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The Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Mapworks Surveys are closed. Thank you for participating!

15 Days of Giveaways - Prizes posted daily on our Facebook Page.

Grand Prizes - Winners will be announced by Spring Break.

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Students
As you navigate your way through the collegiate environment, there are numerous resources and support systems in place to make sure that you get the encouragement and guidance you need. Mapworks provides strategies for success with customized, relevant information to help you make the most out of your experience, whether or not you are a first-year student or senior.

An extensive, personalized report providing hints and tips to help you meet your academic and co-curricular expectations:
  • Contact information for staff and faculty directly connected to you
  • Links to important campus resources available to support you
  • Your personalized "task list"
Faculty/Staff
Mapworks efficiently and effectively provides faculty and staff with information to assist students achieve success in college. To learn more about Mapworks faculty and staff are encouraged to contact Jesus Montoya at 978.542.2390 or mapworks@salemstate.edu. 

Mapworks Scholarship Essay Contest

2015-2016 Application Submission Deadline: April 1, 2016

2014-2015 Scholarship Recipients

The Salem State University Mapworks Scholarship is an essay contest for first year, second-year, and new transfer students who have successfully completed the Fall and Spring Mapworks Surveys.  This scholarship is intended to highlight the experiences and achievements of our students and help reduce the cost of a college education.

A total of ten (10) scholarships in the amount of five-hundred dollars ($500) each will be awarded to students. Scholarship recipients will be identified by a selection committee (see judges section below) at the end of the 2015/2016 academic year and the entire award will be applied during Fall 2016 of the 2016/2017 academic year.

In order to receive the Salem State University Mapworks Scholarship, the applicant must meet the following criteria: 

1) Is currently enrolled at Salem State University as a matriculated, undergraduate degree seeking student (day or evening).

2) Is enrolled at Salem State University for the Fall 2016 semester as a matriculated, degree seeking student (day or evening)

3) Have completed the Salem State University Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Mapworks Surveys

4) Received an invitation to participate

5) Complete an application cover page

Submit an essay of no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words addressing one of the following three essay questions.
  • How did Mapworks affect your college or university experience? 
  • What did you learn from the Mapworks student report and how did it benefit you? 
  • Was there a faculty/staff member that reached out to assist you based on information he/she received about you through the Mapworks program?  How did that person’s actions help you to be more successful? 
 OR 

Submit a video essay of no shorter than 30 seconds and no longer than 3 minutes addressing one of the following three essay questions. 
  • How did Mapworks affect your college or university experience? 
  • What did you learn from the Mapworks student report and how did it benefit you? 
  • Was there a faculty/staff member that reached out to assist you based on information he/she received about you through the Mapworks program?  How did that person’s actions help you to be more successful? 
There is a limit of one (1) entry per person and must be submitted through the student’s Salem State University e-mail address. The deadline to submit completed applications is: April 1, 2016 @ 11:59pm EST.

Please email all applications to Mapworks@salemstate.edu with the subject “Mapworks Scholarship Application 2015/2016”

To submit a video essay: Upload your video to your Google Drive account and enter the email SalemStateMapworks@gmail.com to share your video.

The Salem State University Mapworks Scholarship Video Application aligns with requirements for the National Mapworks Scholarship. Applicants who submit a video application to Salem State University are encouraged to submit their application for the national scholarship application. Please note that there are some variations in the requirements for the National Mapworks Scholarship (such as not including the university’s name). Follow the link below for information:

2016 National Mapworks Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Students who are eligible to submit an application for the Salem State University Mapworks Scholarship will be notified directly.  Participation is limited to first-year and sophomore students (based on credits) who have completed the fall and spring Mapworks Survey for the current academic year.

ESSAY GUIDELINES: Each Essay must comply with the following guidelines: 

a. the Essay (including the copyright in the Essay) must be owned by the entrant; 

b. the Essay must not previously have been published or won any award; 

c. the Essay must be original and have been written solely by the entrant; 

d. the Essay must not contain any material that violates or infringes upon the rights of any third party, including without limitation copyrights, trademarks or rights of privacy or publicity, or that is defamatory, threatening, indecent, obscene or offensive, or that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to any applicable laws or regulations, or whose use by the Scholarship Contest Entities (as defined in Section 9) requires a license or permission from any third party; and

e. the Essay must not contain any material that the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems inappropriate for public viewing.  

By submitting an Essay, the entrant represents and warrants that the entrant has complied with all of the foregoing requirements and has obtained all permissions, licenses and consents that are necessary for the submission of the Essay and the use of the Essay as permitted pursuant to these Official Rules and to verify compliance with the foregoing requirements.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to confirm the accuracy of all Essays and to disqualify any entrant who submits an Essay that Sponsor determines does not or may not comply with these guidelines.  

Rules and Restrictions

Scholarships will be applied directly to student accounts in the next academic year upon conclusion of the Add/Drop period as outlined in Salem State University’s Academic Calendar.

 If a recipients fails to enroll, or remain enrolled as a matriculated, undergraduate degree-seeking student (day or evening) the scholarship is void.

Scholarships are not transferable to another person.

All essays and videos submitted become property of the Mapworks office at Salem State University.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY; PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING OFFICIAL RULES. BY ENTERING THE SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY MAP-WORKS SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST (THE “SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST”) AND SIGNING THE APPLICATION, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT YOU HAVE REVIEWED, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE OFFICIAL RULES. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE OFFICIAL RULES, DO NOT ENTER THE SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST. 

SPONSOR: Salem State University Mapworks Office, Enrollment Management, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970, North Campus, Meier Hall, 2nd Floor, Rm 245A.

METHODS OF ENTRY: During the Entry Period, you may enter the Scholarship Contest by fully completing an application (which shall be made available to you by your college or university) and submitting an original essay of no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words, written by you in English (the “Essay”) or submit a video essay of no shorter than 30 seconds and no longer than 3 minutes addressing one of the following three essay questions.

Your Essay or Video must answer and/or address one (1) of the following three (3) questions:

a. How did Mapworks affect your college or university experience?

b. What did you learn from the Mapworks student report and how did it benefit you?

c. Was there a faculty/staff member that reached out to assist you based on information he/she received about you through the Mapworks program?  How did that person’s actions help you to be more successful?

Entries must be received by the MAP-Works office at the designated email address by no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on April 1, 2016.  Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt.  Materials submitted to the Salem State University Mapworks office in connection with the Scholarship Contest will not be returned.  There is a limit of one (1) entry per person and must be submitted through the Salem State University e-mail address.  No purchase is necessary to enter or win.  All federal, state and local laws apply.  

SELECTION COMMITTEE:  The Winners will be selected by a selection committee designated by the Mapworks office.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to vary the number and composition of the selection committee. Essays will be judged on both style and content. The selection committee will look for content that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays and video essays must demonstrate the significance Mapworks has had on the entrant’s college experience. The selection of the Winners, the Sponsor’s interpretation of these Official Rules, and the Sponsor’s decisions on all matters relating to this Scholarship Contest are final and binding.  Each entrant agrees to adhere to and be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of the Sponsor and the selection committee relating to the Scholarship Contest. 

WINNER NOTIFICATION: The Winner will be notified on a date following May 3, 2016.

ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received and the quality of the Essays submitted.

GENERAL:

The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Scholarship Contest without notice for any reason at its sole discretion.  

Non-compliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification.  Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify or prohibit from participating in the Scholarship Contest any individual who, in Sponsor’s discretion, Sponsor determines or believes

a)  has tampered with the entry process or has undermined the legitimate operation of the Scholarship Contest by cheating,hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices, or

b)  has engaged in conduct that annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrant or any representative of Sponsor, or

c) has attempted or intends to attempt any of the foregoing.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend this Scholarship Contest should a virus, bug, technical problem, entrant fraud or misconduct, or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, integrity, security or proper operation of the Scholarship Contest.

In the event of termination of the Scholarship Contest, a winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination.

DISCLAIMERS:

The Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, delayed, illegible, damaged, corrupted or incomplete entries or e-mails, incorrect or inaccurate capture of, damage to, or loss of entries, Essays or entry information or any other human or technical errors of any kind relating to the submission, collection, storage or processing of entries or the administration of the Scholarship Contest. 

The Sponsor is not responsible for undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering by a user's Internet service provider and/or e-mail client or for insufficient space in user's e-mail account to receive e-mail. The Sponsor is not responsible for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in or accessing or downloading information in connection with this promotion.

The Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Scholarship Contest or in the announcement of the prize.  In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL THE SPONSOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST OR PARTICIPATION THEREIN, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY AND ALL DAMAGES RELATING TO THE SUBMISSION OF AN ENTRY OR INABILITY TO DO SO DUE TO ANY TECHNICAL MALFUNCTION OR ANY OTHER REASON WHATSOEVER. THIS EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY WILL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY APPLICABLE STATUTE PROHIBITS SUCH EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

Mapworks Contact Information

Phone: 978.542.2390

Email Address: Mapworks@salemstate.edu
Mapworks Office
 // North Campus, Meier Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 245A

 
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