The Altria Group, Inc. Scholarship Program awards financial assistance to help pay a portion of the cost of college, graduate, professional studies and vocational/technical career training for eligible children of employees of the Altria family of companies. Eligible children compete for these scholarships. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.
This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and other education 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.
Scholarships are offered to children of employees, in two categories:
Correspondence courses and on-line courses for non-accredited schools are not approved programs of study and are not eligible for scholarship awards.
Teacher accreditation courses must be included in the regular course of study and therefore, are not eligible for a scholarship award on a separate basis.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
“Child” under this Program means any dependent natural or legally adopted child, stepchild, child of domestic partner, or legal ward supported entirely by the guardian. An applicant’s parent or guardian must be employed by an Altria company at the time the scholarship award is initially granted.
Note: An employee receiving benefits under the Altria Severance Pay Plan is no longer an active employee and, therefore, his/her child is not eligible to apply for a scholarship award or receive an initial scholarship award even if the employee was active during the application process. However, once an award is granted to the child of an active employee, it remains intact for the duration of the student’s school attendance, including annual scholarship renewal, as long as the student satisfies continuing eligibility criteria.
Awards will be granted as follows. The award checks will be issued in U.S. currency. (Note: there is no minimum number per group):
Scholarship awards are renewable as follows:
The following are some additional rules regarding the renewal of scholarship awards:
Academic or disciplinary action resulting in a suspension or dismissal from school automatically terminates the scholarship.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Once scholarship recipients are selected, financial data is reviewed to determine the amount of each award.
Recipients who do not demonstrate need or whose parents choose not to supply the requested financial information will be eligible to receive a minimum award only.
Applicants will be notified in late March, scholarship payments are sent out in mid-July.
Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Non-recipients will be notified as well.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Altria Client Services LLC. Payment is made in one installment in mid-July.
Altria Client Services LLC reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 3, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.