Official Rules


The winning essay will be judged on the following criteria: content, style, creativity, and how persuasively the applicant presents his or her point of view. After the deadline of Dec 31, 2017, all entries will be reviewed. After review, the winning essay will be selected by a panel of three judges.


The applicant of the winning essay will receive a one-time scholarship of $1,000 to be applied to the following school-related expenses: tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board. Funds must be used in the 2017 academic year. Scholarship funds are provided by TikiLIVE and will be paid via mail to the Financial Aid Office of the winning applicant’s college.

Submission of Materials

All entries must be entered through the official TikiLIVE ‘Television Takeover’ Scholarship submission form, which can be found at 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 on TikiLIVE reserves the right to publish content from the submitted essays themselves.


Current TikiLIVE employees or the immediate family of current TikiLIVE 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 spring 2017 academic semester or a current undergraduate or graduate student of any accredited two or four year college, university or institute. To see if your school is eligible, please visit:


TikiLIVE does not use the information provided in the scholarship application to create listings.