Orchard's Scholarship for Women of Color in STEM

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Orchard is now accepting applications for our second annual Scholarship for Women of Color in STEM. 

In May 2022, Orchard announced that a first-generation high school senior had received an inaugural scholarship of $2,500 to subsidize educational costs of a neuroscience degree from Barnard College.

This year, Orchard will award scholarships of $500, $1,000 and $2,500 to three eligible and deserving students. 

This scholarship is part of Orchard’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. One of our goals as a company is to encourage diversity within our industry and to find ways to make a difference outside of our organization. 

Eligibility

This scholarship is available to either: a female high school senior of color interested in pursuing a STEM degree in college, OR a female undergraduate college sophomore or junior of color currently pursuing a STEM degree.

The deadline for scholarship applications is April 1, 2023.

Requirements

For high school seniors:

  • Full-time current students enrolled in a STEM class
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Must provide a transcript
  • Interest in pursuing a STEM degree in college

For undergraduate college students:

  • Full-time enrolled college student
  • Declared major or degree program in STEM
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Must provide a transcript

How to apply

To apply, please submit 2 short essays (300-500 words) addressing the following questions: 

  1. What inspired your interest in the STEM field?
  2. Explain how our scholarship will help in pursuing a career in a STEM-related field.

Please submit your application and supporting documents through our scholarship application form.

By applying to this scholarship you understand and agree that any personal data collected in connection with your online application may be used by Orchard Technologies, Inc. and our subsidiaries, affiliates, and partners (“Orchard”) for purposes of processing your application, organizing and administering the scholarship, and complying with all applicable legal obligations. The scholarship funds awarded must be spent on education-related expenses, such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for the students' classes at their primary college or university. Orchard reserves the right to change the terms of this scholarship at any time in its sole discretion.

FAQs

What is the deadline?

April 1st, 2023.

How much is the scholarship award?

Orchard will be awarding three scholarships in 2023. The scholarships will be in the following amounts: $2,500, $1,000 and $500.

When will the winner be chosen?

Scholarship finalists will be selected and notified in May 2023. An official announcement will be shared once all recipients have accepted their awards.

Who can I contact with questions? 

Please email scholarship@orchard.com with questions.

About Orchard

Orchard is transforming the way people buy and sell their homes. Through our technology and best-in-class real estate agents, we remove the stress and uncertainty of the home buying process.  

Our team members come from many career fields and backgrounds including engineering, marketing, data science, product, and more. Technology and data have been at the forefront of our mission to transform the real estate industry. We value gender, ethnic, and racial equality in the workplace and have worked to improve diversity in roles that require a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) degree.

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