MAGIC Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Deadline: 04/15/2019
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: 5
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Website: www.magicgrants.org
  • Phone: 303-900-3237
  • Fax: Not Available
  • Email: magic.grants@gmail.com
  • Address: PO Box 270847 Littleton, CO 80127

Multidisciplinary Academic Grants in Cryptocurrencies are there to support students pursuing degrees at universities and community colleges studying cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies through amazing scholarship awards.

Full Description

The MAGIC foundation is awarding five $1,000 USD scholarships which will be dispersed in two installments, in August and December.

It is important for the recipients to know that they must maintain a 3.0 GPA or greater on a 4.0 scale, so as to be eligible to receive the second installment of their scholarship.

Who's eligible?

As with any other scholarship, there are eligibility requirements that have to be fulfilled.

The great thing is that prior recipients are eligible to apply for future scholarships.

Applicants must be citizens of the US, South Africa, or an EU/EFTA nation (present/former EU nations, EFTA nations, nations part of the European single market through the European Economic Area).

Applicants must be admitted to an accredited institution of higher learning.

Applicant must be in pursuit of an Associate or Bachelor degree or an equivalent degree

Applicant registered at US institutions must be registered at a not-for-profit educational institution accredited by any of the accrediting agencies recognized by the US Department of Education, while applicants registered at South African institutions must be registered at an institution accredited by the ZA Council on Higher Education.

Applicants registered at European institutions must be registered at an institution accredited by ENIC-NARIC, an agency registered with EQAR, a field-specific accreditation agency like EQUIS, or any somehow similarly recognized accrediting agency.

Applicants must have declared a major or have decided upon an intended field of study.

How to Apply

Before applying, it is important to review the eligibility requirements above and only if you meet them, you should fill out the MAGIC Scholarship Application

There you will be asked to write a 1-page essay in which you will speak about your field of study and its connection with cryptocurrencies and other privacy technologies.

When writing your essays, you should not use real names of people or places.

The essays should be on one of the following topics:

  • What adversity must you or have you overcome to achieve your goals? If you are selected as a recipient, how will this scholarship impact you?
  • Identify a social problem that would be easy to change with immediate benefit. Identify a social problem that would be difficult to change, requiring large-scale social effort to bring about a benefit. Discuss the trade-offs between addressing these two problems.
  • In what ways can cryptocurrencies and other privacy enhancing technology help or harm society, and how does this unevenly impact marginalized populations?
  • With 1,000 Bitcoin, how would you change the world? And with no money?

The application should be submitted to MAGIC via an e-mail: magic.scholarship.applications@gmail.com.

You need to provide a copy of proof of registration at an eligible institution, an unofficial transcript from latest educational institution attended, a CV or resume, essays and a description of any accomplishments that you think might be useful for your application.

The deadline is 15 April.


Scholarship listed under: Computer Science Scholarships

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