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The application program will be live on or after January 20, 2025. Please return then to view the updated program information for the 2025-2026 academic year!


C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
Live application window: January 20, 2025 through February 28, 2025 3:00 pm Central Time

C.H. Robinson Foundation offers two scholarship programs to assist undergraduate students who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. The programs are for:

  1. C.H. Robinson employees and their dependent children and
  2. Qualified contract carriers and their dependent children.

This 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.

Applicants to the C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program must:

    • Be dependent* children, up to age 26, or be regular, full-time employees of:
      • C.H. Robinson who have a minimum of two years continuous service** with the company as of the application deadline date, or
      • Qualified, active*** contract carriers who have been a carrier of C.H. Robinson a minimum of one year as of the application deadline date.
    • Be high school seniors or graduates or be current postsecondary undergraduates. Students outside the United States must be in their final year of upper or higher secondary school or be current technical or university level students.
    • Be students who plan to enroll in undergraduate study in any field at an accredited or bonafide college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2025-2026 academic year. Schools outside of the U.S. are considered bona fide if they have a student population, a defined curriculum, faculty, and campus.

NOTE: Dependent children must enroll in full-time undergraduate study. Employees of C.H. Robinson or employees of qualified contractors may enroll in part-time undergraduate study.

*Eligible dependent children include the following: children up to age 26, mentally or physically disabled children who rely on you for support and became disabled before age 26, natural, adopted, or foster children, stepchildren, or any child for whom you have legal custody, grandchildren who live with you and are financially dependent on you, children who are required to be covered by reason of a Qualified Medical Child Support Order (QMCSO).
**Calculation of eligibility is based on the continuous service date, including employment with an acquired company or affiliate of C.H. Robinson provided there is no break in service.
***Active carriers are defined as successfully hauling at least one load in the previous year from the application deadline date.

Employee Guidelines in French

Carrier Guidelines in French

Guidelines in Spanish-Latin America

Employee FAQs in Spanish-Latin America

Carrier FAQs in Spanish-Latin America

Guidelines in Spanish-Spain

Employee FAQs in Spanish-Spain

Carrier FAQs in Spanish-Spain

2024 Recipients


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 (USD) award to be used for tuition. Up to fifty (50) awards will be granted.

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

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

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
  • A statement of any unusual personal or family circumstances that have affected the student’s achievement in school, work, or participation in school and community activities

Academic evaluation of international applicants will include a review of the grade/mark average based on the grading system used in the applicant’s country and a review of the results of academic examinations.

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of C.H. Robinson Foundation play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

All applicants will be notified via email in mid-April.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of C.H. Robinson Foundation. Payment is made in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  • U.S./Canadian Students:
    • A current, complete transcript of grades/academic record. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online 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 an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
  • Non-U.S./Canada Students:
    • Current secondary school students and students who have completed less than one year of higher education:
      • Academic record/transcript of grades for all secondary education course work completed during the past three years, and
      • Results of academic examinations.
    • Students currently, or previously enrolled in an institution of higher education:
      • Academic record/transcript of grades for all higher education course work completed, and
      • Secondary school credential/diploma/certificate.

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

C.H. Robinson Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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