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2021 Spark Energy Scholarship Program: Terms and Condition

*Official Rules: The Spark Your Life Scholarship Campaign (hereafter The “Campaign”) begins June 1st, 2021 at 12:00 PM CST, and closes August 31st, 2021 at midnight CST.

Only complete applications with all required supporting documentation that are received by the published deadline will be considered. Applicants will be evaluated based on the quality of the content of the essay. The one-time $3000 scholarship will be awarded to the applicant that meets all the requisite criteria and the better-qualified essay capturing the essay prompts outlined in the eligibility criteria. The successful applicant is contacted on or after September 6th, 2021 at 2 PM CST by email and/or phone at the contact information provided on the application and announced on the Spark Your Scholarship page (add link). The award must be claimed by September 10th, 2021, at 2 PM CST by providing a copy of the applicant’s college ID from the accredited school for which the applicant applied. The scholarship is not officially awarded until the successful applicant returns the required documentation. Spark Energy LLC shall have no liability for the successful applicant’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail, or other security settings or for the applicant’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the applicant cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the award within 96 hours from the time any award notification was sent, the award may be forfeited and an alternate applicant selected. Receipt by the applicant of the scholarship award offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY THE APPLICANT (AT SPARK ENERGY LLC‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT’S DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED. By participating, the applicant(“You”) agrees to be fully unconditionally bound by these rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Spark Energy LLC as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign. By submitting your application, You confirm You are at least 18+ years of age as of the date of entry. This Campaign is open to legal residents of the United States of America. Employees of Spark Energy, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in this Campaign. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to be awarded the scholarship. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Spark Energy LLC. You may enter only once. You must provide all the information requested. You may not enter more than once by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Spark Energy LLC. In such a case, Spark Energy LLC may select another applicant from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Spark Energy LLC. Spark Energy LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Official Rules. Spark Energy LLC has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void applications for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Spark Energy LLC reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. By submitting this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Spark Energy LLC, anyone acting on behalf of Spark Energy LLC, and Spark Energy LLC’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the world, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes without any further compensation, notice review, or consent. Spark Energy LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Spark Energy LLC’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. No purchase necessary. Purchase does not enhance the chance of winning. This Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Odds of being awarded the scholarship depend on the number of eligible entries received. The scholarship payment will be made by check and sent on behalf of the successful applicant directly to the school named in the application. The check will be sent to the financial aid office of the school specified in the applicant’s application. Actual/appraised value may differ at the time of the award. The specifics of the award shall be solely determined by Spark Energy LLC. No cash or other award substitution shall be permitted except at Spark Energy LLC’s discretion. The award is nontransferable. Any and all award-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of the applicant. No substitution of award or transfer/assignment of the award to others or request for the cash equivalent by the applicant is permitted. Acceptance of award constitutes permission for Spark Energy LLC to use the applicant’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Spark Energy LLC and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any award or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries. THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF STATE of TEXAS WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, you agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in the state or federal courts of Harris County, Texas having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on Spark Energy LLC’s website. To read the Privacy Policy go to https://www.sparkenergy.com/privacy-policy/. To obtain a copy of the successful applicant’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Spark Energy LLC, c/o Spark Scholarship, 12140 Wickchester, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77079, USA. Such requests must be received no later than September 10th, 2021, 11:59 pm CST. The Sponsor of the Campaign is Spark Energy LLC, 12140 Wickchester, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77079, USA. This Campaign is hosted by Spark Energy LLC. By entering, You have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules. Based on the volume of applications received, the award of the scholarship may factor in each applicant’s grade point average along with the essay submitted.

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