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The application program will be live on or after March 1, 2021.
Please return then and navigate to the Scholarship America Hub to register your account and begin your application process!

Varicent EDGE Scholarship Program
(Equity, Diversity, Growth, Empowerment)
Live application window: March 1, 2021 through April 5, 2021 3:00 pm CT

Varicent has established the Varicent EDGE Scholarship Program (Equity, Diversity, Growth, Empowerment) to assist students pursuing a STEM/Technology related major who plan to continue their education in college, CEGEP, or vocational school programs.

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 Varicent EDGE Scholarship Program (Equity, Diversity, Growth, Empowerment) must:

  • Be high school seniors/students in their final year of upper secondary school or graduates or current college undergraduates (including CEGEP students) located in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Plan to pursue a STEM/Technology related major including but not limited to- Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, Information Technology, and Mathematics.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four- year college, CEGEP or university or vocational-technical school (or equivalent) for the entire upcoming academic year.

Selection of Recipients

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

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.

Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need.

Assuming there are qualified applicants, preference will be given to students historically underrepresented in the STEM/Technology Field (students who identify as women, Black or African American and/or Hispanic or Latino).

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

Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America. Varicent will select recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to fifteen (15) awards will be granted.

Awards are renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent and continued enrollment in the eligible major.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

The award payments will be issued in U.S. currency.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in late May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Varicent. Payment is made in early August.

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.

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

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