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North American Network Operators' Group Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: January 31, 2023 3:00 pm CT

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 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, 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 January 31, 2023. 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:

  • Be a current postsecondary undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing a degree in one of the following fields of study:
    • Computer Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Network Engineering
    • Telecommunications (at the graduate-level only)
  • Plan to enroll part-time (at least six credits) or full-time in undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four- year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Each recipient of the scholarship agrees to allow the use of their biographical and academic information in publications of the university and NANOG respectively.
  • Be a legal and permanent resident of the United States.

Awards

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $10,000 award. NANOG will determine the number of awards for the program year. Awards are one-time only. Past recipients may not re-apply.
  • Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in May. 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.

Selection of Recipients

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Honors
  • Work experience
  • Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation
  • A 500 word statement describing how the scholarship money would impact their college career

Financial need is not considered.

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.
  • A 500 word statement describing how the scholarship money would impact your college career.

    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. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 6, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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