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Featured Partner Scholarships: April 2021

By Matt Konrad

Please Note: This information pertains to scholarships that were open during a previous application cycle, and may not be current. For the most up-to-date information on Scholarship America partner programs, visit our Browse Scholarships page.

The school year may be winding down, but scholarship season is still going strong! We know you’re as busy as ever, but don’t miss out on the spring scholarship opportunities that are currently open. Our four featured partner scholarships this month are focused on inclusive awards in a diverse array of fields, ranging from STEM and business to construction and the culinary world. Whatever passion you’re pursuing, there’s something for you!

Navisite’s Next Steminist Scholarship

Navisite is a modern managed cloud service provider that accelerates IT transformation for thousands of growing and established global brands. The company is also committed to supporting the communities and causes that matter most to them. Navisite established the #NaviGivesBack initiative to celebrate the good that happens when employees support each other inside and outside of the organization.    

Now, Navisite is launching the newest component of their #NaviGivesBack initiative: Navisite’s Next Steminist Scholarship program

Navisite’s Next Steminist is designed to help close the gender gap in tech and encourage young women to go after their dreams in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). This new program is awarding $10,000 scholarships to women pursuing careers in eligible STEM fields. 

Navisite’s Next Steminist Scholarship applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who identify as female and are age 25 or younger as of the application deadline. You must also be a high school graduate or current college undergraduate enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in an eligible major for the entire upcoming academic year. 

Your academic performance will also be considered. All applicants are required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). In addition, Navisite is asking applicants to submit a 60-second video discussing your dream career – and how a STEM degree will help you make a positive impact on the world.  

If you’re ready to level up your future and pursue your passion in STEM, don’t miss out on this opportunity to earn $10,000 toward a life-changing degree! 

Navisite’s Next Steminist Scholarship program is open for applications through May 17. Apply now! 

OTR Capital Diversity in Business Scholarship 

OTR Capital works with small, medium, and large companies in a variety of industries to provide industry-leading financing and back office solutions. OTR is committed to diversity, and was named a “Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation” in 2020; to further that commitment, they have established the OTR Capital Diversity in Business Scholarship.

Designed to foster diversity and inclusion in the company’s home states of Georgia and Tennessee, the Diversity in Business Scholarship is providing $2,800 awards to college undergraduates from traditionally underserved populations in those two states.

To apply, you must be a current undergraduate student who plans to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year. You must be a Georgia or Tennessee resident, and you must self-identify as one or more of the following:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • Female (any race or ethnicity)
  • LGBTQIA+ (any race or ethnicity)

There are no restrictions on your major or GPA requirements, but financial need will be considered.

Applications are open through May 26. Apply now

Takeoff Scholarship Program

The Takeoff Scholarship Program was established to foster greater diversity in the homebuilding, construction and professional contracting industries – and to help more students from underprivileged backgrounds pursue degrees and careers in the field.

To help those students as they work toward their goals, the program is providing $10,000 awards to its inaugural class of Takeoff Scholars for the 2021-22 school year. To apply, you must be a college undergraduate who has completed at least 12 college credits at the time of application. Applicants are required to live and go to school in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina or Tennessee, and to self-identify as American Indian or Alaska Native; Black or African American; or Hispanic or Latino.

Financial need will be considered, and Takeoff Scholars must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year, pursuing a degree and future career in one of the following fields:

  • Building Supply Sales and/or Entrepreneurship
  • Building Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Homebuilding
  • Professional Construction Trade Entrepreneurship

In addition to the scholarship award, Takeoff Scholars will be paired with professional mentors to help you work through college and career questions. If your goal is to work in construction, contracting or homebuilding, and you’re facing financial difficulty paying for college, don’t miss out on this opportunity!

.Applications are open until May 5. Apply now

US Foods Scholars Program  

US Foods is a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed — and proudly supporting programs that help underserved youth reach their culinary dreams. 

The US Foods Scholars Program is designed to help the next generation of cooks, chefs and foodservice professionals — students who have demonstrated outstanding potential and achievement in the culinary arts, and require additional resources to take the next step of their culinary journey. $20,000 scholarship awards help inspire deserving students to reach their dreams, and US Foods is proud to help them make it happen.  

For the 2021 program, US Foods is awarding scholarships at these six partner schools: 

  • International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA 
  • Austin Community College – Austin, TX 
  • Wake Technical College – Raleigh, NC 
  • Linn Benton Community College – Portland, OR 
  • Bethune Cookman University – Daytona, FL 
  • Tuskegee University – Tuskegee, AL 

Applicants must be high school seniors, graduates or full-time undergrads, and must be pursuing or planning to pursue a two-year, associate degree in the Culinary Arts or a related discipline at one of the above schools. See the application site for more details, and note that awards given to first-year students are renewable for a second year, provided you maintain an eligible GPA. 

Applications are open until May 6. Apply Now