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Cabot Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Cabot Scholarship Program was established to assist employees’ children who plan to continue their education in two- or four-year colleges, vocational/technical or trade schools. Renewable 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 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.

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Applicants to the Cabot Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children of full-time employees of Cabot Corporation or its subsidiaries who are working in, and residents of, the United States or Canada and have a minimum of one (1) year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren who live in the employee’s household or are primarily supported by the employee.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or vocational/technical or trade school for the entire upcoming academic year. Current college undergraduates are not eligible to apply.

Children of Executive Committee (ExCo) members are not eligible for the Cabot Scholarship Program.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,000 award. Up to ten (10) awards will be granted. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in a full-time undergraduate program and continuation of the scholarship program by Cabot Corporation Foundation.

A student at a two-year college or vocational/technical or trade school may receive a scholarship for no more than two years of study. However, if a student transfers from a two-year college to a four-year college, he or she may receive an award for a maximum of four years.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Cabot Corporation. Payment is made in early August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Cabot Corporation play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

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.

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

Cabot Corporation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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