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Dave MacKay Memorial Scholarship
Deadline to apply: April 18, 2024 3:00 pm CT

Ceridian is pleased to offer its employees the opportunity to apply for the Dave MacKay Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship promotes Dave’s philanthropic approach and helps offset the high costs of higher education for family members including dependent children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

The Dave MacKay Memorial Scholarship was created by the Ceridian family to:

  • Preserve the memory and legacy of our former president, Dave MacKay
  • Reward excellence in education and continuing development
  • Represent Dave’s philosophy of “giving where we’re living”
  • Provide financial support for family members of Ceridian employees for higher education

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 Dave MacKay Memorial Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be family members*, 25 years of age or under, of active full-time or regular part-time Ceridian employees, or employees on an approved family-related leave or short-term disability leave, who have a minimum of one-year continuous service with the company as of the application deadline date and at the time of selection.
    • The Ceridian employee must be employed in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, or Vietnam.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates, current postsecondary undergraduates, or graduate-level students who plan to enroll in full-time study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or the international equivalent. Grades submitted by international students will be converted to a 4.0 equivalency scale.

Past recipients of this scholarship are not eligible to apply. Past applicants not selected as a recipient are eligible to apply again.

Employees and employee spouses are not eligible to apply.

*Family members are defined as natural and legally adopted children, stepchildren, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews

Award Information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award of up to $10,000. Awards cannot exceed comprehensive school costs
  • A minimum of two (2) awards will be granted
  • Checks will be issued in U.S. currency unless international
  • Awards are one-time only; past recipients may not reapply
  • Awards may be used for undergraduate and graduate study


All applicants will be notified in June. 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 Ceridian HCM, Inc. Payments to the school will be made in early August.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Volunteerism
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • A community essay

Financial need is not considered.

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.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Ceridian HCM, Inc. play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

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

  • A 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.

    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 documents are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub.

Ceridian has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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