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BNI Coal, Ltd. Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

BNI Coal, Ltd. has established a scholarship program to assist dependent children of BNI Coal, Ltd. employees who plan to continue their education in college, vocational or technical school programs. Scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice for the upcoming school year.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, 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 creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a child* of an active, full time BNI Coal, Ltd. employee, who has a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date. Also eligible are children of deceased employees provided the employee was an active, full-time employee for a minimum of two years at the time of death.

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

  • Be high school seniors/recent graduates or current college 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 upcoming academic year.

Award Amounts

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award of $1,000. Up to four (4) awards will be granted.

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

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic information
  • 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 not be considered.


Applicants will be notified in February.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the BNI Coal Ltd. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document(s):

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours, and term in which the 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 January 13, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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