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Jewels Academy Program Scholarships

Jewels Academy offer full and partial scholarships to qualifying students who have a financial need. Scholarship space is limited and fills on a first-come, first-served basis. All applicants for Jewels Academy scholarship must be at or below the guidelines in order to be considered for funding.
Total Household Size*
Yearly Income
Monthly Income
*Household includes all people living in your household, related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives, friends). You must include yourself and all children who live with you. Occasionally, extenuating circumstances may determine scholarship eligibility. If your circumstances do not match the income listed above, you may still be eligible. Indicate your circumstances on the application form below or email at
  • Scholarships are awarded based on need. There are a limited number of full and a limited number of partial scholarships.
  • The entire application must be filled out and submitted before the deadline to be considered.
  • Students must arrive on time for class. Excessive tardiness could affect future scholarship eligibility.
  • Students must attend at least 80 percent of classes. If a scholarship recipient has 1 unexcused absence there will not be future consideration of scholarships.
  • Inappropriate behavior in class could affect future scholarship eligibility and may result in dismissal from class.
  •  Students are eligible for either a partial scholarship for a Spring or Fall reconnect or a full scholarship for the whole year (Spring, Summer and Fall) workshops.
  • An application is necessary for each workshop session.
  • No faxed applications will be accepted, only by applications via the web.

Jewels Academy College Scholarship Sponsored by Cognizant Technology Solutions

The Jewels Academy’s Cognizant’s scholarship program recognizes today’s inspiration as tomorrow’s innovation. The goal of the scholarship program is to expand the pool of female students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.   Cognizant and Jewels Academy are committed to preparing the next generation with the skills they will need to be active participants in an environment that will become increasingly dominated by STEM.  The Jewels Academy organization will serve as the Chair of the Selection Committee which will also include the Jewels leadership team, board of directors, Cognizant team members,  and our partners.
Students are eligible to apply if they are:

  • A female Pursuing a career in a STEM field.
  • A citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.
  • Eligible to enroll or currently enrolled at a two-year or four-year accredited college or university with a full course of undergraduate, graduate, or a vocational-technical school. 
  • A student in good academic standing with a minimum of a 3.0-grade point average.
  • Attended at least two Saturdays in Jewels Academy workshops
Amount:  Award amounts are $2,500. The award will be payable to the institution earmarked for the account of the student. The award is non-transferable and the recipient may not receive cash.

Application Deadline:  May 7th, 2020

How to Apply:  To access the application visit Jewels Academy at or press the button below.

About Cognizant
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry, and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 100 development and delivery centers worldwide and approximately 218,000 employees as of June 30, 2015, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top-performing and fastest-growing companies in the world. Visit us online at or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.

About Jewels Academy
Jewels Academy, is an organization that offers STEM and self-enrichment programs for underrepresented girls in 4th – 12th grades. Our Objectives are as follows:  (a) Cultivate interest and further develop an aptitude for science and technology; (b) Promote higher learning in post-secondary education through STEM career opportunities through workshops and mentorships; (c) Introduce cutting-edge technology and concepts, while providing hands-on learning; (d) Build Character traits for the betterment of their communities.  Visit us online at or follow us on Twitter: JASTEM2005.