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John and Barbara Grimmer Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: May 10, 2021 11:59 pm

ANGI has established the John and Barbara Grimmer Scholarship Program to assist ANGI Energy Systems, LLC employees’ children and grandchildren who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

John and Barbara Grimmer have always been very committed to higher education and are honored to have this scholarship named for them by their sons.

John graduated from Purdue and Barbara from Butler University, so they both value advanced education goals. John worked for Cummins Engine Co. for 17 years, but his entrepreneurial spirit demanded he start his own business, GrimmerSchmidt Compressors and later Hurricane Compressors, and finally the purchase of ANGI in 1997. All five sons have worked in and had ownership of these companies.

“What better way to say ‘thank you’ to employees who have been essential to the success of ANGI. We are sure this scholarship program will be of benefit to the families of ANGI,” said John.

John Grimmer passed in July of 2017, and Barbara continues to enjoy spending time with family in retirement.

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


Application Postmark Deadline: May 10, 2021

Applicants to the John and Barbara Grimmer Scholarship Program must:

  • Be children* or grandchildren, age 25 and under, of full-time ANGI Energy Systems, LLC employees who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline.


  • Be children* or grandchildren, age 25 and under, of retired ANGI Energy Systems, LLC employees who had a minimum of 20 years of employment with the company as of the application deadline.


  • Be children* or grandchildren, age 25 and under, of ANGI Energy Systems, LLC employees who were placed on long-term disability or passed away while actively employed with the company as of the application deadline.

*Children are defined as dependent biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.

  • Be high school seniors or graduates, current postsecondary undergraduates or graduate level students who plan to enroll or who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Award Information

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to 20 awards will be granted each year. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s or master’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of:

  • Maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent), and

  • Continuing parental employment.

Recipients are limited to receiving a maximum of $20,000.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.


Applicants will be notified in June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal.

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of ANGI Energy Systems play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes the John and Barbara Grimmer Scholarship payments on behalf of ANGI. Payments are made in early August. ANGI Energy Systems, LLC employee must continue to meet employment requirements at the time each check is mailed.

Application Information

Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades to Scholarship America by the application postmark deadline. Grade reports are not acceptable. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. High school seniors or students who have completed less than one full term of postsecondary school should submit a high school transcript. Students who have completed the equivalent of one term or more postsecondary credits should provide transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended.

Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment is not received within three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship America to verify that their application has been received.

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America.

Application Instructions

Open the Printable Application Form (This will open in a new window).

Use the PDF fill-in-the-blank feature to complete the form:

  1. Save a copy of the form to your personal data storage device.
  2. Type in your responses, using the Tab key to move between fields.
  3. You may save the file while in progress and return to complete or revise it later.
  4. When finished, print the completed form.

Applicants must print the Applicant Appraisal and Transcript Information sections and submit to the appropriate individuals for completion. These sections cannot be completed electronically.

Mail the completed application form (including the completed Appraisal and Transcript sections) and any other required documents to Scholarship America by the program’s application postmark deadline. The mailing address is on the application form.

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