The Annual Digital Internet Marketing Scholarship

2017 Edition

scholarship details

Hiking Gear Guru is an IT company with its head office located in Providence, RI. Our projects are all aimed at the international market and in particular at English-speaking countries. We review the latest and best outdoor products and keep an up-to-date list of the best gear in many different categories, thus helping consumers to find the best product which fits all their requirements and needs.

We know just how powerful words could be as they are what our business is all built around. We have been able to help thousands of people last year to get informed about the best hiking boots for men as well as where to go hiking and when is the best time to do it. It’s what we know and that’s why we decided that the best way to evaluate the participants in our international digital marketing scholarship will need to write an informative content piece which consists of 1000 or more words.

Both undergrads and postgraduate students will be able to participate as we believe that age isn’t the most definitive factor and we believe that determination is more decisive and important. The winner of our scholarship will receive an award of $1000 (One thousands US Dollars) towards their education.

We believe that this scholarship is going to be of most interest to people in the following majors : Marketing, Journalism, IT and Business, but we have not limited the participation to them. If you love the Great Outdoors, hiking, camping or anything related to the bond of men with nature, you should participate in this scholarship program and give yourself a chance to win $1000 towards your education bills.

We do not require any previous experience in writing, but writing style, punctuation and the topic of your research are all going to be taken into consideration.

If you think that you might have what it takes to win our international digital marketing scholarship, then you should keep on reading below. You will find the general terms of participation along with the contact details for the content submission.

terms of participation


The content that we are looking for is ideally between 1000 and 2500 words covering the topic – “The rise of popularity of hiking and camping in the past years”.

The following is recommended, but not mandatory:

  • Do you think people are trying to reconnect with nature?
  • What benefits does exploring nature offer people?
  • Hiking and camping are unpleasant at first glance, but more and more people are doing both – why?
  • Are expensive products better and do people really need things such as a camping stove with iPhone charger really necessary?

The person who sends us the best piece of content will not only receive our $1000 scholarship award, but their work will also be included on our blog and monthly newsletter.

Please add the references that you have used in your research, so we can check their credibility. Adding your own additional content such as videos and photos will highly enhance your chances of winning, but the quality of the content is the main factor we are going to consider.

eligibility and requirements

This scholarship is only for students that are currently enrolled in colleges, universities or high schools.

The piece of content you are going to create must be unique, consist your own research and must be presented with your own personal touch. Ideally the piece of content you send us should of interest to the general audience. If you are unsure of the quality of your work, you could send it to a few of your friends, members of your family and a teacher or professor before sending it to us. This is a bulletproof way to enhance your chances of winning.

As previously mentioned we will consider the following factors when picking the scholarship winner :

  • Quality of research
  • Quality of content
  • Personal view
  • Additional content – photos, video, etc.
  • Punctuation and style of writing

How to submit

To submit your application to the Hiking Gear Guru and participate in the scholarship we offer this year add your details to the form below or simply send it to with all of the details listed below and attached Word document.

The email should contain the following information

  • Personal Details (First & Lastname, Email Address).
  • School Name.
  • Area of Study or Major.
  • A document that proves that you are a Student.

By submitting your article, you are giving us the permission to use it on our website

Deadline and Payout

The final date for submission is June 30th 2017, and we will choose the winner by July 30th and the check will be mailed out by August 30th.

$1,000 Cheque will be sent directly to your college (or to the participant in the scholarship program if they aren’t enrolled in college yet).

This is the second year in which we’ll be running this international digital marketing scholarship and we’ve already awarded one student for their amazing work last year.

The winner of last years program is Justin Chung from the Bellarmine College Preparatory

International Digital Marketing Scholarship