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Elmer & Eleanor Andersen Global Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

H.B. Fuller has established a scholarship program to assist employees’ children 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 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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants to the Elmer & Eleanor Andersen Global Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent children* of full time H.B. Fuller employees domestically in the United States and internationally who have a minimum of 1 year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren of the employee, primarily supported by the employee and who qualify for benefits provided by the company Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • Current high school seniors or high school graduates who plan to enroll or college undergraduates who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. Graduate level studies are not eligible to apply.

Award information:

There are three different awards with recipients only receiving one of them an academic year. All applications submitted will be considered for the Local Award, with the top candidates receiving a Regional or Global Award instead. The award amounts are the following:

Local Awards
Up to 52 Local awards of $1,000 each.

Regional Awards
Up to $2,500 each to the top four candidates in each region.

Global Awards
Up to $6,000 to the top candidate globally.

For Regional and Global Awards
Award amount is based on actual expenses and cannot exceed eligible expenses for one academic year.

Additional Information

Awards are for qualified education-related expenses only. As listed, awards will cover tuition, fees, books, transportation (other than daily transportation), computers and housing if the student lives away from home. Awards amounts may be adjusted if award exceeds the cost of qualified education-related expenses.

Award amounts are listed in U.S. dollars (USD) and award payments will be issued in USD. Recipients may choose to receive award payments in their local currency when available. Awards may not be paid-out over more than one academic year.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Recipients may receive an award from this scholarship a maximum of four times. Global or Regional Awards are one-time only. Students are not able to receive both awards during their academic career. If a student received a Global or Regional award and applies again, they are only eligible for the Local award.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Honors
  • Work experience and/or home responsibilities
  • 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 H.B. Fuller play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Applicants will be notified of their award status by email in Late May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Recipients of the local award in the United Sates and Canada will receive their payment made payable to their school, typically by mid-July. Recipients of Regional or Global awards must submit documentation showing actual eligible expenses in order to receive the award payment. Awards are wired to all international scholarship recipients in August, provided required documentation has been received.

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

  • 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 an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.SAT or ACT test scores are not required to apply.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 20, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub.

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