The Cirris Scholarship
Submissions are not being accepted at this time. Look for an announcement for our scholarship contest in 2017.
Write an essay response to the question below by December 1, 2016. The winning student will receive $1,000 towards tuition at the school they attend.
Scholarship Essay Prompt
A new essay prompt will be given with the next contest.
- Essay must be 400-600 words.
- Use examples and cite all sources.
- Double check spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
- Be creative with your ideas and writing.
- Essay must be submitted by the deadline.
- Late entries will not be accepted.
How to Enter
Enter all information on the form in the fields provided. Copy your essay onto the form or submit a link to the blog or website where your essay is located.
We are not currently accepting new submissions. Look for an announcement for our scholarship contest in 2017.
Scholarship Rules & Regulations
Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States and may not be an associate (employee) of any division of Cirris Systems. Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale and be enrolled in the upcoming college semester (Spring/Winter 2017). If the applicant or the applicant's parent/legal guardian is employed by Cirris Systems at the time of award, the student is no longer eligible and will forfeit the scholarship.
Description of Funds
The recipient will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship to be applied to qualified expenses, including graduate and undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board for the 2017-2018 academic year. Funds are provided by Cirris Systems. Payments are issued by Cirris Systems made payable to the student's approved college or university and mailed after December 15, 2016 directly to the accredited college or university last designated by the student.
Winner Selection and Announcements
The winner is selected after a team of judges reviews all entries. Applicants are judged on creativity, thoughtfulness, and insight. The winner will be announced two weeks after the scholarship submission deadline. If the winner does not respond within two weeks of notification, the student becomes ineligible and forfeits the scholarship.
The institution must be accredited and listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education. All school transfers are subject to accreditation approval.
Responsibilities of Recipients
The recipient must be actively enrolled as a full-time freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student in spring 2017 or fall 2017—barring illness, emergency, or military service. It is the recipient's responsibility to verify receipt of funds with their designated institution and notify Cirris Systems should the award check not arrive on or about 30 days from the issue date. Cirris Systems reserves the right to alter or discontinue this program at any time without notice.
Permission to Publish
By submitting your essay to Cirris, you are granting permission for Cirris to publish your essay in future publications.
Contact us if you have questions about the Cirris Systems Scholarship Program.