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Avaya/CWA/IBEW Academic Awards Program
Deadline to apply: January 8, 2021 3:00 pm CT

Avaya, CWA, and IBEW have long been committed to education. Innovative community educational programs are supported and the tuition for several employees is reimbursed — consistent with our commitment to “personal growth and continuous learning.” The Program carries this commitment further by providing scholarships for children of Avaya represented employees who are pursuing undergraduate degrees. Students who apply must have participated in volunteer service activities and projects in their communities or schools. These awards make a significant statement to youth about the importance of intellectual development and community involvement.

This 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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Avaya/CWA/IBEW Academic Awards Program must be:

  • Dependent children* of regular full-time and part-time CWA/IBEW represented Avaya employees (domestic and U.S. expatriate) who have completed six (6) months of continuous service with Avaya as of the scholarship application deadline date, January 8, 2021. Parent employees must remain employed by Avaya at the time awards are announced.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • Note: Children of occupational employees represented by CWA and IBEW are eligible. Employees as well as children of employees (other than U.S. International Assignees) in Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, Guam, and other U.S., Territory or possession, are not covered by the program.

  • Current HS seniors planning to enroll for the 1st time in a course of study leading to a baccalaureate degree at a regionally accredited 4-yr college or university or an associate degree at a regionally accredited 2-yr junior or community college in the U.S.
  • Students who have achieved a cumulative high school GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must provide an official school transcript of grades.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record (cumulative grade point average and rank-in-class)
  • Volunteer service
  • Work experience
  • Statement of goals and aspirations

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Avaya play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in March.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Avaya. Payment is made in August.

Awards

Scholarship awards of up to $6,500 each for one academic year of full-time study will be granted to children of represented employees. The number of recipients is dependent on the number of eligible students who apply.

The amount of the scholarship awards will not exceed the estimated costs at regionally accredited schools. Covered education expenses include tuition, fees, books and supplies, and room and board. Awards amounts will be determined after final school choice is known and taking into consideration other grants available to the students. Recipients are expected to enroll in a full-time (as determined by the individuals’ college) undergraduate course of study no later than the Fall 2021.

Award Renewals

The award may be renewed each year for not more than three years or until a degree is earned, whichever comes first. Renewal of awards requires a 2.75 cumulative grade point average, continued parental employment (Avaya), and adherence to the student code of conduct. Award amounts will be determined on the basis of school costs reduced by other scholarships. All recipients must supply and update, whenever a change occurs, information about all scholarships they receive to Scholarship America.

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

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