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The application program will be available again in April 2023. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the 2023-2024 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!

Barnard Family Memorial Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Vita-Mix Corporation has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees or eligible Shareholders 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. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Barnard Family Memorial Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children of full-time employees or eligible Shareholders of the Sponsor.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren or legal wards who qualify as federal tax exemptions to 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.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,000 award. Up to three (3) awards will be granted in memoriam of the following Barnard Family members:

  • William G. Barnard, Jr.
  • Ruth M. Barnard
  • William Grover Barnard, III

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 and continued parental employment, except in the case of an involuntary Separation from Service without Cause.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Vita-Mix Corporation. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Finalists and Recipients

Scholarship America selects finalists based upon academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and objectives, any unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation. Financial need is not considered.

From the pool of qualified finalists, the sponsor will select scholarship recipients. Provided there are qualified applicants, at least one scholarship will be awarded to a dependent of an hourly employee.

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.

 

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 a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 12, 2022 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

Vita-Mix Corporation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!