The Essential Visionaries Scholarship Fund has been established to assist students seeking a degree or certificate in Education, Counseling, Psychology or Nursing 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 Essential Visionaries Scholarship Fund must:
If you change your course of study from Education, Counseling; Psychology or Nursing you may become ineligible for this program.
*Certification programs must be through an accredited institution and must run on a standard academic semester calendar. Certification programs must be a minimum of one semester/term in length and applicants must be enrolled at the time Awards are disbursed in August.
Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) are eligible and are encouraged to apply.
If selected as a recipient, students attending vocational-technical or two-year institutions will receive an award of up to $5,000; students attending four-year institutions will receive an award of up to $10,000. If a recipient transfers schools, the award will be adjusted accordingly based upon the new school type.
Awards may be renewed for up to four additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.
Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and continued enrollment in an eligible field of study.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
All applicants will be notified in March.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the sponsor. Payment is made in August.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need will be considered; recipients must demonstrate need.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America; the sponsor plays no part in the selection.
Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients and all applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.