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Row Zero Data Analytics Scholarship

2024-07-02 // 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.

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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, starting and selling their first company and now pursuing the second. The founders remain appreciative of the value financial 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 2 submissions to qualify.

  1. Fill out the form below with your contact information and submit a resume or LinkedIn profile.
  2. Write an essay (500 word limit) or record a Youtube video (2 minute limit) about your career goals, passion for analytical thinking, and the role spreadsheets have played and will play in your career.

The scholarship winner will have the best overall application. The winning scholarship will be paid directly to the school as a tuition payment towards the 2025-2026 school year.

Applications are due by 11:59PM on May 31, 2025. Winners will be chosen by July 1st, 2025. To apply, fill out the form below with your contact info, resume/LinkedIn profile, and essay. For questions, please reach out using our contact us page, by phone (715-602-0686), or email: scholarship@rowzero.io.

Application Tips

  1. Do not use AI to write your essay. We will not select essays that were written by Chat GPT or other LLMs.
  2. Focus on spreadsheets, your experiences with them, and why they are meaningful.
  3. Make sure to include a LinkedIn profile or resume we can easily access.
  4. Ensure we also have access to your Youtube video, if you use that method instead of an essay.

2024 Scholarship Winner

Krrisha Patel Photo Congratuations to Krrisha Patel, the winner of Row Zero's Data and Analytics Scholarship!

Krrisha wrote a great essay about her love of spreadsheets and how they've influenced her passion for analytics throughout her educational journey. In the Fall she will continue her education at the University of Pennsylvania pursuing degrees finance and engineering and is most excited about classes in data science and business analytics. She is currently interning at the Jane Street Academy of Math and Programming before heading to school in the Fall. We wish Krrisha the best of luck with her studies.