Kalypso and Stelos Alliance to Award Engineering Scholarships at North Carolina State University

March 21, 2012

BEACHWOOD, Ohio and BOERNE, Texas - Kalypso, the world’s premier innovation consulting firm, is partnering with Stelos Alliance, a non-profit scholarship organization for extraordinary young leaders, to provide four annual scholarships to undergraduate engineering students at North Carolina State University.

Applications for the Kalypso Wolfpack Innovators Scholarship are currently being accepted through May 15, 2012 at stelos.org/ncstate. Students classified as full-time sophomores or juniors in an undergraduate engineering major are eligible to apply. Up to four $2,000 awards will be distributed to selected recipients prior to the fall 2012 semester.

Emily Adams, senior manager at Kalypso and NC State alumna says the scholarship was created to build relationships with students interested in pursuing a career in client services. “We hope these scholarships honor the innovation and aptitude of promising students at NC State and create opportunities for us to build relationships with talented young people preparing to enter the workforce,” Adams said.

In addition to two short essays, students are asked to submit a podcast explaining their alignment with Kalypso’s core values.

Hajar Abu-Zayed, an analyst at Kalypso and recent recruit from NC State University, explains how using a podcast entry as part of the application process is a vehicle to displaying uniqueness and character, which is a core value to Kalypso: “My favorite Kalypso value is Characters with Character. I’m looking forward to seeing how the students will use the podcast entry as a way to introduce themselves and exemplify how they fit in a firm full of characters. Being an alumni, I know these Wolfpack students will not have a problem with that!”

Interested applicants can learn more about the Kalypso Wolfpack Innovators Scholarship, enjoy free pizza and meet Kalypso employees on April 4th, 2012 at 6:00pm on NC State’s campus (for more information, click here).

For more information about the scholarship and to access an application, visit stelos.org/ncstate.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve performance, drive profitability and create sustainable results by delivering on the promise of innovation. The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine unparalleled expertise in innovation, product development, and product lifecycle management (PLM) with a depth of experience in the consumer goods, high technology, manufacturing, life sciences and retail industries. For more information, visit http://kalypso.com. Follow @KalypsoLP on Twitter and on Facebook.

About the Stelos Alliance

The Stelos Alliance, founded in 2008, is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of helping extraordinary young leaders reach their potential. Currently, Stelos offers 19 scholarships annually and provides Principled Leadership Training to student leaders at no cost. In 2012, the Stelos Alliance will award over $25,000 dollars in scholarships to dynamic young people who accept the responsibilities of leadership. For more information, visit stelos.org. Follow @StelosAlliance on Twitter and on Facebook.

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For more information, please contact Reagan Pugh by emailing reagan.pugh@stelos.org or calling (214) 616-9134. For general information about the Stelos Alliance, visit www.stelos.org.