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The application program will be available again in January 2024.  Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the upcoming academic year! If you are an applicant who would like to discover more scholarship opportunities you might qualify for, please continue to the Scholarship America Hub and sign up!

Application status: Closed

Fellowes Brands has established a scholarship program that strives to make a difference in their people’s lives by breaking down institutional, financial, and personal non-academic barriers to create impactful, and otherwise inaccessible, opportunities for their dependents to further their education and selves.

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.

  • Be a legal dependent*, aged 25 and under, of a full-time Fellowes Brands U.S. employee with a minimum of one (1) year of employment and in good performance standing (as outlined in the Program Requirements) with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Legal dependents are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • Be a high school senior or a high school graduate who are not currently enrolled in postsecondary education.* Gap year students are encouraged to apply.
    *Students who have taken college courses or enrolled full-time in Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) during high school are eligible to apply.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent.
  • Students who have taken college courses or enrolled in full-time in Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) are eligible to apply.

As this program is, in part, focused on helping to overcome financial and other personal non-academic barriers, this benefit is available for employees at the Sr. Manager and below levels. Officers, executives, senior directors and directors are ineligible.


Up to one award of $15,000 will be granted each year to underwrite the costs of a full-time course of study at a four-year institution.

Awards are renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, full-time enrollment and continued parental employment.

The award is for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified of their application or award status in April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Fellowes Brands. Awards are disbursed in August, made payable to the institution.

Selection of Finalists and Recipient

Scholarship America will select finalists on the basis of:

  • 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
  • An essay

All finalists selected must demonstrate financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America.

From the list of qualified finalists, the sponsor will select the recipient.

All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

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.

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.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 12, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

Selecting the “Scholarship America Hub” button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub, where you can apply to this, and other, scholarship programs.

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