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The Elkay Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: May 25, 2021 3:00 pm CT

The Elkay Family Foundation 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 scholarship, tuition assistance, 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, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or other protected characteristics.

Applicants to the Elkay Scholarship Program must:

  • Be dependent* children or grandchildren, age 24 and under, of full‑time Elkay domestic employees (Paygrade L6 and below) who have a minimum of one year employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children 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. Vocational-technical school students may attend a program less than one full academic year.

 

Awards

Up to 18 awards of $2,500 each will be granted and one award of $5,000 will be granted to the top applicant. Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school only.

Award recipients will be sent a Quick Start Guide email to register for the WhichWay app with access to the following modules for a one year cycle:

  • Understanding Basics of Budgeting
  • Achieving Goals
  • Creating and Maintaining a Budget
  • Paying for College
  • Understanding Credit
  • Obtaining Credit
  • Applying for Financial Aid
  • Managing Credit Cards
  • Managing Student Loans While in School
  • Managing Debt
  • Repaying Student Loans

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 Elkay Family Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in late June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Elkay Family Foundation. Payments are made in August.

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.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 28, 2021 3:00 pm CT.

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

The Elkay Family Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!