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The application program will be available again in January 2024. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the 2024-25 academic year!


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CM Family Scholars Program
Application status: Closed

Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. has established a scholarship program to assist children 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 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 CM Family Scholars Program must:

  • Be dependent* children, under age 26 (as of the application deadline date), of full-time or part-time CM Group employees.
    *Dependent children are defined as unmarried natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll, or students who are already enrolled, 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.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).

Children of officer-level employees are ineligible.


  • Up to four (4) $3,500 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors pursuing an undergraduate degree.
  • Up to four (4) $3,500 scholarships will be awarded to current undergraduate students.
  • Up to two (2) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors or graduates planning to enroll,or currently enrolled in, a trade/technical program.

The employee parent must be actively employed at the time the award is distributed. If applications are received from more than one member of an employee’s family, only one scholarship may be awarded per family.

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

Awards are for undergraduate study only. Awards may not be applied to graduate, professional or apprenticeship programs.

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
  • An essay of 500 words or less
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Applicants will be notified in late April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

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

  • 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 an official copy of those test scores 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 March 20, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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