Big Brother or Best Friend? Your Views on Data Could Snag a $5K Scholarship

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No one saw it coming.

The computers shed their cords and climb into our hands, providing us with every bit of knowledge, entertainment and comfort we could ever imagine.

While we were distracted with crushing candies, filming the Harlem Shake and finding out which Harry Potter character we were, data was gathered on us.

The amount of harvested data increases by the day, and what it all means for the future — good or bad — remains unknown.

Do you have an opinion about its future impact or potential? Share your feelings about data for the chance to win a $5,000 scholarship toward college.

How to Enter the Data-Inspired Scholarship

Every semester, Liaison Technologies hands out a $5,000 scholarship to a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student who submits a 30- to 60-second video about the role of data in the future.

The video must discuss an important aspect of data in society today or the future and include one interesting fact about you, the college you plan to attend and your major.

Upload the video and make it public on YouTube or Vimeo.

Submit the video url in an email along with your resume, your college and major to [email protected].

Applicants must be citizens and legal permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada, and selected colleges must be in the U.S. or Canada. However, exceptions can be made for international programs as long as they’re disclosed in the email submission.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 31, 2018 for the spring semester. The recipient will be announced Nov. 30.

Check out the past winners and scholarship details on the Liaison Scholarship Page.

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Stephanie Bolling is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s rather mine for gems. Read her full bio here or say hi On Twitter @StephBolling.