For the fourth year in a row, The HOTH has opened its doors for university students to apply for a $1,000 scholarship.

On top of the $1,000 grant, this years scholarship winner also received lifetime access to all of our private SEO training material, learning courses and blueprints.

We’ve designed this program to help students achieve their dreams and become future industry leaders by providing them with a significant monetary reward and the necessary tools to learn, study, and effectively perform search engine optimization.

Our mission here at The HOTH is to successfully help business owners grow their business through SEO. Providing students with this scholarship opportunity helps us further down the path to achieving this goal of ours.

In order to qualify for our HOTH SEO Scholarship, all applicants had to:

  • Write an essay of 1000+ words on the topic of “How Companies Can Take Advantage of Digital Marketing.”
  • Publish the post online publicly.
  • Include at least 3 links citing authoritative sources on digital marketing, including 1 link to

The winner of our 2019 HOTH SEO Scholarship is…

Ethan Nedeff
University of Charleston
Charleston, West Virginia

Ethan’s passion for digital marketing is reflected in his essay “How Companies Can Take Advantage of Digital Marketing.”

Ethan is a Business Administration Major who’s minoring in Integrated Communications. He is also a student-athlete, as an active member of the University of Charleston Men’s Soccer Team.

He’s grown up in West Virginia and it was no surprise that he chose this school so close to home. University of Charleston has a great Business Admin program and a very talented soccer team.

When he’s not playing soccer, he enjoys mountain biking and reading (SEO books of course).

Ethan found his passion for Digital Marketing and Social Media in high school, as he was the manager of the schools social media accounts.

“The owner of a local social media consulting agency gave a speech during one of our classes and I was immediately interested in the space of social media/digital marketing,” said Ethan.

Over the past few years, he’s studied this space and paid close attention to entrepreneurs and authorities in the industry.

After college, Ethan plans to start-up his own Social Media & Digital Marketing Agency and later transition into business consulting.

The HOTH is extremely proud of Ethan and we are looking forward to hearing about his successes both in his profession and in soccer.

Stay tuned for info on our SEO Scholarship Program!