Orchard Software Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: April 4, 2019 3:00 pm CDT

Orchard Software has established a scholarship program to assist employees’ children who plan to continue their education in college programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This scholarship 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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants to the Orchard Software Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 25 and under, of full-time Orchard Software employees who have a minimum of one (1) year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university for the upcoming academic year.

Dependents of the Executive and/or Senior Leadership teams are not eligible.

Award information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award in the amount of $3,500.
  • Up to three (3) awards will be granted each year.
  • Awards are one-time only. Past recipient may not reapply.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Orchard Software play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Orchard Software. Payment is made in one installment in early August.

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

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

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.

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

Orchard Software has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!