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Gordon J. Flesch Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: May 20, 2021 3:00 pm CT

Since 1995, GFC has offered a scholarship to assist Associates’ children who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs.

Created in honor of our founder, the Gordon J. Flesch Scholarship Program awards up to 20 scholarships annually to assist Associates’ children who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs. Since 1995, the program has distributed more than $1.5 million to dependent children of company employees.

Gordon J. Flesch Scholarship Program Brochure

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, age, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Gordon J. Flesch Scholarship Program must:

  • Dependent* children, age 24 or under, of full-time Gordon Flesch Company, Inc. associates who have a minimum of one year employment with the company as of the application deadline date and who remain employed as of August 1.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee. Children who are considered legal dependents of the employee through a guardianship arrangement may also be eligible, provided they meet the other criteria for dependency.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the upcoming academic year. The student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher (4.0 scale) and enroll in the fall following award announcement to receive the award.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of goals and aspirations
  • 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 GFC 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.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $4,000 award. Up to 20 awards will be granted. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in late June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of GFC. Payments are made in August and December.

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.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 25, 2021 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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