SAP America Inc. recently announced that 10 undergraduate students are recipients of its second-annual scholarship program, which helps discover and empower talented undergraduates who exhibit the capabilities of future business leaders. In conjunction with the SAP University Alliances program and SAP’s corporate citizenship program, the highly competitive scholarship encourages students to think innovatively and apply business technology concepts to solve industry challenges through research. By partnering with member universities, the SAP University Alliances program exposes students to a variety of higher-learning opportunities and encourages them to apply their knowledge of business technology to real-life scenarios. Designed for undergraduate students studying business, computer science, mathematics, or engineering, the scholarship program from SAP evaluates applicants based on their familiarity with and understanding of business technology. The application process is rigorous, with a personal research paper being the main component and highest weighted of the selection criteria. The paper must identify a current problem or issue relevant to enterprise resource planning (ERP) or other state-of-the-art business technology, and

thoroughly examine both the issue and its consequences, as well as propose practical recommendations to solve it. The following students received scholarships through the program: Nicole Smith, Ball State University; Greg Turcotte, California State University, Chico; Lora Atanasova, Drexel University; Matthews McGarity, Penn State

University; Scott Pudlewski, Rochester Institute of Technology; Arthur Cardillo, Villanova University; Kyle Raschen, Villanova University; Marie Chapman, Western Michigan University; Richard Pode, Western Michigan University; and Noah Pascarell, Widener University.

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