American States Utility Services, Inc. and its wholly-owned Subsidiaries (ASUS, Inc.) has established a scholarship program to assist dependent children of active, full-time U.S. Military members and dependent children of honorably discharged veterans at ASUS-served locations who are current high school seniors, graduates or current undergraduates planning to continue their education in college or vocational school programs in the fields of environmental science, technology, environmental engineering, biology, chemistry, medical sciences, mathematical sciences, business management or acquisition and contract management. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships, 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, disability or national origin.
Applicants to The ASUS, Inc. Scholarship Program must be:
Dependent* children of honorably discharged U.S. Military veterans living within ASUS-served locations.
*Dependent children include unmarried, natural or legally adopted children, stepchildren, and any other children for whom the military member has been appointed legal guardian.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Up to seven (7) awards will be granted each year. 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 (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale) in a full-time course of study, continued parental employment if parent is active military member, and continuation of the program by ASUS, Inc.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Location will be considered. An short essay will also be considered. Financial need is not considered.
Scholarship America will identify finalists and forward their essays to ASUS, Inc. for review and selection of recipients.
Applicants will be notified in April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of ASUS, Inc. Payments are made in one installment in early August.
As part of your application, you must upload 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.
Also as part of your application, one online recommendation must be submitted on your behalf.
Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.