The Rambus “Innovator of the Future” Scholarship seeks to broaden the educational opportunities of students who, by virtue of their academic and extracurricular achievement, demonstrate a passion for science and technology that extends beyond the classroom. The winners must possess strong leadership and communication skills and the desire to positively impact society through innovation in science and technology.
Up to two individuals will be awarded an Innovator of the Future Scholarship in the amount of $10,000 each for college/university tuition and books (at a US or foreign college/university that meets IRS regulations). The Scholarship award will be distributed in over four years ($5,000 per payment), at the beginning of the first and third academic year. Scholarship winners are required to be full-time students and maintain a 2.5 minimum GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in order to continue receiving the award. Additional one-time awards in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to up to four Scholarship finalists who participate in the interview process but are not selected as Innovator of the Future Scholarship winners. Finalists will be called for interviews to be held in Sunnyvale in early April 2018. The winners will be announced by the end of April.
- Current high school student graduating before Fall 2018.
- Attending one of the following high schools located in Cupertino, Los Altos, Mountain View, Santa Clara, or Sunnyvale, CA: Fremont HS, Homestead HS, The King’s Academy, Los Altos HS, Mountain View HS, St. Francis HS, Wilcox HS.
- Attending a four-year college/university program of study beginning in Fall 2018.
- Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for grades 10-12.
- Please note: Immediate family members of Rambus employees and contractors are not eligible to apply.
The Rambus Scholarship Committee will select winners based on academic excellence (especially in the areas of math, science and technology), passion for technology, leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, and motivation to serve and succeed. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59:59pm on February 16, 2018 and supporting documentation must be postmarked on or before February 16, 2018. No hand delivered applications or supporting documentation will be accepted. Scholarship applicants who are selected as finalists will be called for interviews to be held in Sunnyvale in late March 2018. The winners will be announced by the end of April. Winners will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and a release form. All applications and supporting documentation become the property of the Scholarship Committee and will not be returned.
How to Apply
Complete the application form available online here.
Mail the following supporting documentation to the Rambus Scholarship Committee:
- Official transcript (copies acceptable) of all high school and college (if applicable) coursework completed to date
- Letter of recommendation
Rambus Scholarship Committee
c/o Scott Best
1050 Enterprise Way, Suite 700
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Only online applications submitted by February 16, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM PST and supporting documentation postmarked by February 16, 2018 will be considered. No additional or supplementary materials will be accepted. Please contact Scott Best of the Rambus Scholarship Committee at (408) 462-8311 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.