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The HighGround Scholarship

A Look into Employee Retention Solutions of the Future

Who is HighGround

HighGround is a pioneering HR cloud platform that helps organizations build highly engaged cultures through continuous performance management and coaching, real-time recognition, and capturing the voice of the employee. We are curious to know how today’s college students understand workplace cultures, and what they would do to sustain cultures that are already highly engaged.

Scholarship Details

HighGround is now accepting applications for a $2,000 USD scholarship to be awarded to one promising undergraduate currently in pursuit of a business, marketing and/or human resource degree. To apply for this scholarship, please submit an essay of 800 words or more, addressing the following questions:

  • How do you define “employee engagement”?
  • How would you help a business with an already high employee retention rate maintain and build a highly engaged company culture?
  • What types of programs would you put in place?
  • What motivational tactics would you implement?

To Apply

Submit your essay to scholarship@highground.com as a Microsoft Word doc (.doc or .docx) using the subject line, “HighGround Scholarship Entry.” Submission deadline is Monday, August 1, 2016. Make sure to include your full contact details, the name of your college or university and your resume. The HighGround team will review all submissions and announce a winner by Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

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The Fine Print


To apply for the scholarship, applicant must be currently enrolled at a 2-year or 4-year college or university recognized by the Department of Education in the United States. No payment or purchase required to enter.

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale and be enrolled full-time at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States for Fall 2016.

Applicant must use the scholarship toward undergraduate program (i.e. graduate programs not eligible).

Applicant must be studying or planning to study the field of business, marketing and/or human resources.

If any family member of an applicant is employed by HighGround at the time of award, that applicant is not eligible for the scholarship. Eligibility of finalists will be verified before a winner is selected.

Description of Scholarship Funds

The selected winner will receive a one-time $2,000 USD educational scholarship to be applied to qualified expenses, including undergraduate tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board for the 2016-2017 academic year. Funds are provided by HighGround. Payments issued by HighGround are made payable to the student’s approved college or university and mailed after September 1, 2016 directly to the accredited college or university last designated by the student.

Selection and Announcement of Winners

A winner will be selected by the HighGround team after the deadline of Aug. 1, 2016. Applicants are judged on quality and thoughtfulness of entries. The winner will be announced on or before August 16, 2016.

Responsibilities of Recipients

The recipient must be actively enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior for the 2016-2017 semesters and for the entire academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency or military service. It is the recipient’s responsibility to verify receipt of funds with their designated institution and notify HighGround should the award check not arrive on or about 30 days from the issue date. HighGround reserves the right to alter or discontinue this program at any time without notice.

Digital Rights Agreement

By submitting an entry to this competition, you agree that all essay and photo submissions will become the property of HighGround and may be used in marketing materials, reposted or displayed online in whole or partial form without notification.

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