Category Archives: Company Scholarship

The Accenture Scholarship Program

The Accenture Scholarship Program is intended for minority students such as African American, Hispanic, Asian American and Native American who are taking up degrees in degrees in engineering, computer science and other degree of studies that are related in information systems or management sciences.

Accenture awards $2,500 scholarship for undergraduate study. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled as full-time students in at least the third year of course work by the fall semester. Likewise, scholars are selected according to their major, GPA and involvement in extracurricular activities.  This scholarship however, is not based in financial needs.

To improve the chance of applicants to be selected as scholars, they must do well in their essays since Accenture through its scholarship administrator (Scholarship America) looks for overall content and originality of the student’s writings.

The Accenture Scholarship Program for 2009 just opened up and will only accept applications until January 31, 2009. For more information, please visit the Scholarship Page or read the guidelines here. Students  may also call 507-931-0472 for assistance or send your inquiry at Accenture Scholarship Program for Minorities Scholarship America – Susan Busse: One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297 Saint Peter, MN 56082.

New Scholarship Contest For U.S. Students

Check out the Versa Tables $500 Scholarship Contest. This scholarship program is open to all currently enrolled students within the United States regardless of their race or nationality; so it means, whether you are still in elementary, middle school, high school or currently a college student, US citizen or not, you are eligible to join in this contest as long as you are studying in the United States. However, this contest can not be joined by those who already graduated from college (those who are taking up masters or doctors degree).

The Versa Tables Scholarship Contest simply requires its participants to create an essay in approximately 500 words or less by telling about what you do or have done to make a difference in your community, your family, your school, or in the world.

There is no purchase requirement or any fee to be collected for those who want to participate. Just go to the Versa Tables Scholarship Contest Page, fill out the Online Form and attach your essay (must be saved as a Microsoft Word or PDF document). Just remember that only one entry per student is allowed and essay must not exceed 500 words.

This scholarship contest is open for entries until January 15, 2009 and winners will be announced on March 1, 2009.

Microsoft Scholarship Is Now Available

Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in computer science and related technical disciplines may now apply for the 2009-2010 Technical Scholarships that are being funded by Microsoft Corporation.  Microsoft offers four types of technical scholarships namely General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Underrepresented Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.

Qualified applicants are those who are currently attending a full time Bachelor’s degree program at any college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico. Students with different nationality can apply as long as they are studying in the aforementioned locations. Aside from this, other factors that may affect application include the students’ interest in the software industry, leadership commitment and financial needs.

To apply, applicants need to answer briefly the following essay in just one page of paper:
•    Describe how you demonstrate your passion for technology outside the classroom.
•    Describe the toughest technical problem you’ve worked on, how you addressed the problem, your role in reaching the outcome if it was team-based, and the final outcome.
•    Describe a situation that demonstrates initiative and your willingness to go above and beyond.
•    Describe how you are currently funding your college education.

Submit the said one-page essay along with the Printed Confirmation Page from Online Application to the Microsoft Internship Program, resume, transcript and letter of referral at Microsoft Scholarship Program, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-8303.

Deadline for the 2009-2010 Microsoft Scholarship application is on February 1, 2009.  To know more about the application process, please visit the Microsoft Scholarship FAQ Page.

Athena Group Scholarship For Finance Students

The Athena Group, L.L.C. is a real estate investment and development company in New York that provides scholarship opportunity for female undergraduate sophomore and undergraduate junior students who are majoring in Finance.  The scholarship amount is $7,000 and is usually awarded after the successful summer internship of the students in their company.

The Athena Group Scholarship can be applied by students living in the United States but preferences are given for students who are residing around New York Metropolitan Area or Northern New Jersey Region. The applicants must also meet the 3.0 minimum GPA requirement and must be studying in HBCU Schools or UNCF Member Colleges and Universities.

The deadline for Athena Group Scholarship application is this coming November 07, 2008. For more information on how to apply for this scholarship, please proceed here.

Marathon Oil Corporation Scholarship Program For Minorities

The Marathon Oil Corporation Scholarship Program is open to sophomore students who are taking up engineering degree or Geology, Geophysics, Accounting, Marketing, Energy Management or Petroleum Land Management or Transportation & Logistics. Applicants must be US Citizens who come from Hispanic American, African American , Asian Pacific Islander American, or American Indian or Alaskan Native heritage.

This scholarship offered up to $10,000 per year or a maximum of $20,000 scholarship money for scholars who will be selected for two academic years. Aside from the scholarship money, the Marathon Oil Corporation Scholarship Program also provides its scholars an opportunity to be included in a paid 8-10 week summer internship at various Marathon Oil Corporation locations. Scholars will also be paired with a Marathon Oil Corporation employee who will serve as their professional mentor.

The student applicant must have at least 3.00 cumulative grade point average and he or she must apply for federal financial aid. For this year, the deadline of application is on November 1, 2008. For more details on how to apply, you can download the scholarship catalog.

SPIRIT Scholars Program

Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students of the following universities are lucky because they may apply for the SPIRIT Scholars Program:

  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Kansas State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Texas
  • University of Tulsa

So what is the SPIRIT Scholars Program? Well, this is a scholarship program of ConocoPhillips, the third-largest integrated energy company in the United States. Aside from the financial support for paying your tuition fees, the SPIRIT Scholars Program provides additional financial support for enrichment programs and activities such as leadership development, professional meeting attendance and networking events.

This scholarship program also provides mentoring opportunities for students to build relationship with a ConocoPhillips professional and a chance to be interviewed for internships and full-time employment at ConocoPhillips.

So if you are enrolled in the above-mentioned universities and possess outstanding GPA, you can apply in this scholarship from September 1 until October 31. Your school will review your application and it will be forwarded to ConocoPhillips if you meet the minimum requirements for this scholarship.

To begin your scholarship application, you need to complete a candidate profile online and upload your transcript and resume. To know more details on how to apply for the SPIRIT Scholars Program, please read the SPIRIT Scholars Program Online Brochure.

Scholarship Opportunities From Banco Popular And DeVry

Banco Popular and DeVry University has scholarship programs for incoming college freshmen and for adult learners. The usual amount of scholarship they provide is up to $9000 which is distributed to $1000 per semester.

To qualify for this scholarship, students must be living and studying in Florida, New York, New Jersey, Houston TX, or Chicago IL. Likewise, the selected scholars must be willing to study in the Miramar FL, Chicago, IL Houston TX, North Brunswick NJ or Long Island City NY campus of DeVry in their state of residency.

Furthermore, the applicant must also have at least 2.7 GPA and must be able to provide a letter of recommendation from any member of their community. The recommendation letter must state the community service, volunteerism and leadership skills of the student.

The 2008 Coca-Cola Salute To Excellence Scholarship Award

The Coca-Cola has a special scholarship program for students who are taking up culinary arts and food-service programs whether they are taking up a degree program, an associate program or even a certificate program as long as the program is related in restaurant or food service industry.

The Coca-Cola provides this scholarship in cooperation of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.  The award amount that scholars can receive in this scholarship is $5,000.  For the year 2008, interested applicants should create 3 short essays describing the following topics/theme: Difficult situation that they successfully handled while on the job (250-350 words); The person whom you considered as your career role model and why (350-500 words); and How do you plan to contribute to your local community, your state and NRA during your career as a restaurant and food service professional (150-200 words).

The above essays must be submitted along with the completed application form and other requirements before March 21, 2008. To start your application, please visit this link.

WALTON Family Foundation Scholarship

The WALTON Family Foundation Scholarship awards a one-time scholarship money amounting to $10,000. The $10,000 is equally distributed over four years and can be sued by the scholars to pay for their tuition, books and on-campus room and board.

This scholarship is available to students who will graduate in their high school between August 1, 2007 and July 31, 2008 regardless whether they are home schooled or regular high school students. However, to be qualified to apply for WALTON Family Foundation Scholarship, the applicant needs to be a dependent of an active full-time Associate of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. for at least twelve consecutive months until April 25, 2008.

Once you become a WALTON Family Foundation scholar, you are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 in 12 earned college credit hours per semester and send the term grade transcripts as soon as possible every after term to maintain your scholarship eligibility.

For more guidelines about this scholarship, please visit this page.

Scholarship For Students Returning In College After 5 Years

There is another scholarship opportunity to those people who want to return in college after 5 years. The scholarship is known as the Russ Griffith Memorial Scholarship which is also known as the Returning Student Scholarship.

This scholarship is offered to students of universities and colleges that are clients of Datatel. The scholarship award is $2,000 each and Russ Griffith Memorial scholarship selects a total of fifty scholars every year. To apply, the student needs to submit a maximum of 1000-word essay that discusses the impact of being a returning student, the challenges of combining life interests, such as work and family, along with school, and the importance of receiving a this scholarship to help achieve a dream.

One can apply for Russ Griffith Memorial scholarship until January 31, 2008. For more information about the application process and scholarship requirements, visit the Scholarship Application Page.