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*All applicants must have a school official be their sponsor to make sure all information is accurate and valid. Please see the official rules below for more information.

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RULES

Eligibility:

(a) Legal Mississippi residents over the age of fifteen years old, at the time of applicant submission.

(b) Scheduled to enroll in an institution of post-secondary education during the 2021- 2022 school year.

(c) Have a 3.0 grade point average, or the equivalent in any school or program that does not routinely issue grade point averages, at the time of submission of their application. Each student must nominate themselves, but have a school sponsor that can attest to their application for validity. Employees of Joe Machens Automotive Group and members of their families are not eligible to participate as sponsors or students. “Family” is defined as parents, step-parents, siblings, step-siblings, and the spouses of each of them.

 

Scholarships to be Awarded:

Joe Machens Automotive Group will award one Joe Machens Drives Education Scholarship each month between September 2020 and June 2021 for a total of nine (9) scholarship awards (each a “Scholarship”). Each Joe Machens Drives Education Scholarship will consist of exactly $2,500.00, which will be paid directly to the institution during the 2021-2022 academic school year. There is a limit of one (1) Joe Machens Drives Education Scholarship Award per family. Taxes of any type associated with the award of a Joe Machens Drives Education Scholarship are the sole responsibility of the awardee.

 

Deadlines:

The Joe Machens Drives Education Scholarship Program runs from August 15, 2020, to May 15, 2021, and consists of nine (9) separate monthly application periods (each an “Application Period”). The timestamp provided by the Joe Machens Drives Education Scholarship application handler is the official time clock for the Joe Machens Drives Education Scholarship Program. All applications received prior to the end of each Application Period will be considered as a group and one (1) Scholarship recipient (“awardee”) will be selected from among all the eligible Applications received during the application period. The Awardee will be announced by the 20th calendar day of the month after the application period closes. For example, applications received between August 15th, 2020  and September 15, 2020 will be considered as a group and an awardee. Applications not selected will be carried over for consideration in each of the remaining application periods, if any.

 

The Application Dates are:

August 15, 2020, through May 15th of 2021.  The final awardee will be announced by June 1st of 2021.

Nomination and Award Procedures:

The Joe Machens Drives Education Scholarship application form (“application”) can be found at:

https://www.machens.com/machens-dealerships-drive-education

Students must complete all information requested on the application form, including: Student’s Name, Sponsor’s name, Sponsor relationship to student, Sponsor Contact information, Parental(s)/guardian(s) contact name, Parental(s)/ guardian(s) contact information,Student’s GPA, Student’s ACT/SAT score, School in which student is currently enrolled, or state that student is homeschooled, Guidance counselor name if applicable, and college of choice, if selected by then. Joe Machens Drives Education Essay Portion: The student will complete a statement of up to five-hundred (500) words describing: why the student would like to receive the Joe Machens Drives Education Scholarship. Also include any academic, extracurricular, community service involvement, perseverance in facing an obstacle, or how the student has demonstrated good character.

 

Scholarship Program Official Rules:

If selected as a tentative awardee, there will be a publication of the student’s selection via Joe Machens Auto Group social media outlets. Applications and all information submitted in connection with them become the property of Joe Machens Auto Group and will not be returned. At the close of each application period, a panel of unbiased third party people will review applications received during the application period and select a tentative awardee based on the overall impression of the content of the student statement contained in the application.

After tentative selection, third party and/or Joe Machens Auto Group will contact the Sponsor that the student stated on the application (via the contact information listed in the application) and request verification that the tentative awardee’s grade point average, or equivalent, meets the eligibility requirements and Joe Machens Automotive Group will announce the award of the Joe Machens Drives Education Scholarship to the awardee on Joe Machens social media outlets. The tentative awardee, or in the case of a minor, the tentative awardee’s parent/legal guardian, must respond to the notification within five (5) calendar days and execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, Publicity Release and Release of Liability and any additional documentation requested by Joe Machens within the 5-day time period. The awardee, or in the event the awardee is a minor, the awardee’s parent/legal guardian, will receive a voucher in the amount of $2,500.00. Upon the Student’s enrollment into an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational institution, the Student, or parent(s)/legal guardian(s), must notify Joe Machens of that enrollment and Joe Machens will redeem the voucher by directly paying the amount of $2,500.00 to the institution. The awardee or parent/legal guardian may be required to supply the awardee’s Social Security Number or other identifier or information required by the institution to facilitate the delivery of the Scholarship. Vouchers must be redeemed by August 31, 2021. In the event that the tentative awardee does not respond to the notification in the time period allowed, or does not comply with the requirements of the paragraph within the time permitted, or is otherwise found to be ineligible or is disqualified, the tentative awardee will no longer be eligible for award and Joe Machens will select a replacement tentative awardee using the same procedures and subject to the same requirements as set forth in this paragraph.

Disqualification:

Joe Machens reserves the right to disqualify any Student or Sponsor that it believes has violated these official rules:

  • Is not eligible to participate
  • Has provided false information
  • Acted in a harassing or unsportsmanlike manner with respect to Joe Machens Automotive Group or any other participant
  • Tampered with the operation of Scholarship Program

Privacy:

All information provided in connection with the Scholarship Program shall be used by Joe Machens, including its service providers, solely for the purposes of administering the Joe Machens Drives Education Scholarship Program and will not be used to market, advertise, solicit any student or sponsor, without their consent, nor sold to any third party.

 

General Rules:

No purchase necessary. By participating in the Joe Machens Drives Education Scholarship Program, each student and sponsor, or in the case of a minor, the student’s parent(s)/legal guardian(s), agrees to be bound by these official rules and that all decisions of Joe Machens in connection with the operation of the Joe Machens Drives Education Scholarship Program, including eligibility or disqualification of students or applications, selection of awardees, and means of delivery of any Joe Machens Drives Education Scholarship awarded are final and binding on all participants. Neither Joe Machens nor either of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, owners, parent companies, affiliates or the employees of any of them (the “released parties”), is responsible for, and by participating each student and sponsor, or in the case of minor, the student’s parent/legal guardian, releases the released parties from, any liability arising out of problems related to technical malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer hardware or software failures, phone lines, failure of any participant to be able to participate or enter on account of technical problems, traffic, congestion on the internet or any website, unauthorized intervention, or for any other technical problems including telecommunication, miscommunication or failure, and failed, lost, delayed, incomplete, garbled, or misdirected communications which may limit a participant’s ability to participate in the Scholarship Program. Released Parties are not responsible for any other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether network, printing, typographical, human or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Scholarship Program, including, without limitation, errors or malfunctions which may occur in connection with the administration of the Scholarship Program, the announcement of any awardee, or in any program-related materials Joe Machens reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Joe Machens Drives Education Scholarship Program in the event it becomes infected by a computer virus or is otherwise technically impaired, or based on the technical, legal and policy requirements of the platform(s) by which it is made available, and to cancel or suspend the Joe Machens Drives Education Scholarship Program in its entirety should tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Joe Machens Drives Education Scholarship Program and, if terminated, at Joe Machens discretion, determine any remaining awardees using all nonsuspect, eligible entries received up to time of cancellation in the same manner as set out in the official rules.

CAUTION: Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Joe Machens Drives Education Scholarship Program may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Joe Machens reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent permitted by law and to disqualify such participant from the promotion. Void where prohibited.

A list of Awardees can be requested after August 31, 2021, by writing to Joe Machens Automotive Group.

Joe Machens Automotive Group
Joe Machens Dealerships
Stacey Cole, Brand Director
1180 Vandiver Dr
Columbia, MO 65202
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