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The application program will be available again in January 2023. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the 2021 academic year! If you are an applicant who would like to discover more scholarship opportunities you might qualify for, please continue to the Scholarship America Hub and sign up!

A. O. Smith Corporation Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

A. O. Smith Foundation, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

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.

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Applicants to the A. O. Smith Corporation Scholarship Program must:

  • Applicants must be dependent* children, age 24 and under, of current full-time A. O. Smith Corporation United States, Canada, China, England, India, Turkey, Mexico, Vietnam, or Netherlands employees who have a minimum of one year full-time employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *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 current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Children of A. O. Smith Corporation officers are ineligible.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $500 to $3,000.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study.

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 educational and career goals and objectives, and any unusual personal or family circumstances.

Once recipients are selected, financial need will be considered in determining the amount of the award. Recipients who demonstrate no need will be eligible to receive an honorarium of $500.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of A. O. Smith Corporation play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in late May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of A. O. Smith Foundation, Inc. Payment is made in August.


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 an official copy of those test scores 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.

A. O. Smith Foundation, Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!