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The application program will be available again November 2022. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the 2023 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!

Garmin Next-Gen Scholarship
Application status: Closed

Garmin International, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist dependents of U.S. based associates who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This 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 are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Garmin Next-Gen Scholarship must:

  • Be a dependent child of a current U.S.-based associate of Garmin and its U.S. Subsidiaries, with 3 or more years employment as of the application deadline date.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates or current postsecondary undergraduate students.
  • Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-or four-year college or university for the entire academic year.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Dependents of Garmin executives are not eligible for the NextGen Scholarship.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Awards are not renewable. Past recipients may reapply.

Awards are for undergraduate study only and can be used for any education-related expense.


Applicants will be notified in late January.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Garmin International, Inc. Payment is made in early 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 and a statement of educational and career goals and objectives.

Applicants must submit an essay response (2,500 character limit) to the following question: “The foundation of Garmin’s culture consists of honesty, integrity, and respect for others. What are some values that you live by, and why are they important to you?”

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Garmin International, Inc. play a part in the selection. 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.

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

Garmin International, Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!