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Karl F. Hoenecke Memorial Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Federal Signal Corporation is proud to sponsor the Karl F. Hoenecke Memorial Scholarship Program for children of employees of Federal Signal and its subsidiaries. This program was established in memory of Karl F. Hoenecke, Chairman of the Board of Federal Signal from 1975 to 1987.

Mr. Hoenecke, who died in December of 1987, was an outstanding business and civic leader. He appreciated the value of a quality education in the development of future business leaders. We believe Karl’s and Federal Signal’s high regard for education will be fostered through this scholarship program.

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 Karl F. Hoenecke Memorial Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children of full-time Federal Signal Corporation employees or a U.S. or foreign subsidiary who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline. To be eligible for the award, employees must be employed full-time by Federal Signal or a U.S. or foreign subsidiary on the scholarship notification date. Children of corporate and subsidiary officers are not eligible.
    *Dependent children are children who qualify for benefits provided by the company.
  • Current U.S. high school seniors or international equivalent final year higher/upper secondary students who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college university for the entire upcoming academic year.

Award Amounts

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.  Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study, as well as continued employment of the student’s parent at Federal Signal Corporation or its international subsidiaries.

Awards are for undergraduates 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 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 Federal Signal Corporation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Applicants will be notified in late March. This is a competitive scholarship program. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Federal Signal Corporation. Payment is made in August.


Recipients have no obligation to Federal Signal Corporation. They are, however, required to notify Scholarship America of any changes in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information, and to send a complete official transcript when requested.


Federal Signal Corporation reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.

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

  • 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.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 9, 2024 11:59 pm Central Time.

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

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