2021 Scholarship

As an award-winning digital agency in Houston, we make our living off emerging trends in business and technology and applying those innovations to create real-world solutions for companies looking for an edge in an ever-competitive landscape. We all started somewhere, and we remember the people who helped us and resources we needed along the way. For these reasons, every year OWDT awards students on their academic journeys that have something to say about the trends and issues taking place in our digitally-connected world.

As a creative agency, we have a keen interest in hearing from students who hold compelling views on web design, digital marketing, technology, and business. The participant that produces the most creative and innovative piece is awarded the scholarship prize, and their submission may be posted online for public viewing.


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What is this Scholarship about?

As you may have seen and learned, many root systems have been developed to address design needs. We want you to Design a root system for monitors and screens on desktops and mobile devices, using root 3 and root 4 as a point of inspiration.

Browsers’ viewport size.

Indicating golden sections.

Utilizing Fibonacci sequence for your grid ratios.

Starting with resolution 1920 x 1080p and then scaling downwards in screen resolution.

Creating a system that can keep its characteristics during scroll.

Amount$1000 USD
Eligibility Requirements:
Territory: You must be a resident of The United States.
Age: You must be 16 years of age or older
Enrollment: This contest is only open to students in high school currently, graduates attending college in the upcoming fall semester, and current college/university students.
Application Period:The deadline for submissions is August 30, 2019. You must submit your essay through our system by this date to be considered for the prize. The winner will be selected on the 10th of September. The scholarship prize will be delivered within one week of the winner’s selection.
Application Frequency Period:Our scholarship is offered on an annual basis.
Estimated Odds of Winning:Actual odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible applications received. Each application, regardless of the method of entry, has the same chance of winning.
Draw Date:September 15th, 2019.
Charges:OWDT will pay for money transfer charges to the extent incurred.

How to apply

Participation is simple – complete the design based on the provided criteria and send your submission, along with your full name, current or intended program of study, and the name of the high school, college, or university you are attending to scholarship@owdt.com.

2018 Scholarship Winner

We selected the winner based on three criteria: writing focus, the relevance of the content to the topic chosen, and general readability. Provided with issues across the digital art spectrum, participants could choose the subject they found most interesting, relevant, or meaningful and speak to its current significance.

Our 2018 recipient, Christine Lam, penned a well-written and thoughtful take on Carter Wilkerson’s viral tweet that earned him free chicken nuggets for a year from Wendy’s. It highlighted the infectious, viral nature of social media and how brands can wield the economic platform and opportunity to engage customers in strengthening brand recognition, driving traffic, and increasing profits. Lam argues the future for brands and business is in social media.