its employees, or obtained by sources other than you. VILLA reserves the right to, and may or may not, monitor/screen applications. By applying, you acknowledge that VILLA has no obligation to use or post any application you submit.

By submitting an application, you warrant and represent that it:

  • Is your original work;
  • Has not previously been published;
  • Has not won previous awards;
  • Does not infringe upon copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity, or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; and
  • That publication of the application via various media including web posting, will not infringe on any third party rights.

Any such applicant will indemnify and hold harmless, VILLA and releases VILLA from any claims to the contrary.


VILLA will consider the following characteristics or attributes when reviewing eligible videos:

  • Creativity: Applicant demonstrates the use of original ideas and innovation;
  • Authenticity: Applicant demonstrates passion, genuineness, and desire in their presentation;
  • Presentation: Applicant tells his/her personal story in an emotionally inspiring way.

By the end of the application period, A total of twenty-nine (29) eligible applicants will be selected as recipients of the 1,000 Show & Tell Scholarship award in addition there will be one (1) Grand Prize Show & Tell Scholarship of $2,500. Grand prize winner will be awarded based upon the winner that accumulates the most likes of their Show & Tell video on the VILLA JTM Instagram page. Selected scholarship recipients will be notified by email. VILLA reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any applicant if an audit reveals that the applicant is either not eligible to participate in the scholarship program, if VILLA determines that the participation of the applicant might reflect negatively on the organization, or if the application contains false, deceptive or incomplete information.

Potential scholarship recipients are subject to verification including age and school enrollment status. Each scholarship recipient will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability release. If a potential scholarship recipient is found not to be in compliance with these terms and conditions for any reason, declines the opportunity to receive a scholarship, or if notification is returned as undeliverable, another applicant may be selected as a potential scholarship recipient, at VILLA’s discretion (even if the scholarship recipient’s name has already been announced). VILLA is not responsible for any change of email address or other contact information of applicants.

Selected scholarship recipients will need to confirm all requested details with VILLA by Friday, October 14, 2016 to complete the scholarship award process.


Quantity: Thirty (30) scholarships
Award Amount: $1,000
Grand Prize: $2,500

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By applying, all applicants agree and covenant on behalf of themselves and their family, heirs, personal representatives executors, assigns and insurers, (a) to release, acquit, hold harmless, waive and forever discharge VILLA and its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, members, managers, employees, contractors and agents (collectively, “Releases”) from any and all claims, demands, damages, debts, costs, fees, obligations, loss, expenses, compensation, actions or causes of action whatsoever, of every nature, character and description, whether known, unknown, discovered, undiscovered, suspected or unsuspected, including death, or property damage (collectively, “Claims”), including but not limited to Claims arising on account of, or in any way growing out of, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any items received in connection with acceptance of a scholarship, participation in this scholarship program or any scholarship-related activities, and (b) except where legally prohibited, scholarship recipient (or recipient’s parent/legal guardian, as applicable) grants (and agrees to confirm that grant in writing) permission to VILLA and those acting under its authority the right to the use of his/her/applicant’s name, picture, likeness, voice, Video, biographical information and statements, at any time or times, for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes without additional compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and on the Internet and World Wide Web, without notice, review or approval.

VILLA is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate information in connection with this scholarship program, whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the scholarship program or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of applications. VILLA is not responsible for computer system, email, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. VILLA reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual applicant (and his or her application) who tampers with the application process. If, for any reason, the scholarship program, in the sole opinion of VILLA, is not capable of running as planned by reason of fraud, virus, bugs, or any other causes which, in sole opinion of VILLA, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this scholarship program, VILLA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the scholarship program. No more than the intended number of scholarships outlined in these Terms and Conditions will be awarded.