The ADVANCE Scholarship Program focuses on diversity and inclusion to support our country’s future leaders in reaching their educational and career goals. Our comprehensive program combines financial support, mentoring and on-site programming to pave the path for the next generation. By oﬀering expanded opportunities to diverse candidates and their allies, we live out our values and our vision of building a future where every ambition is within reach.
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, gender, age, disability, or national origin.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria
Synchrony is an equal opportunity employer. Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Synchrony will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for ADVANCE or any job opening.
This program is open to the general public, as well as children of full-time Synchrony employees (level 14 and below).
Up to eight (8) awards of $5,000 each will be granted.
Awards are one-time only. Past recipients may not reapply.
Awards are for undergraduate study only. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, books, lab fees, or other related educational expenses.
Additional offerings include:
Scholarship finalists will be selected based upon the following criteria:
Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need, as calculated by Scholarship America.
Selection of finalists will be made by Scholarship America based on the program criteria. From the group of finalists, recipients will be selected by a committee of community members organized by Synchrony. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified in December.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Synchrony. Payment is made in one installment in December.
As part of your application, you must upload the following document(s):
Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.
Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.