The Future of Privacy Scholarship, an annual essay contest hosted by VPN provider ExpressVPN, is open for entries. Find out how you can win $5,000.

As internet-ready devices proliferate in all facets of our lives, so do threats to the privacy of the individuals who use them. Advancing technologies and unforeseen events have created new challenges for schools and for students, making awareness of online security issues and fundamental privacy rights all the more crucial.

That’s why the ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship was created. Through an annual essay competition, students delve into urgent issues of the digital age, with the chance to win cash prizes.

Eligibility criteria for the The ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship

  • Essays must be written in English.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in either a high school, undergraduate school, or graduate school, which can be located anywhere in the world.
  • There is no age or citizenship requirement.

Eligible Countries: International

Type: Essay Competition

Number of Scholarships: Not Mentioned

Value of Scholarship:

  • The winner of the 2022 scholarship will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a one-year ExpressVPN subscription.
  • ExpressVPN also selects five runners-up, who will also receive a one-year ExpressVPN subscription.

Method of Application: To enter the scholarship competition, write an essay answering the 2022 ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship prompt below:

If you were writing the rules for the metaverse, how would you ensure it were free, open, and safe?

Your essay should be 600 to 800 words long. Essays must be sent via email only, to this address: To be valid, the application email must include the following information:

  • Your name
  • The name, address, and contact details of your school
  • Your current grade level

Application Deadline: September 15, 2022.

Visit The Official Website For More Information on the The ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship.