We have helped forward-thinking organizations open the doors to their next incarnation using technology, creativity, and ingenuity. We are passionate about equal opportunities and understand that there is still progress to be made in minority representation and opportunity in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
In 2016, only 22% of degrees in STEM were earned by underrepresented minority students.
With this in mind, we wish to assist underrepresented minority students who are passionate about STEM and believe in the merits of using technology and creativity to enhance our everyday lives.
You should apply to this scholarship if you are a minority student passionate about STEM and are a believer in using technology to transform our lives for the better. We’re excited to hear your ideas, your passion, and where you see yourself contributing to this subject.
All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited US college or university or the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
Applicants are required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.
Applicants should be an underrepresented minority majoring in a STEM-related subject or a high level of interest in the STEM field. If selected, there will be verification of minority status via school or other.
Please write a 1,000-word essay answering the following questions:
How do you plan to use technology to improve the lives of others?
How do you feel that underrepresented groups can be encouraged to go into the STEM field?
What businesses do you admire that encourage minority students to pursue a career in the STEM field?
Please submit proof of enrollment or an acceptance letter in an accredited learning institution. We will accept a recent transcript, acceptance letter, or tuition bill. Please note: if you are in the process of applying for colleges and universities, please indicate your current school and submit a document with the schools you have currently applied to. If you are selected for the scholarship, we will ask you to provide proof of enrollment for your college or university at that time.
Please submit Sygma Technology’s Promotion of STEM Education For Minority Students Award form linked below.
Please follow the form link to submit your information to apply:
College or University Name
College or University Mailing Address
Proof of Enrollment - Transcripts, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted. Please submit as .jpeg, .pdf, or .doc
An essay answering the above questions. Please submit as .pdf or .doc
Confirmation and acceptance of terms and conditions
All applications must be submitted by August 15, 2019.
A winner will be selected and notified via email by August 30, 2019.
The winning candidate will be selected by a panel of judges from Sygma Technology.
The scholarship is available on a yearly basis and is non-renewable.
Questions about Sygma Technology’s Promotion of STEM Education For Minority Students Award can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The scholarship funds provided by Sygma Technology will be sent via check to the college or university. Funds are to be applied to qualified college expenses (including tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board) for the current academic year.
By submitting an application, we are granted permission to send applicants information regarding their application only, via their submitted email address.
No applicants will be contacted regarding anything other than their application.
The winner will be asked if they will grant Sygma Technology permission to post their name, school, photo (if submitted), and their essay on www.sygmatechnology.com or in other marketing communications relating to the scholarship program.
We will remove any information pertaining to applicants at their request.
All information (proof of enrollment, essays, and email) relating to applicants is destroyed as soon as a winner is announced.
All submitted photos and essays must be original work of the applicant. Only one submission may be entered per student, per year. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. All scholarships are non-renewable. By submitting an application to Sygma Technology’s Promotion of STEM Education For Minority Students Award, you certify that all the information you have provided is original, accurate, and complete.
Use their name, photo, essay response, and award amount, if any, in announcements or articles (i.e. social media, newsletter, etc) issued by Sygma Technology.
Post the applicant’s name, college or university, and the essay on the Sygma Technology website.
Email information to the applicant regarding their application.
Winners will be notified via email, and announced publicly, as well as on Sygma Technology’s social media pages.
The Federal Student Aid site has important information that may help you on your scholarship journey. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/finding-scholarships
If you are unsure if your school is accredited, you can use the US Department of Education’s search tool to see if your school features on their list.
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