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Great Southern Wood Preserving Employee Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc. (GSWP) has established a scholarship program to assist children of 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.

Applicants to the Great Southern Wood Perserving Employee Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be dependent* children, age 25 and under, of full-time employees of the following companies who have a minimum of one year employment with the company as of the application deadline:
      • Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.
      • Greenbush Logistics
      • Greenbush Wood Products
      • Huggin’ Molly’s
      • Ashton Lewis
      • Ocean Freight Express
      • Abbeville Fiber

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

  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates or graduate level students.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate level study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Children of Senior level and above employees are not eligible.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, students attending a two- or four-year college or university will receive a $2,500 award, and students attending a vocational-technical school will receive a $1,500 award.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

In no instance does any officer or employee of GSWP play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

All applicants will be notified by the end of June.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of GSWP. Payment is made in August.

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 also be submitted on your behalf.

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

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