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 2018-Spring 2019 program.

How have you used technology as a tool to improve someone’s life, and what did you learn from this experience?

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At Soliant Consulting, we strive to build business solutions that help our clients grow their businesses. However, at the core of these development services is an effort to empower individual users and enhance their professional approach. We endeavor to make technology work to the advantage of our clients and their teams.

However, people spend only a fraction of our lives in the office, and our use of technology goes way beyond the 9-to-5. In the last thirty years, technology has changed the way we do almost everything - interact with one another, consume our information, entertain ourselves, and much more. As so much of our lives have gone digital, so have our abilities to use technology for good. Perhaps you helped a friend or a parent learn to use an application or device that helped them accomplish something faster or maybe even something they didn’t know was possible.

Read the essay submission guidelines.

Fall 2018-Spring 2019 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 have you used technology as a tool to improve someone’s life, and what did you learn from this experience?"
  • 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 scholarship@soliantconsulting.com 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: Monday, April 30, 2018 by 5:00 pm Pacific
    • Essays received after the deadline date and time will not be accepted for the Fall 2018-Spring 2019  Scholarship.
  • Soliant Consulting will choose and notify the winner by the end of May 2018.
  • Eligibility: Read the eligibility requirements.

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Congratulations to our Spring 2018-Fall 2018 Award Recipient

Ryan Wong, receipient of the Spring 2018-Fall 2018 Soliant Sunrise Scholarship

Thank you to Ryan Wong, who is a freshman at UC Riverside majoring in biology, for his thoughtful essay. Ryan was born and raised in San Francisco, CA and graduated from Lowell High School. He played for three years on Lowell's varsity tennis team, with his favorite subjects being biology and psychology.
In addition to his academic pursuits, Ryan is active in his community doing volunteer work and enjoys creative writing, photography, and running.

Eligibility

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 2018-Spring 2019 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 2018-Spring 2019 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, 2018 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.

Questions

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