Fellowships and Scholarships
At the Astrient Foundation we believe in “Supporting Tomorrow’s Leaders Today.” We do so by offering scholarships and fellowships to prospective or continuing college students through the Astrient Fellowship program and Astrient Scholar Award. Through these programs we hope to identify and nurture students who demonstrate acumen or potential in the areas of social responsibility and entrepreneurship.
The Astrient Scholar Award is a cash award designed to help students who demonstrate acumen or potential in the areas of social responsibility and entrepreneurship. In addition to having strong moral character and ethical integrity, Astrient Scholar Award recipients should posses an active interest in the application of technology and/or entrepreneurship to mitigate social problems. Each academic year, the Foundation’s selection committee selects up to four students as Astrient Scholars. The selection committee selects one to four students each academic year with one-half (1/2) of the award distributed in the fall semester and the remaining half of the award distributed in the spring semester.
The Astrient Fellowship program provides students with the opportunity to participate in projects designed to ameliorate or solve concrete issues facing developing or economically disadvantaged communities. From technology adoption to equitable globalization, the Foundation's projects are designed to foster socially responsible entrepreneurship to improve developing communities. Each academic year, the Foundation’s selection committee selects up to three students as Astrient Fellow-elects. Fellow-elects participate in one or more of the Astrient Foundation’s research, policy or software technology projects for approximately eight months. Fellow-elects will receive stipends throughout their fellowship term. Fellow-elects who successfully complete the fellowship program will receive an award and will become an Astrient Foundation Fellow.
To apply for either program, students use the Foundation’s paperless application process to submit applications through the Foundation’s website. Applications are reviewed by selection committee comprised of business professionals and awards are given to the highest rated applicants.