Houzz Scholarship Program  

Official Program Rules


Eligibility. The Houzz Scholarship Program is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 17 years of age or older who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a design or architecture program at an accredited college or university. Further eligibility requirements for each scholarship are described below. Employees of Houzz Inc. and their immediate families, are not eligible to apply or receive a scholarship. Qualified applicants may apply for multiple scholarships, and past recipients may apply for additional scholarships.

Application Deadlines. Applications must be submitted by June 30th or December 15th each year.

Applications. Applications must be submitted online at www.houzz.com/scholarships. Applicants will be required to submit their contact information, school information, GPA (which is subject to verification) and describe their extracurricular or other notable school activities. Applicants will also be required to link to their Houzz Student Profile and write a short essay of 650 words or less answering a particular question related to each scholarship.

Applicants may apply for more than one scholarship.

Applicants agree to be bound by these Official Program Rules. Applications and essays are subject to the Houzz Terms of Use Agreement, including the terms for “Posting and Submission” and the “Acceptable Use Policy” described therein.

Information submitted in connection with an application is subject to the Houzz Privacy Policy.

Available Scholarships: Women in Architecture, Sustainable Design, Residential Design, and Construction Management.

The scholarships will be awarded in the form of a check made payable to the accredited post-secondary institution of higher education at which the winner is enrolled (proof of enrollment for undergraduate and graduate students or proof of acceptance into undergraduate programs for high school seniors will be required). Scholarships may not be assigned or transferred. No cash equivalent prize will be awarded. The awarding of any Scholarship is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. Scholarships that are not used for the academic year for which they are awarded will be forfeited.

If any potential winner fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide required affidavit, is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to another entrant, subject to verification of eligibility.

Houzz is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prizes.

Selection of Recipients. Completed scholarship applications will be reviewed by representatives of Houzz to determine the winner of each scholarship in Houzz’s sole discretion. All decisions are final. Houzz reserves the right not to award a Scholarship if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive any qualified applications.

Winner Notification: Scholarship recipients will be notified by email and are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Program Rules. If an award notification is returned as undeliverable or a potential winner does not supply the required verification within the time specified, the award will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate recipient at Houzz's discretion. 

General Terms. Scholarship recipients, by acceptance of their prize, agree to release Houzz Inc., its employees, representatives, agents, contractors, assigns, advertisers, officers, directors, and shareholders from any and all liability, loss, damage, cost, claim arising out of their participation in the Contest or the award of or the use of prizes. Except where prohibited, by accepting a prize, Winners grants Houzz and those acting under its authority permission to use their name, photograph, voice and/or likeness, image, biographical information and statements, at any time or times, for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes without additional compensation, in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Internet, without notice, review or approval.

Houzz is not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind lost or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by Houzz, users or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions which may damage a user's system or limit a user's ability to participate in this Contest. Houzz reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Scholarship Program should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized human intervention or other cause beyond Houzz’s control inhibit or corrupt the administration, security, or fairness of the Program, and Houzz may disqualify any person who engages in or attempts any such activity.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of applicants and Houzz in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of California, without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof. Applicants consent to jurisdiction and venue in, and agree that any claims or disputes shall be resolved exclusively in, the federal and state courts located in Santa Clara County, California.


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