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Avant Energy Education Assistance Program
Application status: Closed

Avant Energy has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America® (SAI), the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, 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 Avant Energy Education Assistance Program must:

  • Be dependent* children, age 26 and under, of full-time or part-time Avant Energy employees who have a minimum of one (1) year (twelve consecutive months) of employment with the company as of the application deadline date and work a minimum average of 20 hours per week.
    *Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee
  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current college undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time or part-time undergraduate 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 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Timeline:

March 9:

  • Scholarship program opens for application

April 13:

  • Program closes for application submissions at 3:00 PM CT

April-May:

  • Students must finalize school selection and acceptance process
  • Awardees are determined by Scholarship America
  • Avant verifies awardees eligibility

Late May:

  • Awardees are notified by Scholarship America

Early August:

  • Checks are distributed to each awardee. Checks are sent directly to the awardees but are made payable to the awardee’s attending institution

Selection Criteria

Education assistance awards will be granted to all eligible applicants. SAI will verify status eligibility, eligibility of college choice, cost of attendance (COA) and determine award amounts. Sponsor will verify employment requirements.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in late May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Avant Energy. Payment is made in early August.

Awards

Award amounts will be determined based on cost of attendance* (COA) and the employee’s average scheduled hours per week**.  Award amounts will not exceed the COA.

*Estimated COA is unique to each institution, but typically includes the following: tuition and fees, room & board, and the cost of books and supplies.

**Adjustments are not made if employees work something other than their scheduled hours.

Average Scheduled Hours per Week  Award up to
Full-Time 100% (40 hours) $10,000 (per academic year)
Part-Time 80% (32 hours) $8,000 (per academic year)
Part-Time 50% (20 hours) $5,000 (per academic year)

If the recipients’ school choice changes, the award may be adjusted based on the COA.

Awards may be used for any education-related expenses including room and board. Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Awards may be considered taxable income. SAI will issue a Form 1099-Misc. to all recipients.

Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Students may receive up to a total distribution of $40,000 (Up to $10,000 per academic year with a $40,000 program maximum).

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.
  • Your Financial Aid Letter for the 2021-2022 academic year.
    • If your letter has not arrived yet, please upload a word document stating “My Financial Aid Letter will be sent as soon as it arrives.”
    • Please email lrux@scholarshipamerica.org when you receive your letter. A secure email will be sent for you to attach your letter to.

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

Whichway Information

Participation in Scholarship America’s financial literacy tool, WhichWay is offered to scholarship recipients. Recipients will be invited to download the WhichWay app and register to participate in activities that encourage financial literacy to help guide a student to financial stability and success.

Recipients will have access to the following modules for a one-year cycle:

  • Understanding Basics of Budgeting
  • Achieving Goals
  • Creating and Maintaining a Budget
  • Paying for College
  • Understanding Credit
  • Obtaining Credit
  • Applying for Financial Aid
  • Managing Credit Cards
  • Managing Student Loans While in School
  • Managing Debt
  • Repaying Student Loans

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