While some corporations give money to philanthropic organizations, there are others that recognize the need to raise up the next generation of professionals, in all fields. The way to do this is to help ensure that all scholars get a college education, no matter what their financial circumstances might be. These five companies provide scholarships for students who would otherwise not have the money to attend college or university. These are five companies that believe in education.
In an effort to provide scholarships based on achievement, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation offers 30 scholarships each year to high school (or home-schooled) seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship program is highly competitive. It is the company’s vision to help form a group of individuals who will excel in leadership qualities and help “shape the world.” You can learn more about this amazing opportunity on the USAscholarships.com.
The GEICO scholarship program is open to second and third-year college students with majors in Computer Science, Business, and Mathematics. Included within these disciplines are:
- Information Systems
- Computer Engineering
- Actuarial Science
The GEICO Achievement Award Program does not accept applicants in the disciplines of natural sciences, liberal arts, or in most of the engineering fields, other than computer engineering as listed above. GEICO will be accepting applications again in September of 2018.
While Dell has a GPA requirement, it is unlike what students are familiar with. No, Dell doesn’t necessarily look at your Grade Point Average, but rather they seek scholars with “Grit, Potential, and Ambition.” According to the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation Scholars website, they state that once you become a Dell Scholar, they will help to ensure you become a college graduate.
4. Intel Science Talent Search
Anyone who has ever owned a computer is familiar with Intel and this is one company that really believes in education. Each year Intel awards over $1.5 million in scholarships with the top nine finalists receiving $35,000, $75,000 and $150,000 respectively. Of the more than 1,800 annual applicants, the field is narrowed down to 300 semi-finalists who each receive cash prizes for achievements in science. Once the 40 finalists are chosen, they compete in the nation’s capital for the coveted top three scholarships. Each of the other 31 finalists walks away with $7,500.
5. GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship program bears the name of the nation’s 40th president, Ronald Reagan. Each year, a huge number of students are awarded a $10,000 scholarship, which is then renewable up to three times within their college career, totaling $40,000 toward their education. Both undergrads and grad students may apply, and all monies are to be spent on expenses directly related to their education such as tuition, fees, and books, to name a few.
These five companies believe in education and are doing something to ensure that America continues a long tradition of excellence in academics. It is the hope of each of these companies that today’s students benefiting from these scholarships go forward into the future as leaders within their respective fields. Today’s students are tomorrows leaders.