Terms of Services
Welcome to Scholars.Shop!
The website (the "Site") is comprised of various web pages operated by ScholarsShop, Inc. ("Scholars.Shop"). is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the "Terms"). Your use of constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.
Scholars.shop allows students to raise money for their education through crowdfunding and scholarships. Scholars.shop allows any individual and organization of any size to create and post scholarships for any means such as by location of nation(s), state(s), county, specific high school(s) or by extra curricular activity or by any keyword the sponsor see's fit.
Important notes summarizing some of the below content:
We don’t oversee students performance and follow through, and we don’t mediate disputes between users as they are solely between the Student and Sponsor.
Fees are charged during award/money transaction. We charge 9.9% +$2.00 per transaction which includes fees from our payments partners.
If you follow a link to another website, what happens there is between you and them, not Scholars.Shop.
Scholars.Shop does not claim ownership of the information you provide. But when you post it, you’re giving us permission to use or copy it however we need in order to run the site, or show people what’s happening on it. (We generally just use this to promote Students or Sponsors and showcase our community on the website.) You’re responsible for the content you post, and you’re vouching to us that it’s all okay to use.
You can delete your account at any time. Deleting your account won’t make content you’ve already posted go away.
To operate, we need to be able to maintain control over what happens on our website. Scholars.Shop reserve the right to make decisions to protect the health and integrity of our system. We don’t take these powers lightly, and we only use them when we absolutely have to.
We want to provide users with the best experiences and greatest services, but we can’t guarantee everything will always work perfectly. This site is presented as-is, without warranties.
Indemnification - If you do something on Scholars.Shop that gets us sued, you have to help defend us.
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that Scholars.Shop is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. Scholars.Shop and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.
Deleting Your Account
You can terminate your account at any time. All provisions of this agreement survive termination of an account, including our rights regarding any content you’ve already submitted to the Site. (For instance, if you’ve filled out a profile and allow Sponsors to donate, deleting your account will not remove your profile from the Site.) Please contact if you would like to completely terminate your account and think that your profile has not been removed.
Children Under Thirteen
Scholars.Shop does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use only with permission of a parent or guardian.
Creating an account with Scholars.shop is free. Fees are charged during award/money transaction. We charge 9.9% +$2.00 per transaction which includes fees from our payments partners.
We will not collect any fees without giving you a chance to review and accept them. You’re responsible for paying any additional fees or taxes associated with your use of Scholars.Shop.
For Services offered on a payment or subscription basis, the following terms apply, unless Scholars.Shop or its third party affiliate notifies you otherwise in writing. This Agreement also incorporates by reference and includes program ordering and payment terms provided to you on the website for the Services:
Payments will be billed to you in U.S. dollars, and your account will be debited when you subscribe and provide your payment information, unless stated otherwise in the program ordering or payment terms on the website for the Services.
You must pay with one of the following:
A valid credit card acceptable to Scholars.Shop;
A valid debit card acceptable to Scholars.Shop;
Sufficient funds in a checking or savings account to cover an electronic debit of the payment due;
By another payment option Scholars.Shop provides to you in writing.
If your payment and registration information is not accurate, current, and complete and you do not notify us promptly when such information changes, we may suspend or terminate your account and refuse any use of the Services.
If you do not notify us of updates to your payment method (e.g., credit card expiration date), to avoid interruption of your service, we may participate in programs supported by your card provider (e.g., updater services, recurring billing programs, etc.) to try to update your payment information, and you authorize us to continue billing your account with the updated information that we obtain.
Scholars.Shop will automatically renew your monthly, quarterly, or annual Services at the then-current rates, unless the Services are cancelled or terminated under this Agreement.
Additional cancellation or renewal terms may be provided to you on the website for the Services.
Fees for the Services are not eligible for any proration of unused subscriptions or refunds.
Contributions towards scholarships and crowdfunding/ donations will incur a 9.9% + $2 per transaction fee.
Scholars.Shop doesn't issue refunds. Transactions are between Sponsors and Students directly. Students receive all funds (less fees) soon after Sponsors award or donate money.
What Scholars.shop is not responsible for:
Scholars.shop isn’t liable for any damages or losses related to your use of the Services. We don’t become involved in disputes between users, or between users and any third party relating to the use of the Services. We don’t oversee the performance or punctuality of students claims and education. When you use the Services, you release Scholars.shop from claims, damages, and demands of every kind — known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed — arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and the Services. All content you access through the Services is at your own risk. You’re solely responsible for any resulting damage or loss to any party.
Links to Third Party Sites/Third Party Services
may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites") (For instance, Organization/ Sponsor pages, user profiles, and comments may link to other sites.). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Scholars.Shop and Scholars.Shop is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Scholars.Shop is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Scholars.Shop of the site or any association with its operators.
Scholars.shop partners with other companies (such as Stripe) for payment processing. When you award or donate to a student, you’re also agreeing to the payment processor’s terms of service.
Certain services made available via are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that Scholars.Shop may share such information and data with any third party with whom Scholars.Shop has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of users and customers.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property
All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of Scholars.Shop or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. Scholars.Shop content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Scholars.Shop and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of Scholars.Shop or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
Visiting or sending emails to Scholars.Shop constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Use of Communication Services
The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information; upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents; upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer; advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages; conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters; download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner; falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded; restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services; violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service; harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; violate any applicable laws or regulations.
Scholars.Shop has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Scholars.Shop reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Scholars.Shop reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
Scholars.Shop reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Scholars.Shop's sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Scholars.Shop does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Scholars.Shop specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Scholars.Shop spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Scholars.Shop.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you upload the materials.
Materials Provided to or Posted on Any Scholars.Shop Web Page
Scholars.Shop does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Scholars.Shop Site or our associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Scholars.Shop, our affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Scholars.Shop is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Scholars.Shop's sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
When you submit a project for review, or make your profile public to Sponsors, you agree to these terms:
We can use the content you’ve submitted. You grant to us, and others acting on our behalf, the worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable right to use, exercise, commercialize, and exploit the copyright, publicity, trademark, and database rights with respect to your Content.
When we use the content, we can make changes, like editing or translating it. You grant us the right to edit, modify, reformat, excerpt, delete, or translate any of your Content.
You won’t submit stuff you don’t hold the copyright for (unless you have permission). Your Content will not contain third-party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third-party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material, or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material (and to grant Scholars.Shop all the license rights outlined here).
Any royalties or licensing on your Content are your responsibility. You will pay all royalties and other amounts owed to any person or entity based on your Content, or on Scholars.shop’s hosting of that Content.
You promise that if we use your Content, we’re not violating anyone’s rights or copyrights. If Scholars.shop or its users exploit or make use of your submission in the ways contemplated in this agreement, you promise that this will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including (without limitation) any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
You’re responsible for the stuff you post. All information submitted to the Site, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom that content originated.
We’re not responsible for mistakes in your content. Scholars.Shop will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content.
Scholars.shop reserves the following rights:
We can make changes to the Scholars.Shop Site and Services without notice or liability.
We have the right to decide who’s eligible to use Scholars.Shop. We can cancel accounts or decline to offer our Services. We can change our eligibility criteria at any time. If these things are prohibited by law where you live, then we revoke your right to use Scholars.Shop in that jurisdiction.
We have the right to cancel any transaction, at any time and for any reason.
We have the right to reject, cancel, interrupt, remove, or suspend any account at any time and for any reason.
Scholars.Shop is not liable for any damages as a result of any of these actions, and it is our policy not to comment on the reasons for any such action.
Third Party Accounts
You will be able to connect your Scholars.Shop account to third party accounts. By connecting your Scholars.Shop account to your third party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by Scholars.Shop from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the Scholars.Shop Content accessed through in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
You use our Services solely at your own risk. They are provided to you “as is” and “as available” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied.
SCHOLARS.SHOP SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USAGE OF TRADE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION (ORAL OR WRITTEN) OBTAINED BY YOU FROM SCHOLARS.SHOP SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Scholars.Shop, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Scholars.Shop reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Scholars.Shop in asserting any available defenses.
In the event the parties are not able to resolve any dispute between them arising out of or concerning these Terms and Conditions, or any provisions hereof, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise at law or in equity for damages or any other relief, then such dispute shall be resolved only by final and binding arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, conducted by a single neutral arbitrator and administered by the American Arbitration Association, or a similar arbitration service selected by the parties, in a location mutually agreed upon by the parties. The arbitrator's award shall be final, and judgment may be entered upon it in any court having jurisdiction. In the event that any legal or equitable action, proceeding or arbitration arises out of or concerns these Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its costs and reasonable attorney's fees. The parties agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims in regards to these Terms and Conditions or any disputes arising as a result of these Terms and Conditions, whether directly or indirectly, including Tort claims that are a result of these Terms and Conditions. The parties agree that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. The entire dispute, including the scope and enforceability of this arbitration provision shall be determined by the Arbitrator. This arbitration provision shall survive the termination of these Terms and Conditions.
Class Action Waiver
Any arbitration under these Terms and Conditions will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class/representative/collective actions are not permitted. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT A PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN EACH'S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PUTATIVE CLASS, COLLECTIVE AND/ OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, SUCH AS IN THE FORM OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST THE OTHER. Further, unless both you and Scholars.Shop agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. SCHOLARSSHOP, INC. AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.
SCHOLARSSHOP, INC. AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. SCHOLARSSHOP, INC. AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Scholars.Shop reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Delaware and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Delaware in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Scholars.Shop as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. Scholars.Shop's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Scholars.Shop's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by Scholars.Shop with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Scholars.Shop with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Scholars.Shop with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.
Changes to Terms
Scholars.Shop reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. Scholars.Shop encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.
Scholars.Shop welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:
Effective as of January 15, 2018