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The maximum number of applications have been received, and the program is closed.
The application program will be available again in March. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the 2023-2024 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!

 

Varicent E.D.G.E. Scholarship Program
(Equity, Diversity, Growth, Empowerment)
Application status: Closed

The program will close on March 14, 2022 11:00 am or when the first 500 applications are received, whichever occurs first.

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 university, 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 E.D.G.E. Scholarship Program (Equity, Diversity, Growth, Empowerment) must:

  • Be high school seniors/students in their final year of upper secondary school, or secondary school 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 based on:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • 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 twenty (20) awards will be granted.

Awards are renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, based on 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 June.

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.

    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.

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!