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The program is currently closed. Please check back in February for updated program information.


Avnet Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Avnet Scholarship Program was established to recognize the achievements of and support children and spouses of Avnet employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. (Only children and spouses of employees in the U.S. and Canada are eligible.)

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, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Avnet Scholarship Program must be:

  • Children* (up to age 24) or spouses of Avnet employees in the U.S. and Canada who are scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week and who have a minimum of three months employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Children are defined as natural born or adopted, stepchildren or children for whom the Avnet employee has been appointed legal guardian or been given legal custody.
  • 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.

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $500 to $2,500 for each year of full-time study, depending on financial need. One-time honorariums at the minimum $500 level will be awarded to students who show outstanding potential but have no financial need or who do not complete the financial data section of the application. Awards are paid in U.S. currency.

Awards are for undergraduate study only. Other than the one-time honorariums, awards are renewable up to three years or upon attainment of a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance, continued full-time enrollment and continued employment of the parent or spouse at Avnet.

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.  Once scholarship recipients are selected, financial need is assessed to determine the amount of each award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Avnet play a part in the selection.  All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Applicants will be notified in early May whether or not they have been selected to receive a scholarship.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Avnet. Payments are made in one installment in early August. Scholarship America mails scholarship checks (payable to the education institution) to student recipients or sends funds via EFT directly to participating institutions.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document:

  • Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 7, 2021 3:00 pm.

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

Avnet, Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!