Varicent E.D.G.E. Scholarship Program
The Varicent E.D.G.E. Scholarship Program fosters more opportunities for diversity, equity, and inclusion within the technology sector.
Applications for the 2022 E.D.GE. Scholarship are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied. Please check back in June to see this year's recipients.
About Varicent E.D.G.E. Scholarship(Equity, Diversity, Growth, Empowerment)
Varicent has established the Varicent E.D.G.E. Scholarship Program (Equity, Diversity, Growth, Empowerment) to assist students pursuing a STEM/Technology- related major who plan to continue their education in university, college, CEGEP, or vocational school programs.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.
All applicants must meet the following criteria:
Applicants to the Varicent E.D.G.E. Scholarship Program (Equity, Diversity, Growth, Empowerment) must:
- Be high school seniors/students in their final year of upper secondary school or secondary school graduates or current college undergraduates (including CEGEP students) located in the U.S. and Canada.
- Plan to pursue a STEM/Technology Technology-related major including but not limited to: Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, Information Technology, and Mathematics.
- Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four- year college, CEGEP or university or vocational-technical school (or equivalent) for the entire upcoming academic year.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
- A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.
Selection of Recipients:
Scholarship recipients are selected based on:
- Academic record
- Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
- Work experience
- Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
- Unusual personal or family circumstances
- Academic evaluation will include a review of the grade/mark average based on the grading system used in the applicant’s country and a review of the results of academic examinations.
- Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need.
Assuming there are qualified applicants, preference will be given to students historically underrepresented in the STEM/Technology Field (students who identify as women, Black or African American and/or Hispanic or Latino).
Provided there are qualified applicants, finalists will be selected in proportion to the number of applicants per country.
Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America. Varicent will select recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 scholarship. Up to twenty (20) scholarships will be granted.
Scholarships are renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, based on satisfactory academic performance maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent and continued enrollment in the eligible major.
Scholarships are for undergraduate study only based in Canada or the U.S.
The scholarship payments will be issued in U.S. currency.
All applicants will be notified in June.
Payment of Scholarships:
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Varicent. Payment is made in early August.
Thank you to everyone who applied for the 2022 E.D.G.E. Scholarship.
Please check back in June to see this year's recipients.
2021 Varicent E.D.G.E. Scholarship Recipients
We are proud to announce this year’s E.D.G.E. Scholarship recipients. Each winner is pursuing a STEM-related education in the upcoming academic year and possesses promising potential within the technology sector. Congratulations to our recipients!
Alejandro Gonzalez Gutierrez
Kelly Bonilla Guzmán
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