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The application program will be live on or after January 4, 2023. Please return then and navigate to the Scholarship America Hub to register your account and begin your application process!

Jill and Michael Fotiades Scholarship
Live application window: January 4, 2023 through March 1, 2023 3:00 pm CT

The Clarke Companies have established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to further their education in college or vocational school programs.

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. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Jill and Michael Fotiades Scholarship must:

  • Be children or grandchildren of full‑time Clarke Company employees who have a minimum of three (3) years employment with the company as of the application deadline date (award recipients of the Jill and Michael Fotiades Scholarship Program are not subject to this employment eligibility requirement in future years)
  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who 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**

*Full-time enrollment is defined as a minimum of 12 credits per semester or term.

**Certification programs must be through an accredited institution and must run on a standard academic semester calendar. Certification programs must be a minimum of one semester/term in length and applicants must be enrolled at the time awards are disbursed in August.

 

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $10,000 award. Up to 3 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 satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by Clarke.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Awards may be used for any education-related expenses.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Clarke. Payment is made in 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 Clarke 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.


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.

The Clarke Companies have partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!