Open Internet Scholarship

  • Deadline: 11/18/2022
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: Not Available
  • Award Amount: $1,000
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Knight Broadband has one goal: to provide everyone in the US a great and high-speed internet connection and open internet service, as well as fair rules for everyone.


Full Description

Knight Broadband takes the concept of Open Internet seriously, and they want to see if today’s students and future leaders of America agree with them.

This is why they’re offering a scholarship to students who can answer one of the questions below.

Rules and Guidelines

Students have to submit video entries which must be 5 minutes long or shorter and have a quality of at least 480p. The videos must be uploaded public to YouTube and all work must be original and contain no copyrighted material.

Profanity and offensive language are forbidden, as well as multiple entries per contestant. The video you submit must be in English.


November 18th, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST

Who's eligible?

This scholarship is open to any student attending a 2 or 4-year accredited institution in the US who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and is at least 16 years old.

How to Apply

Create a video answer to one of the questions below where you will address the given topic in a creative and imaginative way, which will show the importance of Open Internet.

The video length has to be 5 minutes or less, and has to be posted publicly on YouTube. Along with the URL of the video, submit your contact information at this link

Video Entry Topic Options:

Net Neutrality

“In your opinion are the new FCC rules and regulations strong enough, too weak or too overpowering? Are these rules enough to protect the open internet and promote innovation, why or why not? “

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) & YouTube’s Content ID System

“Is the current Content ID system fair or no and should it be changed? Explain why the current YouTube Content ID system is fair and should continue or if it is unfair, explain how it can be improved but still prevent copyright infringement.”

A Closed Internet World

“What would the world be like with a closed internet? How would it impact media, education and your everyday life?”

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