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Ducommun Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: June 12, 2023 3:00 pm CT

Ducommun Incorporated has established a scholarship program to assist children and grandchildren 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 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 creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Ducommun Scholarship Program must be:

  • Grandchildren, step grandchildren or dependent* children, age 24 and under, of full-time Ducommun Incorporated employees who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • 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. Applicants attending vocational-technical school or two-year college must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a Manufacturing, Healthcare, Mechanical, Automotive, Refrigeration, Nursing, Technical, Construction, Business, Bookkeeping, Welding, Plumbing, Transportation, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Carpentry, Electrical, Cosmetology, Culinary, Computing, Engineering or other approved program.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $2,000 to $3,000. Students selected as recipients attending a two-year college or vocational-technical school will be eligible to receive a $2,000 award. Selected recipients attending a four-year college or university will be eligible to receive a $3,000 award.

Up to thirty-five (35) scholarships will be awarded to students attending a four-year college or university and up to ten (10) scholarships will be awarded to those attending a two-year college or vocational-technical school. The number of awards allocated to each location will be in direct proportion to the number of applications received, provided there are qualified applicants. Preference will be given to students who have not previously received the award.

When selecting new recipients, if siblings apply, preference will be given to awarding only one sibling.

Awards for four-year colleges or universities may be renewed for up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Awards for vocational-technical schools or two-year colleges are renewable for up to one additional year or until completion of the program/associate’s degree is earned, whichever comes first.

Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study, continued employment of the student’s parent at Ducommun Incorporated and continuation of the program by Ducommun Incorporated.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

  • 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
  • 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 Ducommun Incorporated play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


All applicants will be notified in July.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Ducommun Incorporated. Payments are made in one installment in August. Checks are mailed to each recipient’s home address and are made payable to the school for the student.

Awards are contingent upon continued active employment at the time checks are issued; if an employee resigns or terminates employment before the award check is issued, the student will be ineligible for the award.

Interested students must complete the online application and submit the application by June 12, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time. As part of your application, you must upload:

  • 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.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than June 15, 2023 3:00 pm CT.

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

Ducommun Incorporated has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!