Apply Now for a $10,000 Go Daddy .ME Scholarship


WEBWIRE – Thursday, March 14, 2013

Deadline Fast Approaching for 10 Tech-Savvy Students

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Go Daddy, the Web’s top platform for small businesses, is offering 10 students $10,000 each in the Go Daddy .ME Scholarship program. There’s still time for students to apply with the March 30 deadline around the corner.

Eligible U.S. students can submit applications at GoDaddyScholarship.me. Each year, thousands of students apply, but only 10 are selected to win a $10,000 scholarship. Applicants need to submit a 500-word essay describing how the Internet or Internet technology has helped them and how they envision benefiting from it in the future. Essays are judged on quality, creativity and originality.

“This year’s applicants are off-the-charts, wicked smart,” said Go Daddy CEO Blake Irving. “We’re seeing compelling stories from conventional technology students, entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners ... all looking for a little help with their college tuition. If you’re a college student who is passionate about technology, let’s hear your story. In our eyes, you are our future employees, customers and industry leaders.”

Go Daddy and the .ME Registry created the national scholarship program in 2010 as a way to support students who are aspiring entrepreneurs and technologists.

Matthew Iozzio received $10,000 from last year’s Go Daddy .ME Scholarship. Iozzio is the co-founder of ScholarsForCharity.org,, a non-profit website development group, which insists on charitable donations in lieu of payment. “The Go Daddy dot-ME Scholarship gave me some peace of mind and helped me focus on my education,” said Iozzio. “I recommend students take advantage of this opportunity – it might just pay-off.”

The Go Daddy .ME Scholarship is just one way Go Daddy is enabling future technologists. This week, Go Daddy kicked-off Engineering Week at UC Berkeley with a keynote speech by Irving. Students met with Go Daddy leaders during events and competitions. They also learned about future employment opportunities. Earlier this year, Go Daddy participated in the inaugural “University Hacker Olympics” in San Francisco. College students were selected to meet and compete in a weekend-long hackathon to code with some of the best developers in the world. Go Daddy technologists worked alongside and connected with students who are some of the brightest technical talent that will soon enter the professional market.

Interacting with tech-savvy students is a priority for Go Daddy as it establishes initiatives like the Go Daddy .ME Scholarship. To apply, applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in fall 2013, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have scored higher than 1,000 on the SAT or 21+ on the ACT.

The application deadline for the Go Daddy .ME Scholarship is March 30, 2013. Go Daddy’s scholarship recipients are scheduled to be announced at the end of April. For more information about the Go Daddy .ME Scholarship program, please visit GoDaddyScholarship.me.

To apply for one of nearly 300 job openings at the world-renowned technology company, visit GoDaddy.com/Jobs.

To find out how you can go online quickly and affordably, visit GoDaddy.com.

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About Go Daddy
Go Daddy is the world’s largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue according to 451 Research (Mass-Market Hosting Report-Fall 2012) and is the #1 provider of net-new SSL certificates for 2012, according to the Netcraft, LTD Secure Server Survey. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com/PR.

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