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Barnhill Family Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Barnhill Family has established a scholarship program to assist dependent children and dependent grandchildren of Barnhill Contracting Company employees who plan to continue their education in college.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships 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.

Applicants to the Barnhill Family Scholarship Program must:

  • Be dependent children* or dependent grandchildren**, age 25 and under, of full-time Barnhill Contracting Company employees who have a minimum of one(1) year of employment with the company as of the application deadline.
    *Children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee. **Grandchildren must be living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates or current postsecondary undergraduates.
  • 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 2024-25 academic year. Vo-tech students may be enrolled in programs leading to a certificate.

Award information:

Up to four (4) awards of $5,000 each will be granted to the top-ranked students attending a four-year school. Up to four (4) awards of $2,000 each will be granted to the top-ranked students attending a two-year community or junior college. If there are not adequate qualified applicants for an award category, Sponsor may allocate additional awards of $2,000 to the other category up to the authorized distribution amount.

Two-year school awards are renewable one year and four-year university or college awards are renewable up to three years or until a degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and continued parental, grandparent, or guardian employment. A two-year award recipient may reapply for a four-year award upon completion of a two-year degree program. The maximum number of years a recipient may receive an award is four years.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Barnhill Family. Payments are mailed by July 1.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic performance
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need will be considered.

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

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

  • 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 March 27, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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