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Earl and Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: February 15, 2021 3:00 pm CT

The Earl and Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants to the Earl and Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 26 and under, of full time Old Dominion Freight Line non-executive employees who have a minimum of three years of full-time employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural children, foster children placed in the employee’s home for adoption, and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee and claimed as a dependent on the employee’s Federal Income Tax.
  • Be high school seniors or high school graduates who plan to enroll for the first time or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited “Brick-and-Mortar*” two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2021-2022 academic year. On-line only colleges and universities are excluded.
  • **Brick-and-Mortar has a physical campus with physical learning resources, facilities for students, dorms, in-person tutoring, counseling and healthcare services.

Children of executive employees, substantial contributors and those serving on the foundation and their lineal descendants are not eligible.

Lineal descendants of Earl and Kathryn Congdon are excluded from consideration.

Award Amounts

New distribution will be determined at time of selection and will be based on how many renewal students are still eligible; a total of 100 awards at $5,000 per award (new and renewal) will be granted for the 2021 program year.

Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a 2.75 or higher GPA in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by the Earl and Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation.

Nonrecipients 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, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation. Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Earl and Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation or ODFL play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

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

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Earl and Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation. Payments are made in one installment in August.

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

  • Current, complete transcript of grades. 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.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation must be submitted on your behalf by February 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm CT.

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

When registering on the Scholarship America Hub – we advise registering with a personal email due to firewall restrictions. Also, to ensure your online recommender receives your request – we suggest using the recommenders personal email and contacting the recommender for confirmation.

Questions? Contact us:

Email: congdonodfl@scholarshipamerica.org
Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the Earl and Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation Scholarship Program

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