Blue Shield of California Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist children, stepchildren and grandchildren of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.
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. 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 are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Blue Shield of California Foundation Scholarship Program must be:
Dependents of Blue Shield corporate officers are not eligible.
Academic, vocational or trade school programs shorter than one year are not eligible.
If selected as a recipient:
Students may receive an award only once.
Students who have never received a Blue Shield of California Foundation Scholarship may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Blue Shield of California or Blue Shield of California Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Only one award recipient per family can be selected.
Applicants will be notified in June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Blue Shield of California Foundation. Payments are made in one installment in early August.
Deferrals of scholarship awards are granted on a case by case basis only when student’s enrollment is delayed due to unusual medical, family, or financial circumstances.
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 29, 2021 3:00 pm CT.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub.