The Blameless Reliability Scholarship
Applications for the Blameless Reliability Scholarship have now closed!
Thank you for your interest in the Blameless Reliability Scholarship. We've received many excellent applications and are looking forward to making our selection.
At Blameless, we believe human beings are the foundation of good reliability. We want to do our part in training the next generation of people who will carry the torch of reliability.
We’re pleased to announce the Blameless Reliability Scholarship, two $2500 scholarships awarded to current or prospective computer science students. Learn more about why we’re launching this initiative in this blog post!
- Residing in the United States and the District of Columbia
- Are at least 17 years old at the date of application
- Currently enrolled full time at an accredited 2-4 year technical/vocational college or university (see if your school qualifies here)
- Or have applied to an accredited college or university and are in the last year of high school
- Be majoring in a computer science, engineering, or other relevant STEM field
- Have at least one full academic year remaining in their program
Please provide all the required information to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 30th, 2023.
Submit the following to email@example.com:
- Your legal name and birth date
- Your current GPA (via official or unofficial course transcript)
- Proof of enrollment or acceptance in your college or university (this document can usually be obtained from your university’s student portal)
- A 400-800 word essay with the subject “How Resilience Empowers” (learn more about the essay here) attached as a document or a Google docs link (make sure to update the sharing settings!)
Applicants will be contacted through the email they used to apply. Please monitor your inbox and ensure you’re able to receive replies.
Full terms and conditions follow below. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Official Scholarship Rules
The Blameless Scholarship Program (the “Scholarship Program” or “Scholarship”) is sponsored by Blameless, Inc. (“Blameless”). By entering the Scholarship Program and accepting the terms herein, you agree to be bound by the following rules (“Official Rules”), which constitute a binding agreement between you and Blameless.
No Purchase Necessary
No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win.
Subject to these Official Rules, the Scholarship is open only to United States citizens or permanent residents physically residing in the United States and the District of Columbia, who (i) are at least 17 years old as of the date of application; and (ii) are currently enrolled full time in an accredited 2-4 year technical/vocational college or university, as governed by the U.S. Department of Education website or a student in their final year of high school accepted by an accredited college or university. The Scholarship is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional students with at least one full academic year remaining in their relevant program. Scholarship recipients will be required to provide enrollment and unofficial transcript verification.
The Scholarship will not be paid to colleges or universities outside of the United States. The Scholarship is void outside the United States or where prohibited or restricted by law or where bonding, registration, or other requirements would be required but have not been met. All applicable federal, state, and local laws apply.
The Scholarship shall be open to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. Employees of Blameless, Inc. and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and any other party involved in the development or administration of this Scholarship, and their immediate family members or household members are not eligible to apply or receive a Scholarship. Past recipients may not apply for additional Scholarship awards.
Blameless will select 2 Scholarship recipients during the 2023 academic year. Applications will open at 11:59 PM PST on February 20th, 2023 for the first Scholarship round and must be received by 11:59 PM PST on May 30th, 2023. Scholarship recipients will be selected and notified within sixty (60) days of the application deadline.
How to Enter:
Applications must be submitted online on the Scholarship page. Applicants will be required to submit their personal contact information, proof of enrollment, academic information (including overall average grade point average (“GPA”) at the time the application is submitted. Applicants will also be required to write an essay answering a specified essay prompt. The essay text will be submitted in an email to email@example.com or attached to the email as a document link or file. Multiple entries will not increase the odds of winning. Blameless will not use, publicly display, distribute, publish, create derivatives of, use in promotional materials, or copy your application and responses without your written consent. Blameless expressly reserves the right to disqualify any applicant and/or applications that are inaccurate, incomplete, or that Blameless believes in good faith to be generated by automated means or scripts or are the result of plagiarism. Applications generated by script, macro, or other automated means, are void. Applicants must submit original content. Applicants must not submit content that violates or infringes another’s rights, including, but not limited to, privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights. More specifically, applicants must not in any way mention, refer or otherwise allude to the name, brand, product, logo, or trademark of any third party. No images may be submitted. Applicants must not submit content that is inappropriate, indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous (as determined by Blameless at its sole discretion). Applicants must not disparage Blameless, or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Scholarship.
All information collected as a part of the Blameless Scholarship Program will be used for the purposes of the Scholarship award. Blameless will not sell any information submitted as a part of the Scholarship application process to any third-parties.
Available Scholarships – The Blameless Reliability Scholarship”: Two (2) $2,500 Scholarships.
Blameless will select two Scholarship recipients during the 2023 – 2024 academic year. Blameless will award a check made payable to the Scholarship recipient’s accredited college or university after receiving proof of enrollment. Recipients are required to have a full academic year remaining in their relevant program to receive the Scholarship. Scholarships that are not used for the academic term for which they are awarded will be forfeited. If any potential recipient fails to provide proof of identity, proof of enrollment, is found to have violated the Official Rules, or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, or if it becomes impossible or impractical to use the Scholarship for the purpose designated, or if the Scholarship is determined to be in conflict with any federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance, then the Scholarship will be forfeited and may be awarded at Blameless’s sole discretion to an alternate applicant, subject to verification of eligibility.
Scholarships may not be assigned or transferred. No cash equivalent Scholarship will be awarded. The awarding of any Scholarship is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. Blameless is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the Scholarship, the administration of the Scholarship, or in the announcement of the Scholarship.
Selection of Recipients:
Completed Scholarship applications will be reviewed by neutral representatives of Blameless, that are qualified based on the identified application criteria, to determine the recipient of each Scholarship in Blameless’s sole discretion. Applications will be judged based on the following criteria: GPA, written communication skills, and strength of submitted essay. In the event of a tie, Blameless representatives will hold a phone or video conference with the applicants to determine a single Scholarship recipient for that Scholarship period. All decisions are final. Blameless reserves the right not to award a Scholarship if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive any qualified applications.
Scholarship recipients will be notified via the contact information provided to Blameless during the application process, which can be via email, mail, or phone. If an award notification is returned as undeliverable or a potential recipient does not supply the required verification within the time specified, the award will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate recipient at Blameless’s sole discretion.
The Scholarship will be awarded to the recipient and paid directly to his/her accredited college or university for tuition for the academic term following their win. No Scholarship monies will be paid directly to the recipient. No payment of any Scholarship will be granted until Blameless is able to verify enrollment and GPA at the educational institution.
Publicity Release and License
By participating in the Scholarship, recipient irrevocably grants to Blameless the perpetual right, without any liability to any person or entity, to reproduce, adapt, transmit, distribute, communicate, make available, and otherwise use any submission in any medium and in any manner, now or hereafter known, without further permission or compensation to recipient.
Except where prohibited by law, recipient authorizes and irrevocably grants permission for Blameless, and those acting in its authority, to use recipient’s name, likeness, photograph, Scholarship information, including essay content, the name of recipient’s educational institution and field of study, video recordings, digital images, audio recordings, and all other media now known or hereafter discovered, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS AND RECIPIENTS AGREE TO RELEASE Blameless, ITS EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, ASSIGNS, ADVERTISERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND SHAREHOLDERS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, LOSS, DAMAGE, COST, CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE SCHOLARSHIP, THE SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION, THE SCHOLARSHIP ADMINISTRATION PROCESS, OR THE AWARD OF OR THE USE OF SCHOLARSHIPS.
Blameless is not responsible for lost or incomplete applications or technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by Blameless, users, by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions which may damage a user’s system, or limit a user’s ability to participate in this Scholarship. Blameless reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Scholarship Program should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized human intervention, or other cause beyond Blameless’s control inhibit or corrupt the administration, security, or fairness of the Scholarship Program, and Blameless may disqualify any person who engages in or attempts any such activity.
Blameless reserves the right to modify or terminate the Scholarship Program at any time for any reason in its sole discretion, with or without notice. Scholarship recipient is solely responsible for any state or federal tax liability in association with acceptance of the Scholarship. If any provision of the Official Rules of this Scholarship shall be held void, voidable, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. Void where prohibited by law. Except as regarding any action seeking equitable relief, including without limitation for the purpose of protecting any Blameless confidential information and/or intellectual property rights, any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Scholarship Program or these Official Rules shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules, in effect at the time the proceedings begin, of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be held in the state of New York.