Podgorica, Montenegro (Jan. 27, 2011) – Earlier this month, the .ME Registry and Go Daddy, the world’s largest Web hosting provider and top domain name registrar, announced their intention to support the dreams of students interested in a college education through the launch of the Go Daddy .ME Scholarship Program. Through the initiative, 10 deserving students will receive $10,000 each to pursue their college dreams.
“We were so proud to provide financial support to Go Daddy for this extraordinary venture,” said Predrag Lesic, executive director of the .ME Registry. “The success of Dot-ME is the result of hard work and effort by many bright and talented people. Think about what a next era of Internet entrepreneurs will be able to discover, invent, create if they have the opportunity to develop their skills, talents and minds in college.”
“I believe everyone should have the chance to get a higher education,” said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. “By providing Go Daddy dot-ME scholarships, we can make a difference for some who might not have been able to afford to go to college.”
How do you apply for the Go Daddy .ME Scholarship? Applicants must be residents of the United States, pursuing an undergraduate degree in Fall 2011, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have scored higher than 860 on the SAT or 18 on the ACT. Applicants need to submit two letters of recommendation and write a 500-word essay describing how the Internet or Internet technology has helped them in the course of their studies, and how they envision benefiting from it in the future.
The application deadline for the Go Daddy .ME Scholarship is March 31, 2011 and the scholarship recipients will be announced at the end of April. For more information about the Go Daddy .ME Scholarship program, please visit www.GoDaddy.com/MEscholarship.
Executives of the .ME Registry were happy to support Go Daddy’s efforts to provide scholarship to students in the U.S. this year, and have high hopes to set up a similar program in Montenegro, where the Registry is based, in the not-so-distant future.
“The explosion of our domain’s international presence is truly a success story for Montenegro,” adds Lesic. “We are happy to invest in the next generation who will create their own success stories.”