Applications are due Oct. 30
At Box, we believe that the most engaging, intellectually stimulating conversations are founded in diversity. Different backgrounds and varied life experiences foster unique perspectives and give us more tools with which to solve the challenges we face as builders.
We want you to bring your unique perspective to the technology field, add your voice to the conversation, and help grow a broader, richer, more diverse technology community. As an engineering company, we have a vested interest in your success.
We are offering the Box Engineering Diversity Scholarship to support you as you pursue a career in computer science. Five scholarships will be awarded to students from an underrepresented group in computer science.
Finalists will be awarded a trip to Box HQ for Scholarship Weekend 2016, Dec 1-3. At HQ they will meet and interview with the scholarship committee and participate in activities with fellow scholarship finalists. The grand-prize winner will be selected from the finalists and announced during Scholarship Weekend.
We’re looking for people seeking to use technology to solve problems big and small. We’re looking for students who bring unique perspectives to their field. We’re looking for natural leaders who have collaborative, entrepreneurial spirits and aren’t afraid to pursue their dreams in the face of adversity. We appreciate your uniqueness, and we’re looking for future visionaries who champion diversity from every angle.
Rules and regulations surrounding the Box Engineering Diversity Scholarship are as follows:
Scholarship funds will be sent to the institution's financial aid office (or other appropriate office) in the name of the student in Fall 2017.
Your scholarship award will be sent to the school where you are enrolled as of Fall 2017. If you’re planning to transfer, you should still apply. We will confirm institution information with all finalists upon selection.
The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the institution's financial aid office. The university will send the scholarship back to Box if you are no longer enrolled at the college so you should not apply.
Freshmen are welcome to apply! If you do not have an official GPA, try and estimate it to the best of your ability.
Sorry, but high school students cannot apply. We are only accepting applications from newly enrolled freshman and students from non-traditional colleges who will be enrolled as of Fall 2017. We look forward to hopefully receiving your application in the future!
We are accepting applications from community college students who will be enrolled at an accredited four-year university in Fall 2017. Any student who will be transferring to a four-year institution by Fall 2017 can apply and should use their latest GPA at their present institution. Due to the college acceptance timeline, we will be unable to verify acceptance prior to selecting finalists so use your best judgement when applying. We will confirm enrollment prior to awarding the scholarship, so if you do not transfer, we cannot give the award.
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There are three rounds of judging. The first round is based on your written application. The selection committee will choose some applicants to proceed to the second round. Those that make it to the second round will be asked to submit a short video interview. We will provide the format, and it will take no more than 30 minutes. You will be given 3 days to complete the video interview. The goal of the second round is to pick the 5 finalists. If you are a finalist, you will be asked to attend Finalist Weekend at Box Headquarters in Redwood City where there will be some in person interviews with Box employees and some fun activities. The grand-prize winner will be chosen during finalist weekend.