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BearCom Scholars
Application status: Closed

BearCom has established a scholarship program to assist employees′ children who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student′s choice.

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, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants to the BearCom Scholars Program must:

  • Be dependent* children, age 25 and under, of full-time BearCom, U.S. and Canadian, employees who have a minimum of three (3) years of employment with the company as of the application deadline date
    *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 postsecondary undergraduates or graduate level students
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, CEGEP institution or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. Exceptions to the requirement that a recipient enroll the entire upcoming academic year would be any applicant who plans to graduate after the fall 2022 semester, or any applicant who plans to do a co-op for one semester.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to five (5) awards will be granted. If there are insufficient numbers of applicants, then individual award amounts may be increased.

Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study at a community college, vocational technical school, CEGEP institution or university.

The award checks will be issued in U.S. currency. If the student changes schools the award amount may change.


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

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances and an outside appraisal.

Financial need is not considered.

The academic evaluation for Canadian applicants will include a review of the grade/mark-average based on the Canadian grading system and a review of the results of academic examinations. This information is evaluated to complete the academic ranking of these applicants.

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

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of BearCom. Payment is made in one installment in early August.

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 26, 2022 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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