Rules & Regulations


The winning essay will be judged on the following criteria: content, accuracy, writing quality, style, creativity, and adherence to the written requirements. Submission deadline is August 1, 2017.


The selected winner will receive a one-time check of $1,000. Prize money is provided by AllTheRooms and will be paid via mail to the winning applicants.

Submission of Materials

All entries must be entered through the official AllTheRooms submission form, which can be found here. No paper or hard copy submissions will be accepted. All essays must be written in English. Personal information submitted will be used solely for the use of awarding the scholarship and will not be used for any other function. All written submissions become property of AllTheRooms and may be edited and published on our website, blog, social media accounts, or elsewhere as we see fit.


Current AllTheRooms employees and the immediate family of current AllTheRooms employees are not eligible for entry. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applicants must either be an incoming college freshman for the fall 2017 academic semester or a current undergraduate of any accredited two or four-year college or university. Applicants must be enrolled in or have plans to enroll in a study abroad program in the 2017-2018 academic year.


No purchase necessary or fees required by entrants. For high school seniors applying for the Scholarship, as AllTheRooms only awards scholarships to colleges and university students, you must notify us regarding the school you plan to attend. Should you not provide this information in your application, AllTheRooms reserves the right to award the scholarship to subsequent finalists. AllTheRooms may also modify the scholarship’s rules and regulations when necessary. The prize must be spent on study abroad costs for the 2017-2018 academic year; short-term programs (winter/summer sessions) are applicable for funds.

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