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 what qualities in a company are important to them when looking for a new job.

Fall 2017-2018 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:

  • Answer the question, “What qualities in a company are important to you when looking for a new job (aside from compensation)?” in an essay.
  • Essay length: 400-words
  • Submit your essay to scholarship@soliantconsulting.com with the subject line “Soliant Sunrise Scholarship Entry”
  • Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017 by 5:00 pm Pacific
  • Soliant Consulting will choose and notify the winner by mid-April 2017.
  • Eligibility information is outlined below.

Submit Essay

What qualities in a company are important to you when looking for a new job?

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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.

At Soliant, we believe that balancing work and life are important to our employees’ well-being. Whether it’s going out for meals, celebrating birthdays, going to the latest superhero movie, or collaborating to help solve an interesting problem, we’re fortunate to work with some amazingly smart, funny, and talented co-workers.

Maybe you’ve heard that a business has great employees, but when you’re searching for a job, what are you looking for in your potential employer? What is it about a company (aside from compensation) that sets it apart as a place where you’d like to work?

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 Spring 2017 Award Recipient

Gina Park, winner of the Spring 2017 Soliant Sunrise Scholarship

Thank you to Gina Park, who is currently a senior at UC Berkeley studying economics and pursuing a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology, for her great essay submission.
Gina was born in South Korea and moved to the U.S. when she was four and grew up in Orange County, CA. She graduated from Oxford Academy in 2013. In addition to attending classes, Gina is the Chief Development Officer of Smart Woman Securities, an organization dedicated to helping undergraduate women learn about finance and investing.
When not studying, Gina loves drawing, watching movies, finding new places for delicious desserts, and traveling. This summer she visited Japan, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., New York, and Massachusetts, as well as spending 12 weeks interning in Redmond, WA. Next semester she plans to study abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Gina is the first in her family to go to college and is excited about graduating next year.


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 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 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 May 1, 2017 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!