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The application program will be available again in January, 2022.
Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the 2022-2023 academic year! If you are an applicant who would like to discover more scholarship opportunities you might qualify for, please continue to the Scholarship America Hub and sign up!

 

3M Vocational and College Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

3M has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the 3M Vocational and College Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 25 or younger, of regular full-time and part-time U.S. employees of 3M and its domestic subsidiaries who are on the payroll at the time the award is given. Children of 3M retirees or employees receiving disability income from 3M are also eligible.
    *Dependent children as defined by 3M’s employee benefit plan.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. The program will have three components: 1) two-year colleges, 2) four-year colleges and universities and, 3) vocational-technical schools.

3M National Merit and J.C. and L.A. Duke Scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive an award in this program.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of 3M play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Awards

Awards for four-year, two-year, and vocational students will be in proportion to the number of applicants from each group.

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,000 award. Up to 40 awards will be granted.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by 3M.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in mid-May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of 3M. Payment is made in August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

3M has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!