sygma-scholarship

Our Scholarship

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.

 

Scholarship Amount

$1,000

 

Eligibility

  • 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.

 

Required Application Details

  • 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.

 

How to Apply

Please follow the form link to submit your information to apply:

Sygma Technology’s Promotion of STEM Education For Minority Students Award

  • Full Name

  • Email Address

  • 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

 

Application Deadline

All applications must be submitted by August 15, 2019.

 

Winner Announcement

A winner will be selected and notified via email by August 30, 2019.

 

Additional Scholarship Details

  • 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 sygmatechscholarship@gmail.com.

  • 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.

 

Privacy Policy

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.

Applicants emails will not be used for any marketing purposes. Sygma Technology and its representatives will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy.

 

Terms & Conditions

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.

As outlined in the Privacy Policy, once permission is granted by the applicant Sygma Technology, its agents and/or representatives have permission to:

  • 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.

 

Scholarship Resources

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.

https://ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/home

How to detect scams

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/grants-and-scholarships/how-to-spot-scholarship-scams

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0082-scholarship-and-financial-aid-scams