Ciena Healthcare and Laurel Health Care Company have established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, 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. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Ciena Laurel Scholarship Program must:
Ciena Corporate and Laurel Corporate employees/associates are not eligible for this benefit.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need will be considered. Potential recipients who do not demonstrate need or who do not provide financial information will be eligible to receive an honorarium at the minimum amount.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Ciena Healthcare or Laurel Health Care Company play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Awards will be granted as follows:
$500 – Honorarium (for recipients who do not demonstrate financial need – regardless of college type)
$1,000 – Vocational-Technical Schools (recipients must demonstrate financial need)
$2,000 – 2-year colleges (recipients must demonstrate financial need)
$4,000 – 4-year colleges/universities and graduate schools (recipients must demonstrate need)
Need based awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s or master’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). Renewal awards can be adjusted to a large amount if the student transfers from a 2-year college to a 4-year college or from a Vocational Technical school to a 2-year or 4-year college.
Renewable awards may continue from a bachelor’s degree to a master’s degree if the student enrolls in graduate study the next academic term after completing their undergraduate degree but may not exceed four full academic years of funding.
Honorariums are not renewable. Students who receive an honorarium may not reapply.
Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.
All applicants will be notified in late May.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Ciena Healthcare and Laurel Health Care Company. Payment is made in early August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 15, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time (4:00 pm Eastern Time).
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.