Soliant’s Sunrise Scholarship

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Soliant is proud to sponsor our Sunrise Scholarship, through which we award a prize of $1,000 to a student who best explores how you can balance being philanthropic with being profitable in business.

Just Business is no longer “Just Business”

Ask anyone what makes a well-run business, and you’re likely to hear: strong leadership, dedicated employees, a strategic plan, a great idea, and so on. While these are all crucial, Soliant’s mission also includes supporting our communities through philanthropic work and charitable giving.

Over the years, we’ve donated both time and dollars to many non-profit and community causes. Inspired by the Salesforce Foundation and its 1-1-1 model, we allocate a modest portion of our profits to charities.


Congratulations to our Fall 2016 Award Recipient

Robert Halfon, Fall 2016 Soliant Sunrise Scholarship Award Recipient

Thank you to Robert Halfon, who will be attending the Wharton School of Business for undergraduate studies, for a great essay submission.
Robert hails from South Florida surrounded by (mostly) great weather and beautiful beaches. He currently attends American Heritage High School in Boca/Delray, and will be graduating this upcoming May. Focused on science, he will complete the Pre-Med track at his school soon. He enjoys creative writing, public speaking, soccer, Ping-Pong, movies, and travel.
We received a fantastic response to our Fall 2016 scholarship and are delighted to renew the program again for the Spring 2016-17 semester.


How can a business balance philanthropy with profit?

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We’re big believers in education. We’ve worked for and attended some of the top universities in the country, helped schools build software solutions, and many of us have been teachers and trainers over the years.

Business owners can improve the world around them by leveraging their employees’ time, skills, and unique talents. At the same time, we know from experience that many businesses face time and budget constraints that make charitable work difficult, hard to sustain, or just a distraction. It’s easy to post a webpage extolling the virtues of charitable giving, but when it comes down to it, how does a business really make it work? When profit margins are tight, or employees already work as many hours as they can, or perhaps no one can agree on how best to help, how can a company really make a difference?

Spring 2017 Scholarship

Our scholarship is open to all students headed into or attending a college undergraduate program (Graduate and Masters programs not eligible). To apply for the Sunrise scholarship, please address the question, “How can a business balance being philanthropic with being profitable?” in a 400-word essay.

Submit your essay to scholarship@soliantconsulting.com with the subject line “Soliant Sunrise Scholarship Entry” by September 1, 2016. Soliant Consulting will choose and notify the winner by September 15, 2016.

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Eligibility

To apply for the scholarship, applicant must be a student currently enrolled or accepted at a 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States. Graduate and Masters programs are not eligible.

Incoming Freshmen

Applicant must be a current student, have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale and have taken either the ACT or SAT test.

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

  • Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale and be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States pursing an undergraduate degree.
  • Applicant must use the scholarship toward undergraduate program (i.e. Graduate and Masters programs not eligible).
  • If the applicant or the applicant’s parent/legal guardian is employed by Soliant Consulting, at the time of award or a past employee, the student is not eligible for the scholarship. Eligibility of finalists will be verified before winners are selected.

Responsibilities of Recipients

The recipient must be actively enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior for a complete 2016-2017 semester and for the entire academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency or military service. It is the recipient’s responsibility to verify receipt of funds with their designated institution and notify Soliant Consulting with any issues that may arise. Soliant Consulting reserves the right to alter or discontinue this program at any time without notice.

Digital Rights Agreement

By submitting an entry to this competition, you agree that all essay submissions will become the property of Soliant Consulting and may be used in marketing materials, reposted or displayed online in whole or partial form without notification.

Description of Scholarship Funds

The selected winner will receive a one-time $1,000 educational scholarship to be applied to qualified expenses, including undergraduate tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board for the 2016-2017 academic year. Funds are provided by Soliant Consulting. Payments issued by Soliant Consulting are made payable to the student’s approved college or university and mailed after 8/1/2016 directly to the accredited college or university designated by the student.

Selection and Announcement of Winners

Winner will be selected and announced by the Soliant Consulting team after the deadline listed above. Applicants are judged on quality and thoughtfulness of entries. We will notify all participants via email.

College / University Approval

The institution must be accredited and listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education. All school transfers are subject to accreditation approval.
Digital Rights Agreement

By submitting an entry to this competition, you agree that all essay submissions will become the property of Soliant Consulting and may be used in marketing materials, reposted or displayed online in whole or partial form without notification.

Questions

Feel free to email scholarship@soliantconsulting.com if you have questions. Thank you!