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ExpressVPN Announces 2016 Scholarship Winners

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Oct. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ExpressVPN is thrilled to announce the first ever recipients of The ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship program.

Among many insightful entries, we selected three students to receive a total of $4,000 in cash prizes:

  • Winner, $2500: Eliza Lindley, sophomore at Mount Horeb High School, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.
  • First runner-up, $1000: Matthew Nealey, second-year student at Lake Superior College, Minnesota.
  • Second runner-up, $500: Carla Blum-Johnston, undergraduate at Walla Walla University, Washington.

The ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship was created to increase student awareness around internet privacy, security, and freedom of speech issues. As more students are bringing their Internet-ready devices to class and growing up in an increasingly digital world, awareness of basic online security and a fundamental understanding of privacy rights are more important than ever.

The ExpressVPN Scholarship Program re-opens for applications starting January, 2017.

Please visit ExpressVPN.com to read the winning essays and learn more about what inspired this year's recipients.

About ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN is a leading VPN service provider enabling users worldwide to safely and anonymously browse the web. With 1000+ servers across 87 countries and new servers added each week, ExpressVPN offers a comprehensive reach and provides uncensored access to international websites. The company's award-winning apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux preserve customer privacy and provide best-in-class Internet security. ExpressVPN has been operating since 2009 and today is one of the world's largest providers of premium VPN services. A vocal advocate for Internet freedom and privacy, ExpressVPN is a proud financial supporter of non-profit organizations fighting to protect these rights. ExpressVPN continues to grow its customer base and service offerings as an ever-greater number of people are adopting the use of critical online security tools.

To learn more about the ExpressVPN scholarship, please get in touch with Caroline Aguin, Scholarship manager: caroline.a@expressvpn.com

Source:ExpressVPN International Limited