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The Grossman Family Foundation Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Grossman Family Foundation offers scholarships for eligible WestRock employees and children of eligible WestRock employees 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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin. No one from either the Grossman Family Foundation or WestRock participates in the selection process or has access to applicant information.

Pautas del Programa (en Español)
Dependent applicants must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 24 and under, of an active full-time employee of WestRock (employed at one of the following legacy Southern Container facilities: Camillus, Dayton, Deer Park, Devens, Lancaster, Mooresville, Murfreesboro, Newark, Solvay, or Spartanburg) who have a minimum of one (1) year of active employment with WestRock as of the application deadline date.

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

  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study (12 credits or more per term) at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

Employee applicants must be:

  • An active full-time employee of WestRock (employed at one of the following legacy Southern Container facilities: Camillus, Dayton, Deer Park, Devens, Lancaster, Mooresville, Murfreesboro, Newark, Solvay, or Spartanburg) who have a minimum of one (1) year of active full-time employment with WestRock as of the application deadline date.

  • Plan to enroll in a part-time (minimum of 6 credits per term) undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year. Or plan to enroll in part-time (2 courses per term) at a vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

Award Information:

  • The authorized distribution for new awards and the number of awards granted each year will be determined by the funds available and the number of applicants received for the program.
  • The program will be administered in full compliance with IRS Revenue Procedures 76-47, which states that no more than 25% of eligible dependent applicants and 10% of eligible employee applicants may be selected as recipients.

Award Determination:

  • Awards range from $1,000 to $9,000 each for full-time enrollment
  • Awards range from $1,000 to $4,000 each for part-time enrollment
  • If not enough qualified applications are received from one group (dependent/employee) then funds may be allocated for the other group.

Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligible requirements.

Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for course load.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Financial need
  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need will be the primary factor when determining recipients. Candidates will first be ranked on the basis of calculated family contributions from lowest expected contribution to highest contribution. Recipients will be selected from a pool of qualified applicants with primary consideration given to those who demonstrate the greatest financial need.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in mid-June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Grossman Family Foundation. Payments are made in equal installments on early August and mid-December.

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

  • A 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, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf by 3:00 p.m.
Central Time on May 4, 2020.

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

The Grossman Family Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!