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Featured Partner Scholarships: October 2023

By Matt Konrad

Spooky season is upon us, but there’s nothing to be scared of when it comes to finding scholarships! A quick look at our Browse Scholarships page will treat you to lots of options—and applying doesn’t have to be tricky.

To get you started, we’re featuring three partner programs that are open right now, including a brand-new $20,000 award from ServiceNow, a full-tuition scholarship from the Department of Defense (that includes a post-graduation job offer!) and a $25,000 award from Chick-fil-A. Good luck!

ServiceNow Scholarship Program 

Based in Santa Clara, California, ServiceNow is a Fortune 500 technology company with a global reach, building cloud computing platforms that help businesses of all sizes manage their digital workflows.  

The company is dedicated to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in the tech sector around the world. As ServiceNow grows its DEI impact, they are proud to introduce the ServiceNow Scholarship Program, providing two-year $20,000 scholarships to undergraduates of diverse backgrounds in the United States and Europe. 

If you’re pursuing a career in the tech industry, you may be eligible to apply. Applicants must be current technical or college/university undergraduate students who have completed at least one full academic year of undergraduate study as of the application deadline, and who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical institution (or equivalent) for the entire upcoming academic year. Applicants in the U.S. must self-identify as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, or female (any race/ethnicity), and financial need will be considered for all applicants. 

Applications are open until November 30. Apply Now > 

Interested in pursuing an internship or co-op with ServiceNow? Check out our Early Career page. Or looking to expand your technical skills? Build your ServiceNow skills on the Now Platform® with self-paced courses and real-time training sessions. 

Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program

The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program was established to connect talented, innovative scientists, engineers, and researchers with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) workforce.  

SMART provides students with the tools needed to pursue higher education and begin a civilian career with the DoD. With a full scholarship, students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees can focus on complex research to further the DoD’s mission and create lasting impact. SMART is a one-for-one commitment; for every year of degree funding, the scholar commits to working for a year with the DoD as a civilian employee.   

SMART scholar, Joshua “Jay” Lavoie, who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Marymount University, says, “Since my journey began with SMART, the experiences I have had continue to motivate me to achieve the highest academic level possible. A unique opportunity provided by SMART is the ability to secure meaningful work advancing the various technologies that keep our nation safe each day. For those looking to find a way to pay for college, have a job after graduating, and start a career with the DoD, SMART answers the call. There is a great network of SMART scholars, past and present, that are eager to share their experiences and help others along the way.” Jay also received his bachelor’s and master’s through the SMART Program and will be working for the Marine Corps System Command upon graduation.  

In addition to the internships, SMART scholars receive full tuition, annual stipends, health insurance, and book allowance while pursuing their degree. Upon degree completion, scholars begin working in a civilian position with their sponsoring DoD facility. The internships and work experience allow scholars the opportunity to learn from the greatest minds in STEM. Not only do scholars pursue their passion in their respective field during their educational phase, but they begin a journey towards an empowering career. 

SMART awards over 400 scholarships annually to STEM students across the nation. Since inception, SMART has awarded over 4,200 scholarships with 91% of scholars completing their DoD service commitment. If you’re interested in becoming a SMART scholar, and you are pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. in one of 24 eligible STEM fields, don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Applications are open until December 1. Apply Now >

Chick-fil-A Community Scholars 

For more than 50 years, Chick-fil-A, Inc. has invested in the educational goals of its Team Members, awarding more than $162 million in scholarships to more than 93,000 restaurant employees, enabling them to pursue their academic and professional goals at qualifying institutions. 

In 2022, the company expanded its scholarship program beyond its restaurants for the first time with the Chick-fil-A™ Community Scholars program. You can meet the 2023 Community Scholars here—and if you’re a high school senior, college undergrad or graduate student of any age, you are invited to apply now! 

Twelve $25,000 Chick-fil-A Community Scholarships will be awarded, based on academic success, community service, and financial need. Selected Community Scholars will be encouraged to participate in the Chick-fil-A Scholars Program, a one-year engagement that includes mentoring and leadership development alongside the 2024 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Scholars.    

“At Chick-fil-A, we wholeheartedly believe in the importance of education and opportunity,” says Brent Fielder, Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Chick-fil-A, Inc. “It is a privilege to support the advancement of service-minded leaders through the Chick-fil-A Community Scholars program, helping them forge a path to follow their dreams and have a positive influence on others.”    

To apply for the Chick-fil-A Community Scholarship, you must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada and be enrolled or planning to enroll at any qualifying institution of the recipient’s choice for the 2024-2025 academic year.. In addition, you must have a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), demonstrate care through community service during the last twelve months, and be recommended by 1-3 teachers, coaches, community leaders, or mentors. (Please note that Chick-fil-A Team Members should apply for the Remarkable Futures Scholarship.) 

Applications are open through November 1. Apply Now > 

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