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Acuity Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Acuity, A Mutual Insurance Company, has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at any accredited institution of the student’s choice.

The 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. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Acuity Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 24 and under, of full-time Acuity, A Mutual Insurance Company employees who have a minimum of five (5) years employment with the company as of the application deadline date and remain employed as of August 1 and December 1 of the program year.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • High school seniors or graduates, or students who have obtained a GED, who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Awards

Recipients attending a two-year or vocational school are eligible for a $1,000 award. Recipients attending a four-year state college or university or a private college or university are eligible for a $1,000 – $5,000 award; only one award for $5,000 will be granted each year. Recipients demonstrating no need or whose parents choose not to complete the financial section are eligible for a $1,000 award.

Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Students may receive an award up to four (4) times.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation. Once recipients are selected, financial data is reviewed to determine the amount of each award.

Only one award may be given per family per year.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Acuity play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.  All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Acuity. Payments are made in Mid-August and Mid-December.

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 no later than March 4, 2022 3:00 pm.

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

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