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Graco Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: March 15, 2020 11:59 pm CT

As today’s students enter our workforce, they are facing new challenges and opportunities never before imaginable. At Graco, we recognize the contributions of these students and the important role that education plays in their development.  We believe that education is the key to success.  The Graco Scholarship Program gives us an opportunity to invest in the education of employees’ children around the world.  As our children grow and use their knowledge to continually improve our society, it is easy to see that this is a wise investment.

The Graco Scholarship Program is funded by the Graco Foundation and 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.

Applicants to the Graco Scholarship Program must be:

  • Biological, step- or legally-adopted children, age 25 or under, of all regular Graco and subsidiary company employees worldwide or part-time employees who work at least twenty hours per week. The parent employee must be employed at the time the initial award is announced.
  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates or graduates, who plan to enroll in full-time* undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
    *Full-time study is defined as full-time enrollment (12 credits) for the entire upcoming academic year.

Award Amounts

Three (3) awards of $7,500 each will be designated Graco Excellence scholarships. Preference will be given to recipients with greatest financial need.

Graco Merit scholarships will range from $3,500 to $5,000 each. Financial need will be considered in determining the size of the award; however, qualified students demonstrating no financial need, or whose parents do not complete the confidential financial data section, are eligible for one-time Graco Honorarium awards of $1,500.

With the exception of the honorarium awards, all Graco scholarships may be renewed for up to three additional years on the basis of satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by the Graco Foundation.

Awards may be used for undergraduate or graduate study. A student may receive a Graco award for a maximum of four years.

Recipients may receive only one award in a year.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of past academic performance, school and community activities, work experience, career and educational aspirations and goals, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal.

Financial need will be considered in determining the size of the award. Recipients demonstrating no financial need, or whose parents do not complete the confidential financial data section, are eligible to receive a minimum award only. Qualified international applicants will be evaluated separately and be awarded up to approximately 25% of awards.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Graco Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Graco Foundation. Payments are made in equal installments in August and December.

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

  1. 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.
  2. International Applicants must provide secondary school credentials/diploma/certificate, if earned, and results of examinations. English translations must be provided for all non-English documents.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.

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

Graco Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!