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John and Barbara Grimmer Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: June 22, 2023 3:00 pm CT

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 program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships 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 race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

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

Payment of Scholarships

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

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 educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances

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.

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.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

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

ANGI Energy Systems LLC has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!