The Crystal Group Innovation Scholarship was founded in 2014 as a way to celebrate and encourage the spirit of innovation, which we embrace in all aspects of our business. Each year, we award two fulltime undergraduate students with a $1,000 scholarship based on their academic accomplishments, leadership, and participation in both school and community activities while pursuing an undergraduate degree in business, engineering, or related major.
Download the application here: 2021 Innovation Scholarship
All applications for the 2021 Innovation Scholarship must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2021. Scholarship awards will be announced the week of June 28, 2021.
2020 Innovation Scholarship recipients
Annabelle Beifuss is currently a junior at Brigham Young University – Provo working towards her Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Annabelle is from Ventura County, California where she grew up playing beach volleyball and riding motorcycles. She graduated top of her class as Valedictorian from Rio Mesa High school in 2016. Annabelle served a full-time mission as a representative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. While there, she learned to speak Portuguese fluently. Annabelle also served as project manager for an internship team at Accelerum Advisors, a consulting company whose purpose is helping new businesses grow into successful, goal-achieving corporations.
During her college career, she has been invited to the Golden Key International Honor Society, has participated in BYU’s Accounting Society, and has maintained a 4.00 GPA. She was recently accepted to BYU’s Marriot School of Accountancy, currently ranked as the #2 undergraduate Accounting Program in the nation. Her personal mission is to use her skills to the fullest and constantly push herself harder, building upon her talents and using them to bless the lives of others.
Tatem Rios is a junior majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in computer science at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. At the age of 16, she became a full-time college student at Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights, MN. She served as the president of the engineering club and the vice president of scholarship of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She graduated with honors from Inver Hills with Associate of Science degrees in Engineering Fundamentals and Chemistry. Tatem is currently working an engineering co-op at SkyWater Technology, a semiconductor chip manufacturer.
After Tatem graduates she plans to pursue a master’s degree in computer or data science. In her future career, she hopes to use her knowledge of chemical engineering and computer science to develop new innovative technologies.