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The Harlan S. French and Anne A. French Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The French Estate has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors attending Wilson Area High School in Easton, Pennsylvania who plan to continue their education in college.

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 creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Harlan S. French and Anne A. French Scholarship Program must:

  • Be current high school seniors attending Wilson Area High School, Easton Pennsylvania (18042)
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Plan to pursue a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) major
  • Be in the top 15% of the graduating class

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $20,000 award. One award of $20,000 will be granted.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Awards are one-time only for recipients.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in February.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The French Estate. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award. Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of The French Estate play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Financial Literacy Support

Award recipients will be given access for a year to WhichWay, a financial literacy tool with interactive financial education modules containing tools and tips that include the following topics:

  • 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

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.
  • The first two pages of your parent(s) most recently filed tax return (IRS Form 1040).

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than December 2, 2021 3:00 pm CT.

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

The French Estate has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!