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Apply for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship to attend UX Academy at Designlab!

Kickstart a career in the growing technology  industry with Designlab’s UX Academy! 

There are three (3) chances to win a $1,000 scholarship to kickstart your career in technology! Apply before June 26th to be considered.

Read our Scholarship Rules.

This scholarship is now closed. Any entries submitted will not be counted. 

How it works:

  1. Apply for the scholarship by entering your name and email in the form above — as well as your answers to the short essay questions: “Why are you interested in joining the UI/UX design field?” and “How will taking UX Academy help your career?”
  2. Climb and Designlab will choose scholarship winners based on the answer to the short answer questions by July 1st, 2022.
  3. Designlab will receive notification of the selected recipients to request the $1,000 scholarship funds for application to students’ account.
  4. The scholarship can be used by winners until the December 2022 cohort of UX Academy
  5. Complete your application at Designlab to receive the value of the Scholarship if selected!

About Designlab:

“Harish Venkatesan, one of our co-founders, came up with the idea for the company in 2012 while reading Creative Workshop, a book of design exercises. It became clear that a continuous cycle of feedback and iteration is essential for anyone aspiring to improve their design skills. Since then, we’ve brought that idea to life by crafting our vision of an ideal online learning platform. Every Designlab student is paired with an expert designer as their mentor, completes several hands-on projects, and receives ongoing design feedback and peer support from our student community.

Today, more than ever before, you can cheaply experiment and reinvent your skills until you find what you truly love. After all, you spend 60% of your waking hours at work, so it’s only right that you enjoy it.

In this environment, we believe these traits are more important than ever: CreativityLifelong learningPassion for your work.

These have no place: Crippling student debtUnfulfilling jobsUnsatisfying careers that we choose by default.

We’re combining the power of the internet with the magic of 1-on-1 mentoring to create an invaluable educational experience that is affordable and accessible worldwide. Our goal is to guide you to find the creative work you love, and to help you become a master of your craft. Join us!”

About UX Academy:

About Climb:

Climb Credit (NMLS# 1240013) is an innovative student payments platform that makes career creation and transformation more accessible, affordable, and accountable than ever before. Driven by a mission to empower individuals to unlock their career potential — no matter what their credit profile — Climb identifies programs and schools with a demonstrated ability to improve the earnings of their graduates. Recognizing the dynamic and diverse nature of an economy in rapid change, Climb partners with schools that teach everything from cybersecurity to pilot training, heavy machine operation to data science, and culinary arts to coding. While some colleges are struggling to meet the real-world needs of their students, Climb and its partner schools are committed to an inspiring practicality that brings real career results as individuals Own Their Next.

Scholarship rules:


This promotion (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Climb Credit (“Sponsor”), 133 West 19th Street, 4th Floor New York, New York, 10011. 




The contest is open to legal residents of the United States, eighteen (18) years of age and older as of May 31st, 2022, excluding employees and immediate family members of Sponsor, and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, advertising, promotional and fulfillment agents, attorneys, and other representatives and the persons with whom each of the above are domiciled. 

Each entrant in the Contest must be the rightful owner or have authorized use of the e-mail account indicated by the entrant’s e-mail address. In the event of a dispute concerning the identity of a winner submitting an entry, the winner will be deemed to be the person in whose name the email account is opened. The e-mail account must be opened prior to 12:00 a.m. (ET) on May 31st, 2022.


Offer void in Rhode Island, and outside the United States and wherever prohibited or restricted by law.



To enter, complete the answers to the questions set forth below in the Submission Requirements in the designated spaces according to onscreen instructions at https://climbcredit.com/resources/climb-designlab-scholarship (the “Web Site”).  In order to register, you will also be required to provide a valid email address. You must provide all information requested to be eligible to win. Multiple entries are automatically disqualified without notification, and only the first entry will be considered.  



To be eligible for consideration, you must submit complete answers to two (2) questions asked in the registration form (the “Submission”):

“Why are you interested in joining the UI/UX design field?” 

How will taking UX Academy help your career?”


  • The Submission must be in English.
  • All elements incorporated in the Submission must be an original work created solely by you.
  • The Submission must NOT contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to material that violates privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. Without limiting the foregoing, the Submission must NOT include third party trademarks, logos, insignia, location signage, photographs, artwork, or sculptures.
  • The Submission must not contain material which is (or promotes activities which are) sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent, self-mutilating (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g. underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing.
  • Submissions will not be returned and will be destroyed at the end of the Entry Period. Entrants may retain a copy of their submitted entries either in digital or hard-copy form.
  • Entrants must meet the criteria to be considered eligible for the program as set forth at the following website: https://designlab.com/

Any Submission that Sponsor determines in its reasonable business judgment does not comply with any of these requirements will be disqualified without notice.  Submission forms with incomplete information will be disqualified without notification.


The Contest will commence on May 31st, 2022 (12:00 a.m. ET). The last entry will be accepted on June 26th, 2022 (11:59 p.m. ET).



The potential winners will be selected by a panel of four (4) judges: two (2) members of the Climb staff and two (2) members of Designlab‘s staff (“Judges”), (i) conveyance/articulation of entrant’s interest in joining the UX/UI field (50%), and (ii) the how taking UX Academy will help the entrant’s career (50%).


If there is a tie of two (2) or more entries for the final position, Climb will compare the tied entries directly based upon the criteria above and make the final determination.  Three (3) winners will be selected from among the entries by the Judges based on the same criteria above.


The winners will be chosen on or about July 1st, 2022.


Offer applies to UX Academy courses starting on or after June 26th, 2022 and starting on or before December 31st, 2022 and cannot be applied retroactively to students already enrolled in or who have already graduated from a Designlab program.


All potential winners will be notified by email. Potential winners will be required to sign and return to Sponsor an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability (the “Affidavit”), and, if the Affidavit is not returned within three (3) days of notification, the potential winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize, and an alternate potential winner will be chosen. 


In Sponsor’s sole discretion, a potential winner may be disqualified and required to forfeit his/her prize, and an alternate winner may be selected in accordance with these Official Rules from among the remaining eligible entries, if sufficient time exists, if potential winner: (i) is unreachable or winner notification is returned as undeliverable; (ii) declines or cannot accept, receive or use the prize for any reason; (iii) does not comply with these Official Rules; or (iv) winner discontinues to attend school one (1) week after starting the program.



The winner will receive the following:

  • A $1,000 scholarship to be applied to the costs of a Designlab program – Estimated retail value $1,000.00
  • Estimated retail value of all prizes $3,000.00

The prize is not transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash. Sponsor will pay Designlab directly for the winner’s enrollment.  The winner will not receive any monies or compensation directly.



By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Judges, which shall be final, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest and/or these Official Rules. Acceptance of prizes constitutes permission granted to Sponsor and Partner to use the name and likeness of each winner for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation, except where prohibited or restricted by law.


Winners also agree to share with Sponsor, upon request and for no compensation, a commentary of their experience after successfully completing the program.


The winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes).


The entrants release, discharge, and hold harmless Sponsor, Designlab and their respective, parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and assigns, and their respective employees, attorneys, representatives and agents, including advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, (“Released Parties”) from any and all liability or damages arising from the administration of the Contest and the use or misuse of any prize received in the Contest, including, without limitation, the following: (i) late, lost, incomplete, delayed, misdirected or unintelligible entries, (ii) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Contest, including, without limitation, entry materials and prize notifications, and (iii) any damage to the entrant’s computer and related equipment and software resulting from entrant’s downloading of information regarding the Contest or participation in the Contest. Entry materials and prize notifications that have been tampered with, altered, or do not comply with these Official Rules are void.

Schools do not endorse loans originated by Climb InvestCo, LLC, and Climb InvestCo, LLC is not affiliated with any school.


Sponsor may only use the personally identifiable information obtained from the entrants in accordance with these Rules and its privacy policy, which may be found at https://climbcredit.com/privacy

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this Contest should a virus, bug, computer problem or other causes beyond its control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Contest. Sponsor may prohibit you from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that you are attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking or employing other unfair practices or by abusing other entrants or the representatives of Sponsor. 



Any dispute arising from the Contest will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of laws principles, and the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the State and Federal Courts located in the State and County of New York over them and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes. 



For the names of the prize winner, e-mail your request to hello@climbcredit.com no earlier than May 15, 2022 or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (no postage required from Vermont residents) to Designlab-Climb Credit Scholarship at 133 19th Street, 4th Floor New York, New York 10011. All requests for a list of winners must be received by December 31st, 2022.

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