Utopia.Fans Scholarship

Utopia.Fans Scholarship

We are a team of Utopia ecosystem fans. Each of us knows a lot about online security and how to ensure it. Together, we prepare a variety of content on our website that includes cybersecurity and online data privacy issues.

The main product of our love for online security is the Utopia P2P ecosystem. Utopia is a decentralized peer-to-peer network where the central server is not involved in data transmission or storage. The network is maintained by the people who use it.

Utopia is specially designed to protect the privacy of communication and the security of users’ personal data. It allows bypassing online censorship and firewalls, which means free communication with anyone, anytime.

As part of our work to educate internet users about security, we’ve decided to create a scholarship that can be won by one of the participants in our contest for the best essay on cybersecurity and the Utopia P2P ecosystem.

If you are interested in cybersecurity and the unique and revolutionary ecosystem of the future, we invite you to participate in the contest for the best essay on this topic and win the main prize — the Utopia.Fans Scholarship.

Scholarship Award

  • • A yearly $1000 in Scholarships (2 scholarships of $500 each).

*Note: The Utopia.Fans Scholarship will be awarded twice a year.

All funds will be sent directly to the winner’s school.

Scholarship Requirements

Write an essay of at least 1,000 — 1,500 words in English.

The main topic of the essay is Utopia P2P Ecosystem. Before you start, you should get acquainted with the Utopia project. You can learn more about the project via https://u.is/en/

The essay should cover the following topics:

  • • The power of Utopia in the context of cybersecurity.
  • • The future of decentralized networks in general, and Utopia in particular.
  • • Utopia as a tool for maintaining anonymity on the internet.
  • • Protect your online data with Utopia.
  • • Utopia as an alternative safe tool for using the internet.
  • • A vision of how Utopia can break the established principles of user surveillance.

You can also choose one of these variants of the essay subject:

  • • Can we stop the total surveillance in the modern world?
  • • Anonymous transmission of data: is it reality or fiction?
  • • Is it possible to achieve anonymity in the modern world?
  • • Alternative tools to protect data on the internet.

*Note: If you choose the second type of essay subject, you need to mention Utopia P2P in the essay as it relates to the subject.

Eligibility Requirements

  • • The applicant should be at least 18 years old at the date of entry.
  • • A graduate or master’s degree student within 2 years of graduating.
  • • All applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship. 
  • • This scholarship is open to students of any nationality or citizenship.
  • • This scholarship is open to students pursuing a degree in computer science, engineering and information technology.

How to make an application?

To submit your application, please complete the Scholarship application form and send the file to scholarship@utopia.fans. You will need to include the following:

  • • Full name.
  • • Email address.
  • • Information about your education institution.
  • • A document which proves your academic status or its scan.
  • • The written essay.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via scholarship@utopia.fans.

Scholarship Deadline

The Utopia.Fans Scholarship competition will be held twice a year:

  • • The first stage: All applications should be submitted by January 15th, 2021. The winner of the competition will be announced by February 1, 2021.
  • • The second stage: All applications should be submitted by May 15th, 2021. The winner of the competition will be announced by June 15th, 2021.

All winners will be notified personally by email.

All funds will be sent directly to the winner’s school.

How will we choose the winner?

  • • The most interesting and fascinating, well-written article will be awarded.
  • • The Utopia Fans team will make voting and selection.
  • • The selection team will consider the quality of the essay, so try to be creative and think outside the box.

Privacy Policy and User Communications Privacy Policy:

Privacy Policy: By applying, the applicant automatically grants Utopia.Fans permission to post the applicant’s name, college, photo (if submitted), and the essay on Utopia or in other marketing communications, even if the candidate does not win the scholarship. We are also granted permission to call and/or send you information regarding your application.

User Communications:  When you send email communications to Utopia.Fans and/or its representatives, we may retain these communications to process or respond to your inquiries or application related to the scholarship. Utopia.Fans and its representatives will not knowingly sell, share, rent, or otherwise transfer your information other than by the terms outlined in this Privacy Policy. By participating in this scholarship, you give us your express consent to confirm your admission and attendance at the college or university by contacting the institution for verification.

Terms & Conditions

All submitted essays must be the original work of the applicant.  Only one submission may be entered per student. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. By applying the Utopia.Fans Scholarship, you certify that all the information you have provided is accurate and complete.

Students must show proof of current enrollment at an accredited college or university within 21 calendar days by submitting either a copy of the tuition bill or a proof letter from the school.