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Hexcel Foundation Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Hexcel Foundation Scholarship Program has been established to assist children of Hexcel employees who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college and vocational programs. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at any accredited post-secondary institution of the student’s choice.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships 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. The program is bound and administered according to IRS Revenue Procedure 76-47.

Applicants to the Hexcel Foundation Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependents*, age 25 or under, of active, full-time Hexcel employees who have at least six months of service with the company as of the application deadline
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll, or students who are already enrolled, in a full-time course of study at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school
  • Not currently receiving a scholarship funded by the Hexcel Foundation


Awards will be distributed as follows:

  • Up to twelve (12) $2,000 Scholarships
  • A $3,000 Frank Wimer Memorial Scholarship (Engineering Student)
  • A $5,000 John Lee Memorial Scholarship (Highest Ranking Student)

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 in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by Hexcel Foundation. Awards to military academy appointees are for the first year only. Recipients may receive only one Hexcel Foundation sponsored scholarship.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in early June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Hexcel Foundation. Payment is made in mid-August.

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 educational and career goals and objectives
  • 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 Hexcel Foundation 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.

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.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 25, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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

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