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Scholarship Contest




The purpose of this scholarship:

  1. To increase scholarship & college/university awareness of high school seniors
  2. To encourage high academic attainment in our youth
  3. To reward hard working high school seniors and assist in collegiate expenses

Eligibility and Requirements: At the time of submission for this scholarship, the applicant must:

  1. Applicant must be an enrolled high school student who is in his/her senior year
  2. Applicant must be in good standing with the high school
  3. Applicant must have at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  4. Applicant must be accepted to at least one 4 year accredited college or university

Application: Mail completed application packet to Prosperous Investments (PO Box 63745, Colorado Springs, CO, 80962). A valid application packet must include:

  1. Completed application form
  2. 1 completed scholarship recommendation (Teacher, guidance counselor, coach, employer, clergy, NOT friends or family)
  3. 1 Essay no more than 2 pages in length, Times Roman font (size 12), & double-spaced
  4. Current High School transcript
  5. A copy of a college/university acceptance letter

Essay Topic:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) & Apple, Inc. are currently in a controversial stalemate. Recently there was an FBI-induced court order for Apple to unlock the iPhone 5c owned by the San Bernardino Massacre shooter. The FBI wants Apple to provide them with a weaker version of Apple’s operating system that will allow the FBI to crack device passcodes. The FBI believes hacking into phones will help improve national security. Apple believes weakening encryption will only hurt consumers and other well-meaning users who rely on companies like Apple to protect their personal information. Should Apple comply with or refuse to give the FBI the ability to hack their cellphones? Provide support for your perspective on this issue.