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The Harley-Davidson Foundation Employee's Children College Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Harley-Davidson Foundation focuses on helping in three areas of the communities in which we live and work. These areas include enabling student success, community vibrancy and the healthy and sustainable neighborhoods. With student success being a primary focus, the Employee’s Children College Scholarship Program is a significant way The Foundation supports Harley-Davidson employees with the education of their children. The Foundation is offering seven scholarships to children of full- and part-time Harley-Davidson Motor Company; Harley-Davidson Dealer Systems; and Harley-Davidson Financial Services employees who are furthering their education beyond high school. The Foundation aims to help employees’ children while furthering the Company’s commitment to the community through this program.

The Harley-Davidson Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America®. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited two-year or four-year institution of the student’s choice.

Applicants must:

  • Be a dependent* child of a regular full-time or part-time Harley-Davidson employee** as of January 1, 2020 and taxpayer in the United States.*Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.**Harley-Davidson employees are defined as employees of:
    • Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, LLC and its subsidiaries
    • Harley-Davidson Dealer Systems, Inc.
    • Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries
  • Be high school seniors who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university with the intent of earning a bachelor’s degree.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Children of employees in the Senior Leader Career Band or children of Flexible/H-D Casual employees are ineligible to participate in the Program.

Award Information

Up to seven (7) awards will be granted.

  • Five (5) awards of $3,000 each will be selected from the pool of qualified applicants with primary consideration given to those who demonstrate the highest merit.
  • Two (2) awards of $2,000 each will be selected from the next highest qualified applicants who also demonstrate financial need.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance. Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Application Deadline

Your application must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. Central Time on March 13, 2020.

Selection of Recipients

The scholarship recipients will be selected with consideration of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances and an outside appraisal.

In addition to the above, financial need will be considered for the $2,000 awards only.

The selection process will not be influenced or affected by the actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, or sexual orientation of any applicant.


Scholarship America will notify all applicants in early May of 2020. Recipients will receive a letter and non-recipients will be emailed. All applicants agree to accept the decisions as final.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Harley-Davidson Foundation. Payment is made in one installment in early August.

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

  1. High school transcript of grades. Grade reports are not acceptable. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. Include the grading scale.
  2. Copy of the official Standardized Test Score results submitted on application (if not on transcript)
  3. Supplemental Financial Data Form (if necessary)

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

We highly recommend you request and collect these required parts of your application as soon as possible. Do not wait until the end of the application period. Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Harley-Davidson has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!