The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that young people watch media for 7.5 hours a day on average—and this doesn’t include using computers for schoolwork. Unplugging can be difficult when technology is always at your fingertips. However, stepping away from technology can benefit the body and mind.
This scholarship is intended to assist you in comprehending the detrimental consequences of excessive screen time. This scholarship aids in students’ comprehension of the drawbacks of excessive screen time.
Entry is open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school, as well as current or incoming graduate or college students at any level. Students who are homeschooled are also qualified. Age restrictions do not apply. Candidates must be citizens or lawful residents of the United States.
How to fill out an application
- Fill out the online application at the Digital Responsibility website and include a 140-character note about your addiction to technology.
- A group of finalists will be chosen from the top ten applications.
- A comprehensive essay about technology addiction, ranging from 500 to 1,000 words, will be required of the finalists.
- Applications can only be submitted online.
Deadline: January 30 each year Prizes: A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to the winner, and a $500 scholarship will be awarded to the runner-up.
How the winner will be chosen
The content of the 140-character message will be used to determine which 10 finalists advance. The 500–1,000 word essay’s content and originality will determine the winner and runner-up. Notification of award: By email, the finalists will be informed. The winners will receive postal and email notifications.
Frequently Asked Question
What are the benefits of technology addiction?
Because they are strewn throughout our news feeds, we become more conscious of current events. Whenever we need to, we can research news and trends from the present. We can look for answers to our issues quickly. This makes room for creativity.
What is the main cause of technology addiction?
Genetics, structural alterations in the brain, environmental factors, and underlying mental health conditions are the causes of internet addiction, and each of these factors contributes to the development of the condition.
What are the consequences of becoming addicted to technology?
Addictions to technology can have a serious negative effect on mental health, aggravating or causing anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other mental health conditions.
It can be challenging to turn off when electronic devices are always available. But turning off the electronic devices can be good for both your mental and physical health. The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the negative effects of too much time spent on screens.