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Annual CGTrader Scholarship 2017

What is the Annual CGTrader Scholarship?

CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 500k members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers.

Each semester CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives.

Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2017 challenge to win $3,000 for your education bills. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

How to enter?

Write and submit an original essay on the topic “The future of technology in education”.

Technology has drastically changed the way we communicate, work and… learn. Some technologies have entered the classrooms and auditoriums easier than others - while computers are already given, smartphones are still considered more like a distraction than tool for learning. There are many more innovative technologies entering the market - virtual and augmented reality devices, sensors of all kinds and wearables to name a few. Will they ever enter traditional schools and universities? Will those enhance learning process or will disrupt it and totally transform the way of how we learn? Discuss any specific innovation or technology in general, possible applications or your vision of the intercept of technology and education.

  • Write an essay on “The future of technology in education”
  • Essay length is 500-1000 words
  • Submit your essay via online form
  • Submission deadline - June 1, 2017
  • The winners will be announced on June 15, 2017, on CGTrader blog and notified directly via email provided upon the registration
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • High school senior, undergraduate or graduate student
  • Full-time enrolled in academic institution Jan 1, 2017 - May 31,2017
Information about the company

CGTrader is the largest 3D model platform for computer graphics, virtual/augmented reality and gaming, backed by a strong professional designer community. CGTrader gives talented 3D designers the opportunity to showcase their work, get valuable feedback from the community, learn from their peers and interact in a designer-friendly environment.

Past winners
Elizabeth Henning
A Computer Science student at University of Virginia, US. She has been awarded the main prize for her essay “The Future of Virtual Reality: On the Footsteps of Changing the World or on the Brink of Failure?”

Fill in this form to submit your essay for Annual CGTrader Scholarship 2017

Your essay on the topic:“The future of technology in education”

Terms & Conditions

Applicant Eligibility

Applicant must be full-time enrolled in a senior year of high school, undergraduate or graduate-level degree program at an accredited academic institution between January 1, 2017 and June 1, 2017, and should be able to present proof of status at the request of CGTrader.

The student should have at least 2.5 in GPA in the last study period and be able to provide the proof of the academic achievement upon the request of the organizer.

CGTrader employees and associates, as well as their family members, employees of CGTrader subsidiaries and investor companies, advertising and promotion agencies involved in the project are not eligible for participation.

Description of Funds

The total scholarship fund is $3,000 and three entries are awarded. A one time $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to the author of the best submission, while the two runner ups will be awarded $500 each. Funds are provided by Payments are issued by CGTrader. Scholarship is payable via Direct Deposit, via PayPal to the accredited institution of higher education attended by the recipient. The taxes applicable in the specific state are deducted from the scholarship.

CGTrader, Ltd. awards students $6,000 annually for participating in CGTrader Annual Scholarship, a competition carried twice a year. Each semester a different technology-related question is raised to encourage students interest in innovations. The details of the fall semester scholarship will be announced on this page shortly after the close date of current opening.

Winner Selection and Announcements

The winners of the scholarship will be selected by CGTrader representatives. The review process will begin immediately following the application deadline. Applicants will be judged on the originality, thoughtfulness, clarity and insight presented in the essay.

The winner will be announced by June 15, 2017.

Essays must solely be the work of the entrant. Late applications and plagiarized essays will be automatically disqualified. CGTrader keeps the right to post best submissions on the company's blog giving credits to the author.

Responsibilities of scholarship recipients

It is the recipient's responsibility to verify receipt of funds with their designated institution and notify CGTrader, Inc. should the award payment be not received on or approximately 30 days from the issue date.

Additional Information

Email with additional questions, comments and inquiries about the CGTrader Annual Scholarship 2017.

CGTrader, Ltd. reserves the right to revise these Terms and Conditions without prior notice to uphold the quality and integrity of this content for the interests of our participants.