INKAS® “Rising Star” Scholarship
The INKAS® “Rising Star” is an annual award and scholarship program funded by INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing and awarded to post-secondary students showing excellence in both engineering and business fields of study.
There are two scholarships offered, where the recipient will be awarded $1,500.00 CAD each, within each field, in addition to a mentorship program that will be set up to fit the student’s interests. These awards will be presented to the recipients at the INKAS® corporate headquarters in Toronto, Canada, with their mentorship beginning in the summer 2021. The mentorship will involve the ability to meet and learn from experts within their field, as well as hands-on learning opportunities at one of our offices.
To be eligible for INKAS® Scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
- Be currently enrolled or intending to enroll (i.e., as of January 2021) as a full-time student in Business or Engineering areas of study at an accredited university in Canada or U.S.; and to support the application with appropriate documentation, including but not limited to: school transcripts (unofficial), invitation or acceptance letter from the institution.
- Maintain a minimum 75% average or equal GPA from the most recent term/semester
- Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, U.S. citizen or Green Card holder or student visa holder or study permit holder and be able to support it with a clear and legible photocopy.
Applications will be accepted beginning on November 16th, 2020 and will be accepted until 11:59PM EDT on January 31st, 2021. Winners will be announced on or around March 8th, 2021.
As the second part of the application process, all applicants must prepare an essay. The essay must be 750 words maximum length. In addition to providing your personal story and an explanation as to why you deserve this scholarship, you are required to explain why you believe either business or engineering is important in Canada’s/U.S. economy and how you feel you will make a difference in your chosen industry.