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BearCom Scholars
Deadline to apply: May 3, 2021 11:59 pm CT

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.

This scholarship 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.

Postmark Deadline: May 3, 2021

Applicants to the BearCom Scholars Program must be:

  • dependent* children, age 25 and under, of full time BearCom employees who have a minimum of three (3) years of employment with the company as of the application deadline date
  • 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 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 2021 semester, or any applicant who plans to do a co-op for one semester.

*Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.

Awards

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.

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

Notification

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.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of 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.

Application Information

Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades to Scholarship America by the program’s application postmark deadline. Grade reports are not acceptable. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment email is not received within three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship America to verify that the application has been received.

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America.

Application Instructions

Open the Printable Application Form (This will open in a new window)

Use the PDF fill-in-the-blank feature to complete the form:

  1. Save a copy of the form to your personal data storage device
  2. Type in your responses using the Tab key to move between fields
  3. You may save the file while in progress and return to complete or revise it later
  4. When finished, print the completed form

Applicants must print the page(s) of the application containing the Applicant Appraisal and Transcript Information sections (if part of the application) and submit to the appropriate individuals for completion (if applicable). These sections cannot be completed electronically.

Mail the completed application form (including the completed appraisal and transcript sections if part of the application, and any other required documents) to Scholarship America by the program’s application postmark deadline. The mailing address is on the application form.

NOTE: You will need Adobe iconADOBE Reader 6.0 or greater to open, use and print this PDF fill-in-the-blank form. If you do not have this free software installed on your computer, click on the ADOBE icon. Follow the directions to install ADOBE Reader (free download), then return to this page to proceed.

Contact Us:

Email: studentsupport@scholarshipamerica.org
Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for BearCom Scholars

Mail completed applications to:

BearCom Scholars
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082