Data Pros of Tomorrow Scholarship

$5,000 scholarship for the 2021 Spring Semester from SentryOne

Thanks to all the students who submitted applications for the Data Pros of Tomorrow Scholarship. We are no longer accepting applications. We will announce the scholarship winner here on or before December 15, 2020. 

SentryOne has been committed to serving and growing the SQL Server community since it was founded in 2004. Over time, we have hosted hundreds of webinars and events, produced thousands of blog posts, and impacted millions with our software solutions by ensuring that our customers’ databases and applications are fully optimized and reliable.

Our solutions have had a profound impact on the lives of data professionals all over the globe and we’d like to further expand our reach by offering a scholarship for the Spring 2021 semester to the database professionals of tomorrow. 

You may qualify for the scholarship featured below if:

  • You are interested in studying or pursuing a degree in any STEM field, including computer science, IT, engineering, mathematics, or data science
  • You are passionate about creating applications, coding, or data
  • You are dedicated to continuing your education in data science and technology


Scholarship Information & Requirements

Applicants must be enrolled, or are due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the Spring 2021 semester for which they are applying to receive the scholarship.  Domestic, international, online and undocumented students are welcome to apply.

Applicants must submit their entry before the deadline on 11/15/2020 for the Spring 2021 semester. SentryOne will contact the winning applicant and their institution’s financial aid office within 30 days of the deadline above to make arrangements for disbursing the $5,000 award toward the winning applicant's Spring 2021 educational expenses. The scholarship is non-renewable.

Applicants need to upload proof of enrollment for the Spring 2021 semester. We will accept a recent transcript, acceptance letter, or tuition bill.

The winner of the scholarship will have the option to have their winning entry posted on the SentryOne blog site.

Essay Prompt & Rubric

Data and databases are only going to continue to grow. As our President of Field Operations, Mike Lambert, noted in his blog post earlier this year, "2020 begins the Decade of Data." With that, there’s an ever-growing need to properly organize, document, and improve the use and value of data.  This is what we at SentryOne call DataOps

Applicants need to submit a written piece exploring their personal relationship with data, the impact it’s had on their education, and how data will be changing in 2020 in an 800- to 1,000-word essay. The essay should quote research from recent studies in this field and explain what tools and resources are available to help us improve the value of data collected.


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Questions? Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our scholarship, please contact us and we will be happy to help.


Privacy Policy & Terms

  • SentryOne employees, partners, affiliates, or their family members will not be eligible to participate in this contest.
  • Applicants will not be contacted regarding anything other than their application.
  • All information (proof of enrollment, essays, and email) relating to applicants will be destroyed as soon as the contest is concluded.
  • Arrangements will be made with the winning applicant's financial aid office  to disburse the scholarship funding within 30 days of the conclusion of the contest.
  • Applicant emails will not be used for any marketing purposes. SentryOne and its representatives will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy.
  • Applicants will not be asked to provide any sensitive information for their application or to claim their award if they are to win the scholarship.
  • There is no fee to apply to this scholarship, or for the winning applicant to claim their award.
  • Applicants retain all rights to their work.
  • All submitted essay material must be the original work of the applicant. Only one submission may be entered per student, per year. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. All scholarships are non-renewable. By applying, you certify that all the information you have provided is original, accurate, and complete.