The North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG), is the professional association for Internet engineering, architecture and operations. Our core focus is on continuous improvement of the data transmission technologies, practices, and facilities that make the Internet function. In an effort to support the next generation of network operators, NANOG has established a scholarship program to assist current undergraduate and graduate-level students pursuing a degree in one of the eligible fields listed below.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, 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.
**The program deadline to submit your application is 3:00 p.m. Central Time on May 18, 2021. However, the Sponsor reserves the right to close the program earlier when 50 applications have been received. Students are encouraged to apply early.
Applicants to the NANOG Scholarship Program must meet the following criteria:
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, outside appraisal, and 500 word statement describing how the scholarship money would impact their college career. Financial need is not considered.
Applicants will be notified in July. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Nonrecipients may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of NANOG. Payments are made in one installment 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 21, 2021 3:00 pm CT.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.