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The application program will be available again in February. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the 2022-2023 academic 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!


Pega Scholars Program
Application status: Closed

At Pega, we deliver innovative software that crushes business complexity. We are a global business rooted in family. A relentless innovator since 1983. And a trusted partner to the world’s leading brands.

We are proud to launch the Pega Scholars Program to support equitable participation in tech – by providing scholarships to future technologists from diverse communities around the globe. We believe we can all achieve more when we create a culture where everyone is inspired to bring forth their best, authentic self every day.

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.

Applicants to the Pega Scholars Program must:

  • Be high school/secondary school graduates, or current college/university undergraduate, or CEGEP students
  • Plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-, three- or four-year college or university, CEGEP institution (or equivalent) for the entire upcoming academic semester/term
  • Be pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Technology
  • Reside in one of the following countries:
    • Australia
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • India
    • The Netherlands
    • United Kingdom
    • United States
  • Self-identify as one or more of the following:
    • Women
    • LGBTQIA+
    • Person with disability
    • Military Veteran
    • Indigenous
    • Native America or Alaskan Native
    • Asian American
    • Black
    • African American
    • Hispanic or Latino/Latina
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

Pegasystems employees and their children are not eligible.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record*, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, a statement of goals and aspirations, and unusual personal or family circumstances.

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

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Pegasystems play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

*Academic evaluation will include a review of the grade/mark average based on the grading system used in the applicant’s country and a review of the results of academic examinations.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,500 award. Up to ten (10) awards will be granted.

Awards will be issued in U.S. dollars (USD).

Provided there are qualified applicants, recipients will be selected in proportion to the number of applicants per country.

Awards are one-time only.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in November.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Pegasystems. Payment is made in December.

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

  1. 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.
  2. Upper secondary school diploma or certificate, if earned (International applicants only).
  3. Results of examinations (International applicants only).
  4. English translations for any non-English documents.

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

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