Crystal Group Innovation Scholarship

Crystal Group Innovation ScholarshipThe Crystal Group Innovation Scholarship is awarded each year to (2) full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree within the School of Business, the School of Engineering, or related majors.

Undergraduate business programs include majors in Finance, Business Administration, Marketing, Human Resources, Sales, or any other major within the business program. Mass Communications and Public Relations majors within the School of Liberal Arts are also welcome to apply.

Undergraduate engineering programs are those offering a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

All scholarship winners receive a non-renewable scholarship of $1,000 payable directly to the institution in which they are enrolled.

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The Innovation Scholarship, sponsored by Crystal Group, was founded in 2014 as a way to celebrate and encourage the spirit of innovation. At Crystal Group, we embrace innovation in all aspects of our business, including our rugged computing product line, our approach to sales, marketing and engineering, and our business culture.


To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full-time in an undergraduate business program (major), engineering program (major), or related major working toward a bachelor’s degree, at an accredited two-year or four-year institution, located in the United States.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must have completed at least 60 semester hours to be eligible
  • Submit typed (double-spaced) essay answering one of the posed questions
  • Crystal Group employees and their family members are NOT eligible

*Note: Past winners and applicants of this scholarship are eligible to re-apply in future years.

Application Deadline and Timeline

Applications are not accepted prior to March 2, 2015. All applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2015. Scholarship awards will be announced the week of June 1, 2015.

Contact Information

Crystal Group For more information, contact:
Attn: Innovation Scholarship Melissa Doudna
850 Kacena Rd. Ph: 319.378.1636 (x270)
Hiawatha, IA 52233

Application Checklist

  • Read Eligibility requirement carefully
  • Download and complete the Application Form (Sections 1 and 2)
  • Write, proofread and print your resume (Section 3)
  • Ask two faculty/staff members, and/or manager/supervisors to write you a letter of recommendation. The letter should be written on official school/company letterhead with appropriate signatures.
  • Sign and date the Application Statement (Section 5)
  • Prepare an essay of 500-800 words on one of the topics listed (Section 6)
  • Sign and date the Certification Statement (Section 7)
  • Complete the Enrollment Verification Form
  • Submit your application materials

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