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Soliant’s Sunrise Scholarship

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Soliant is proud to sponsor our Sunrise Scholarship, through which we award a one-time educational scholarship of $1,000 to a student who best answers the question presented for our Fall 2019-Spring 2020 program.

How can a business balance being philanthropic with being profitable?

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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? Let us know your thoughts on how a business can balance being philanthropic with being profitable.

Read the essay submission guidelines.

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Scholarship Program

Our scholarship is open to U.S. residents who are students headed into or attending a college undergraduate program (Graduate and Masters programs are not eligible) in the United States. To apply for the Sunrise scholarship:

  • Answer the question: "How can a business balance being philanthropic with being profitable?"
  • Essay Length: 400 (min.) to 450 (max.) words, excludes title.
    • Note: Essays that do not adhere to the length as specified above will be disqualified.
  • Submit your essay to with the subject line "Soliant Sunrise Scholarship Entry"
    • Attach essay in a Word or PDF file; OR
    • Put your essay text in the body of the email.
    • Only students chosen as finalists will be asked to provide documentation confirming their eligibility.
  • Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by 5:00 pm Pacific
    • Essays received after the deadline date and time will not be accepted for the Fall 2019-Spring 2020  Scholarship.
  • Soliant Consulting will choose and notify the winner by the end of May 2019.
  • Eligibility: Read the eligibility requirements.

Submit Essay

Neha Aluwalia - Soliant Surise Scholarship recipient for Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

Congratulations to our Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Award Recipient

Neha Aluwalia is a senior at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South who is graduating in June and will attend Rutgers Honors College, New Brunswick in the fall of 2018. She is interested in studying education and political science, along with continuing her studies in German.
Neha was born in England but has lived in New Jersey for most of her life. Throughout high school, Neha served as a Colorguard Captain in her school's marching band and Winterguard programs. In addition to marching band activities, she is a summer camp counselor for first and second graders at a local Quaker camp, as well as being an active Girl Scout for the past 13 years.


To apply for the scholarship, applicant must be a U.S. resident who is 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 the complete Fall 2019-Spring 2020 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 Fall 2019-Spring 2020 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 31, 2019 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 that do not adhere to the essay length as listed above are disqualified.
  • Applicants are judged on quality and thoughtfulness of entries.
  • We will notify finalists and the winner 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.


Feel free to email if you have questions. Thank you!