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RGV US Census Ambassador Scholarship Rules

Please read the rules for the RGV US Census Ambassador Scholarship opportunity prior to submitting an entry.

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Terms and Conditions

 

Eligible Students:  Persons residing within the Texas Counties of Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy who are enrolled in high school, vocational school or college  anytime from July 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021. Person does not need to be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident to be considered eligible.

Eligible Entry:  A valid U.S. Census completion confirmation number with photo proof of a 2020 U.S. Census questionnaire completed online at 2020Census.gov for a household located in the Texas Counties of Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy during the Eligible Time Period and submitted by an Eligible Student via RGVCensusScholarship.org within the Eligible Time Period.

Eligible Time Period: July 1, 2020 – Census Deadline.

  1. Eligible Students must submit an Eligible Entry to be entered into the RGV Census Ambassador Scholarship.

  2. An Eligible Entry must be submitted via RGVCensusScholarship.org and completed within the Eligible Time Period.

  3. An Eligible Entry must be submitted along with proof of the 2020 U.S. Completion Confirmation number to complete submission. For example, an electronic photograph, screenshot, or printout.

  4. Scholarships are limited to one per Eligible Student. 

  5. Upon selection, Eligible Student will be required to provide proof of residency, enrollment in a high school, vocational school or college and valid proof of the 2020 U.S. Census completion confirmation number(s) submitted.

  6. Scholarship is paid directly to post-secondary college or vocational program and is held by VAMOS until such time Scholarship recipient provides proof of enrollment in post-secondary college or vocational program.

  7. Eligible Students may submit multiple entries to increase their chances of receiving a scholarship. DO NOT SUBMIT the SAME census address and number more than ONE TIME. 

  8. A particular address and 2020 U.S. Census completion confirmation number may only be entered ONCE.  Duplicate entries, addresses, and 2020 U.S. confirmation numbers will be disqualified. 

  9. A particular household should only complete one 2020 U.S. Census Questionnaire.

  10. Eligible Students should not complete a 2020 U.S. Census Questionnaire for a household that submitted a 2020 Census Questionnaire prior to July 1, 2020.

  11. Eligible Students are encouraged to become Ambassadors in their community to increase local census participation and may submit valid 2020 U.S. Census completion confirmation numbers from their family, friends, neighbors or other willing community members.

    • BY LAW: Non-U.S. Census employees can NOT assist someone filling out their online Census questionnaire unless they request your assistance. If asked to help, non-U.S. Census employees can assist with the online questionnaire but MUST advise the following:

    • “I am not a U.S. Census employee and the answers you provide are not protected by confidentiality law with me.”

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