How it Works

At Net Solutions, we admire techies who can think critically and see the big picture—analyzing and shedding new light on the role of technology in our ever-changing world.

That’s why we’re asking you to write a 1,000 - 2,000-word essay on:

The role of technology companies in transforming
the world and altering the social fabric.'

Tap into the left and right hemispheres of your brain to explore the ways technology is transforming the world, and don’t be afraid to take a stand.

Do you think there are ways tech leaders and budding entrepreneurs can sustainably build a more peaceful, unified, and abundant world? We’d love to hear about it.

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What Are the Requirements to Apply?

It’s simple. You must be:

  • Currently enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited 4-year college or university program in the continental United States, or you must have an acceptance letter from one of these institutions.
  • Your coursework must be directly related to or leading to a degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, User Experience Design, User Interface Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or another related field.
  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher if already enrolled in a program.

How to Apply

  • Compose an original 1,000 - 2,000-word piece based on the following topic:

    “The role of technology companies in transforming the world and altering the social fabric."

  • Submit your content, along with any supporting material, on the college admission/attendance form below.
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Why Are We Doing This?

The technology industry has transformed the lives of people around the world, and it relies on a steady stream of innovators. Every year new ethical and societal questions come to the forefront of the international conversation surrounding technology, and tomorrow’s tech leaders must be capable of understanding and addressing them.

Here at Net Solutions, we strongly support equal access to education because, not only does it create a better world with greater opportunity, but it allows the best and brightest talent to enter our field. With this scholarship, we hope to play a small role in expanding educational opportunities to exceptional students in technology-related fields.

We can’t possibly imagine what challenges the world will face, and which new questions will arise, over the course of your lifetime. What we do know is that the world will be in better hands if today’s smartest, most capable students find themselves launching startups and running tomorrow's top tech firms in the years to come.

Who is Net Solutions?

Net Solutions is a consulting firm that designs and builds exceptional software, and we consult with leading companies and startups.

We’ve worked with Fortune 500 companies and world-renown organizations, from Microsoft to Unilever to the Harvard Business Review, and we’ve helped small companies grow and expand into new markets with smartphone apps, web-based software, and more. Many of our clients continue to rely on us for technical support, Q&A testing, general consulting, and more—long after we’ve delivered their initial project.

Our ultimate goal is to create phenomenal software that exceeds our clients’ expectations. Our track record speaks to our success.

Visit our About page to learn more.

FAQs

  • Q: How are the winners selected?

    A: Net Solutions' panel of moderators will review all submissions and we will select a winner by vote.

  • Q: Who can I address for additional queries?

    A: Direct all inquiries to [email protected]

  • Q: How will the scholarship be paid out?

    A: We will directly pay for your college program.

  • Q: Is it a one-time amount, or will it repeat every semester?

    A: The winner will be paid a one-time amount of $2,500—directly to the school where they are enrolled or about to enroll.

Privacy Policy

  • By submitting an application, you are granting Net Solutions permission to communicate with your college or university to discuss your current degree program and pay $2,500 USD toward your tuition on your behalf, should you win the contest.

  • If you are awarded the scholarship, we may ask you to share your photo, name, and a brief comment on your experience participating in the contest.

  • NOTE: All decisions for this contest are solely executed at the discretion of Net Solutions and not subject to review or appeal. Net Solutions reserves the right to pause, suspend, or cancel the contest at any time, for any or no reason whatsoever.

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Application Deadline

July 15, 2022
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Winner Announcement

August 12, 2022