Graduation cap decorated by an ERAU student.
Graduation cap decorated by an ERAU student for their ceremony last year. Picture is not property of ExpressJet Airlines.

 

ExpressJet invites Airline Pilot Pathway Program (AP3) students to apply for the 2017 Graduation Cap Student Scholarship of $1,000. Gather your mortar board and decorating supplies to create a graduation cap that highlights why you love aviation and your university.

Who can enter?

The scholarship is open to all AP3 members, graduating in spring or summer 2017.

How do I need to decorate my graduation cap?

Decorate your graduation cap in any style, format, theme and idea you’d like. The more creative the better! We do have a few guidelines:

  • The decorations must be appropriate and not offensive to either your university or ExpressJet
  • Must have some element of aviation incorporated into the decoration

How do I submit a picture of my graduation cap?

To enter, post a picture of your graduation cap to ExpressJet Pilot Recruiting’s Facebook page or send an email that includes a picture of your decorated cap to pilotrecruiting@expressjet.com before May 31.

What are the prizes?

The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to their student loan provider. In order to be eligible for this contest, you must have received some form of financial assistance throughout your collegiate experience.  Scholarship funds will exclusively be distributed to the loan provider on your behalf, no exceptions.

The $1,000 grand prize will be made out to the loan provider the winner designates. For example, if John Dow submitted the winning graduation cap and Great Lakes was his loan provider, the check will be made out to Great Lakes.

ExpressJet will coordinate with the scholarship winner and the loan provider directly.

What are the judging criteria?

A review committee of pilot recruiters will judge each submission on the following criteria. Each criterion will be judged on a 1-5 point scale, and weighted as described below:

  • Followed all guidelines – 20%
  • Creativity – 60%
  • Demonstrated a passion for aviation – 20%The selection committee will notify the winner using the platform the picture was submitted through. We expect to name a winner on June 5, 2017. You must respond to this notification within three days. As a condition of receiving your prize, you must provide us with formal correspondence from you university confirming your graduation. As a condition of receiving your prize, you must sign an affidavit confirming that you followed all rules and are otherwise eligible to receive the prize.

How will winners be notified?

The selection committee will notify the winner using the platform the picture was submitted through. We expect to name a winner on June 5, 2017. You must respond to this notification within three days. As a condition of receiving your prize, you must provide us with formal correspondence from you university confirming your graduation. As a condition of receiving your prize, you must sign an affidavit confirming that you followed all rules and are otherwise eligible to receive the prize.

The Rules

  • You must enter your submission in one of the designated methods during the entry period.
  • Graduation cap must not infringe on any third party copyright or trademark, or violate the rights of any person or entity, unless written consent is received. Only use content on your graduation cap that you are authorized to use, including, but not limited to images and other intellectual property.
  • Graduation cap may not contain images or likenesses of any individuals who have not provided their authorization to have their images or likenesses used for the purposes contemplated herein.
  • Graduation cap may not contain material that is obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability, or violates any law.

Privacy

By entering into this contest, you consent to the use of your name and other personal information submitted through your entry (including, but not limited to your social media handle and school affiliation) in promotions and other publications.

Good luck!

 

 

 

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