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The BrightStar Systems Future Technologies Scholarship


  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.
  • General interest in technology.

How to Apply:

  • Please write a 1,000 to 1,500-word essay answering the following questions:
    • How does technology help to shape your day to day activities?
    • What is your favorite piece of technology? How do you use it?
    • How has technology helped you with your studies?
    • How do you see technology shaping how students learn in the future?
  • Please submit proof of enrollment or an acceptance letter in an accredited United States college or university. We will accept a recent transcript, acceptance letter, or tuition bill. Please note if you are in the process of applying for colleges and universities, please indicate your current school and submit a document with the schools you have currently applied to. If you are selected for the scholarship, we will ask you to provide proof of enrollment for your college or university at that time.

Further submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

GeekWrapped Scholarship


  • Open to Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in colleges or universities.
  • U.S. students from all disciplines who love technology and learning.

More Details

All applications must be submitted by June 1, 2018. The winner will be contacted June 1, 2018.

How to Apply

  • Submit a 300+ word essay that describes which technology and gadgets are most helpful in your academic pursuits. Explain why you need them and how they impact your daily life.
  • Complete the application found online.
  • Submit proof that you are a current student of the school specified on the application.

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.