Cirris Systems Scholarship


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We are not currently accepting applications for the Cirris Scholarship.

Essay Guidelines

  • 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.

Scholarship Submission

Scholarship Rules & Regulations

Scholarship Rules & Regulations

 Applicant Eligibility

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 (Fall/Winter 2017/2018).  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 August 15, 2017 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.

College/University Approval

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.

Additional Questions

Contact us if you have questions about the Cirris Systems Scholarship Program.