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Are you passionate about making this world tobacco-free? If yes, here’s the good news for you: MigVapor awards $1,500 in scholarships every year to the students who are committed to playing their part in preventing the deaths caused by smoking tobacco. Our vision is to create a tobacco-free world and stop more than 480,000 yearly deaths caused by smoking.

MigVapor Scholarship Information

MigVapor offers scholarship awards for the students who present their well-researched and evidence-based essay to encourage smokers to kick their addiction. Remember, smoking not only impacts the smoker, but also other people around them.

Unfortunately, we no longer accept new essays

Next application period starts on November 1, 2018

Problem Statement

Tobacco is unarguably the biggest avoidable cause of death in the world. In the U.S. alone, more than 40 million people smoke tobacco cigarettes – that’s almost 17% of the total population. According to World Health Organization, about 50% of tobacco users die because of a disease caused by smoking. Every smoker realizes the harms of tobacco, yet it’s extremely hard to quit it – some experts believe it’s even more addictive than heroin and cocaine. Researches show that only 4% of the people succeed in quitting tobacco smoking when they don’t use any medicinal aid. Moreover, about two-thirds of smokers who do quit for a while, eventually take up smoking again. 

We want to raise awareness of the potential dangers of smoking tobacco cigarettes. We encourage students to come up with a viable solution to help the smokers make a positive change in their lives. Your write-up has to show the people, who want to quit, a way out. You may also talk about e-cigarettes and vaporizers, and whether they can be a good choice in tobacco harm-reduction.

Scholarship Awards

The winning candidates for the first, second and third places will receive scholarships in the amounts of $1,000 and $500, respectively. Each winner of this essay contest will be awarded a check and these funds may only be used to cover the educational expenses.

Application Deadlines

November 1st, 2018 for the Spring 2019 semester

May 31st, 2018 for the Fall 2018 semester

Who Can Participate

► This scholarship is offered nationwide to United States citizens.

► To apply, you must be a full-time student at an accredited four-year or two-year university, community college or junior college, or a graduate degree program.

► You have to be at least 18 years old

How to Participate

Choose a relevant topic and write an essay that is at least 800 words long. Email your signed essays with your full name, university name, and your address to [email protected] before the end of the current application period. One person can send only one entry.

Here are a few things that our judges love to see in essays:

► Write an evidence-based essay.

► Writing about a personal experience can give you an edge over the competitors.

► Make sure your essay is original, succinct, and gives a clear, logical message.

► If you think a picture or video will go well with your essay, use it by all means.

► Send Proof of enrolment, via photocopy of college ID.

Winner Announcement

The winning applicants will be announced to public at normaly within 30 days after the application deadline and will also be notified via email to provide their proof of enrollment. 

Best of luck!

Additional Terms

By participating, Student Entrants Agree:

  1. To the use of their names, photos, video and any such images in any form of media, including and without limitation on the internet and in social media, for advertising, promotional and publicity purposes in relation to this gifting program without prior written consent or compensation;
  2. To these official basic rules;
  3. To release, discharge, and hold harmless Mig Vapor, from any and all claims or damages arising out of, in any way, their participation in the Mig Vapor Scholarship program.
  4. Mig Vapor reserves the right to suspend, cancel, or extend the Mig Vapor Scholarship at any time, with or without notice. Mig Vapor reserves the right to interpret these rules and to make all decisions regarding the award(s) and recipient(s) not covered by these rules.

Additional Information:

We are devoted to protecting the privacy of your personal information. This includes the acquisition, storage, use, access, and disposal of all student data obtained during the application process. This data will only be used for reviewing applications and selecting winners and never for marketing or commercial purposes.

Please note that MigVapor doesn’t claim that vapor cigarettes are a smoking cessation tool. Moreover, the sole goal of this scholarship is to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking, and not to promote MigVapor's products as a smoking cessation aid.