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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, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. 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, active H.B. Fuller employees who have a minimum of one year of continuous service as of the application deadline. Dependent children of qualified employees who became disabled, retired or deceased within the last two years are also eligible.

    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.

  • High school/secondary school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school, or its equivalent, at a level below the fourth year of such programs.

Award information:

All applications submitted will also be considered for the regional and global awards. If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 U.S.

Local Awards
Local awards are $1,000 each

Regional Awards
Four regional awards of up to $2,500 each will be awarded. Award amount is based on actual expenses and cannot exceed expenses for one academic year.

Global Awards
A single award of up to $8,000 will be paid to the top candidate of H.B. Fuller. Award amount is based on actual expenses and cannot exceed expenses for one academic year.

Additional Information

Eligible expenses include tuition, fees, books, transportation (other than daily transportation), computers and housing if the student lives away from home.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Students may receive a global or regional award only one time during their academic career.

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 career and educational goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An outside appraisal

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

Payment of Scholarships

Recipients of the local award will receive their payment made payable to their school, typically in August. Recipients of regional or global awards must submit documentation showing actual eligible expenses in order to receive the award payment.

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

  • Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken

Also, as part of your application, an online recommendation must be completed on your behalf by 3:00 p.m. CT on April 17, 2020.

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

H.B. Fuller has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!