Taleris Scholarship Rules

Entry in this scholarship challenge constitutes your acceptance of these official rules. Taleris Credit Union (TCU) is offering one (1) undergraduate the opportunity to apply for a $1,000 video-based scholarship by creating a sixty (60) second to two (2) minute video.

Topic: “What are the advantages of belonging to a credit union?”

 Challenge: Create a sixty (60) second to two (2) minute video commercial geared towards attracting and educating young adults.


The TCU Video Scholarship Challenge begins on January 1, 2018, and ends March 16, 2018.


Any individual who currently attends or has been accepted to attend a college or university in pursuit of an undergraduate degree may apply. Proof of acceptance/enrollment will need to be submitted upon request.

The applicant must be a member, or the child of a member, of TCU to apply. Non-members wishing to be eligible to apply for this scholarship may join Taleris online with our 10-minute application at www.taleriscu.org/join/.

Employees and board members of TCU are not eligible for this scholarship opportunity. Family members of employees and board members of TCU, however, are eligible.

How to Enter

Each applicant must submit a Scholarship Application (CLICK HEREand a Scholarship Video Entry. All video scholarship applications and scholarship video entries must be submitted at: www.taleriscu.org /videoscholarship no later than March 16, 2018.

Scholarship Video Submission

Entrants are to prepare an original video that is sixty (60) seconds to two (2) minutes in length. If music is incorporated into the entrant’s video, the entrant is responsible for submitting a complete list of production credits. Music must be original or written permission by the music’s composer/author must be provided. One video scholarship submission per entrant. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. If filming on the property of a third party, you will need to provide a written release to TCU from that third party.

The video submission must meet the following criteria:

  • Video entries must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, and libelous or contain any content that is inappropriate, indecent, sexual, profane, impolite, slanderous, and discriminatory in any way.
  • It must not contain content, material, or any element that displays any third-party advertising, slogan, logo, trademark, or otherwise indicates a sponsorship or endorsement by a third party.
  • It must be an original, unpublished work that does not contain, incorporate, or otherwise use any content, music, material, or element that is owned by a third party or entity. Failing to provide proper documentation of permission to use such materials will result in the entry being disqualified.
  • It cannot be longer than two (2) minutes. If it is longer than this, only the first two (2) minutes will be evaluated.
  • It must be in a format compatible with YouTube, such as .WMV, .AVI, .MOV, or .MPG, and must be successfully submitted via e-mail.


The winner of the 2018 TCU Video Scholarship Challenge will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Taxes are the sole responsibility of the award recipient.

Scholarship Judging

The eligible video submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Originality/creativity
  • Ability to deliver a message in a clear, cohesive, and impactful way
  • Effectiveness in addressing the scholarship question
  • Video production quality

Judges will evaluate and attribute a score to each video based upon the criteria listed above. In the event of a tie, the Video that received the higher score from the judges in the category of “effectiveness in addressing the scholarship question” will be selected as the winner. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the Video that received the next-highest score will be chosen as the potential winner.

The scholarship winner will be notified by phone and/or email within 10 days of the judges’ decision. All award funds will be made payable directly to the college/university of the winner.

General Conditions

All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. TCU reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant from the scholarship if it reasonably believes that the entrant did not follow the guidelines set forth, such as by submitting video content that is inappropriate or providing false information within the context of the scholarship concerning identity, age, eligibility, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit union affiliation. TCU also reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant if it reasonably believes that the Entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the scholarship by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses other entrants, viewers, or the judges.

Intellectual Property Rights

As a condition of entry, Entrant grants TCU a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, publish, distribute, and publicly display a Video (1) for the purposes of allowing TCU and the judges to evaluate the Video for purposes of the scholarship, and (2) in connection with advertising and promotion via communication to the public. Once submitted, video entries become the sole property of TCU and will not be returned.


TCU will not disclose Entrants’ personal information, such as phone number or e-mail address, to any outside entity. Entrant’s personal information will be used only to determine eligibility and distribute scholarship funds.


As a condition of entry, Entrant agrees to permit TCU to use his or her name and/or likeness and Video for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.

The undersigned voluntarily consents to TCU to use my photograph(s), name, story and/or voice for communication purposes, including without limitation in publications on the web, and releases TCU or its members from any liability that may result from a use consistent with said release.


By entering, Entrant represents and warrants to TCU that the submitted video is the participant’s own original work; that the participant is the sole owner of the video and all of the rights associated with it; that the video does not violate any rights of others; and that the video does not display any inappropriate material. In addition, participants release and hold harmless TCU, their directors, officers, and employees from any and all liability for any injuries, loss claim, action, demand, or damage of any kind arising from participation in the 2018 TCU Video Scholarship Challenge.

Entry Errors

TCU is not responsible for any malfunction of the scholarship submission site or any late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, undeliverable, or destroyed videos due to system errors, failed, incomplete or garbled technological malfunctions, or other telecommunication transmission malfunctions.