About
This scholarship honors Medidata’s 20th year anniversary as a leader in the technology space in the life science industry.  In honor of our two Co-Founders who have been at the helm since the beginning of the company, we want to pay it forward to future leaders with a scholarship in the amount of $20,000. This award is presented in their honor for the dedication and contributions to helping the world find smarter treatments for patients faster.

At Medidata, we believe the future of our industry lives in the minds of our youth therefore, we invest in STEM education with a goal to impact 15,000 students in 5 years. This scholarship supports students that promote a diversity of thought and leadership. Medidata will consider the extra curricular activities that the student is participating in and preference will be given to students who can prove that they have had an impact in their communities through charitable work.

Medidata awards tuition scholarships to encourage students to further their learnings in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines.

Eligible Students
This scholarship is open to college Sophomore and Juniors who are currently enrolled in an accredited four year college or University located in the 50 United States, District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico. Students must be between the ages of 16-22 years.
  •  Students must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher
  • Are U.S Citizens, U.S permanent residents (holders of a Permanent resident card), or are individual granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program (DACA)
  • Student must be a full time student that is attending a four year public and/or state college. Will be entering into their junior or senior year and are within two years of earning a B.S. or a B.A in a math, science, or technology degree, including life science and science education by the time the award is received.
  • Be studying to obtain their first bachelor’s degree
  • Have completed at least 48 credit hours
  • Age: 16-22 years of age
  • Students must be a first generation college student
  • Financial eligibility: Students must demonstrate financial need through a written statement
Applicants May Not Be
  •  Children or relatives of Medidata employees or Board of Directors.
  • International students attending University on a conditional visa
Note- Medidata employees and their immediate family are not eligible to apply

Strong Applications Would
  •  Demonstrate a desire to positively impact society in their future career and current community impact initiatives.
  • Plan to enter into a STEM career that will create sustainable solutions for the future.
  • Provide evidence that they are hardworking and have overcome obstacles.
Scholarship Details
The deadline to submit the scholarship application is December 31, 2019 and the winner will be selected by March 1, 2020.

The student selected for the scholarship will automatically receive an internship which includes housing costs at our Headquarters in NYC in Summer 2020.

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* 1. First Name

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* 2. Last Name

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* 3. Permanent Address

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* 4. Date of Birth

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* 5. ·      Are you currently enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester (9 quarter) hours of college-level coursework?

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* 6. ·      As of January 31, 2020, how many college credits will you have completed at a four-year college?

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* 7. ·      Do you hold one of the following citizenship statuses?

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* 8. What is your current college GPA?

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* 9. What is your current major?

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* 10. What degree will you be graduating with

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* 11. Will this be your first college degree/certificate/credential?

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* 12. Have you experienced one or more of the following unanticipated events in the last six months?:

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* 13. College/ Campus Name

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* 14. In which State do you attend college

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* 15. Are you currently in the military or are you an honorably discharged military veteran?

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* 16. Do you participate in your college's Honors Program?

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* 17. What industry are you planning to be employed in?

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* 18. What is the highest degree you hope to obtain? 

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* 19. Are you a first-generation college student? 

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* 20. Awards – If you have awards to include, please select awards, scholarships or special recognitions you have received while at your college.

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* 21. How did you hear about this scholarship opportunity?

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* 22. Are any of your family members past/present Medidata Employees

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* 23. What is your career goal?
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* 24. How do you give back to your community?
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* 25. Create a tweet using 140 characters or less to describe yourself. Hashtags are allowed.

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