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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: June 3, 2022 3:00 pm CT

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

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 race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be dependent* children of full-time Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing domestic and international employees who have a minimum of one (1) year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee
  • Be students in the final year of high school or upper secondary school or current college or university students.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited or bona fide college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic.

Awards

The authorized distribution for new awards will be up to $12,000. Up to three (3) awards of $4,000 each will be granted.

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 continued parental employment.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in July.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing. Awards will be paid in US Currency and payment is made in 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, any unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Academic evaluation of international applicants will include a review of the grade/mark average based on the grading system used in the applicant’s country and a review of the results of academic examinations.

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing play a part in the selection.

Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. 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 June 8, 2022 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!