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Row Zero Data Analytics Scholarship

11/7/2023 // Nick End, Founder

Row Zero is offering a scholarship of $1,000 to be awarded to one student each year pursuing an undergraduate course of study in a field focused on data analytics. The scholarship is available to current and future students enrolled in a data analytics themed program. Analytical programs include but are not limited to accounting, economics, engineering, business, data analytics, data science, computer science, information systems, or any other analytical field at a college or university anywhere in the United States or Canada.

Our mission

Row Zero's mission is to bring the power of big data analysis to everyone. The most common data analysis tool in the world is the spreadsheet. The problem is as data sets have grown, the capabilities of spreadsheets have stagnated, triggering a wave of analytics products that are complicated to learn, require knowledge of database and programming languages, priced as enterprise solutions rather than ubiquitous tools, and often too rigid to support complex models and processes commonly built in spreadsheets. We built Row Zero to let anyone with spreadsheet skills work with big data and share their analysis with their peers and business partners.

To that end, Row Zero also wants to support the next generation of analysts currently working their way through undergraduate programs. The founders of Row Zero were both fortunate enough to receive scholarships that helped lessen the financial burden of higher education. They turned their education and analytical skills into a successful career and appreciate the value those contributions to their education afforded them. The hope is this scholarship helps out students with the same passion for analytical thinking.

How to apply

Row Zero is looking to award its scholarship to a student enrolled in an undergraduate program that develops their analytical skills and with a passion for spreadsheets. The scholarship requires 3 submissions to qualify.

  1. Fill out the form below with your contact information and submit a resume or LinkedIn profile.
  2. Write a 300-word essay about your career goals, passion for analytical thinking, and the role spreadsheets have played and will play in your career.
  3. Submit a Row Zero workbook showing a unique and compelling use of Row Zero's blazingly fast spreadsheet. Visit, sign-up for an account, and build out an interesting and unique use of Row Zero. Try importing and analyzing huge public data sets, connect to data repositories and build refreshable models, or use Python to create statistical models. Then submit your workbook in the form below by clicking ‘share' > ‘anyone with the link can read', and copy/pasting the link into the form.

The scholarship winner will have the best overall combination of all 3 parts of the application. The winning scholarship will be paid directly to the school as a tuition payment towards the 2024-2025 school year.

Applications are due by 11:59PM on May 31, 2024. Winners will be chosen by June 15th, 2024. To apply, fill out the form below with your contact info, resume/LinkedIn profile, 1 page essay, and Row Zero Workbook ID. For questions, please reach out using our contact us page, by phone (715-602-0686), or email: