Main header image

The application period is now closed. Please check back on future HPCC Systems eligibility and awards next year. If you are an applicant who would like to discover more scholarship opportunities you might qualify for, please continue to the Scholarship America Hub and sign up.

HPCC Systems Community Impact Scholarship
Application status: Closed

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist female students who plan to pursue a STEM undergraduate degree at specific colleges and universities in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. In support of their ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, the HPCC Systems Community Impact Scholarship is designed to help close the gender gap in tech and encourage young women from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to follow their passion in STEM. HPCC Systems collaborates with academia to provide student opportunities to help train and develop future technologists of Big Data projects that leverage the open source HPCC Systems platform. Learn more at

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor. Eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team and the sponsor.

Applicants to the HPCC Systems Community Impact Scholarship must:

  • Be high school seniors or high school graduates who plan to pursue a STEM* undergraduate degree
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent
  • Self-identify as Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
  • Self-identify as female
  • Plan to enroll in fulltime undergraduate study for the first time** at one of the eligible colleges or universities listed below for the entire academic year:
Bethune Cookman University (FL) Clark Atlanta University Clemson University (SC)
Emory University (GA) Florida A&M University Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University Florida Memorial University Florida State University
Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia State University Gwinnett Technical College (GA)
Keiser University  (FL) Kennesaw State University (GA) Mercer University (GA)
New College of Florida Nova Southeastern University (FL) Palm Beach State College (FL)
Spelman College (GA) University of Central Florida University of Florida
University of Georgia University of North Georgia University of South Florida

*STEM majors of interest include, but are not limited to: Data Analytics, Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering.

**Current college undergraduate students are ineligible. However, students who participated in college courses in high school are eligible.

LexisNexis Risk Solutions employees and their immediate family members (spouses and dependents) are ineligible.


The authorized distribution for new awards is $10,000. Up to 2 awards of $5,000 each will be granted.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale), and fulltime enrollment in an eligible major at an eligible college or university.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc. Payment is made in August.

Selection of  Finalists and Recipients

Scholarship finalists and recipients will be selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Scholarship America will select scholarship finalists. The sponsor may opt to interview the finalists. The sponsor will make the final determination of recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Recipients may be offered the opportunity to apply for internships during pursuit of their degree and/or career opportunities with LexisNexis Risk Solutions upon graduation.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 20, 2023 3:00 pm ET.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!