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Mike and Tami Hoffman Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Mike and Tami Hoffman have established a scholarship program to assist active, full-time Toro employees or their dependent children 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 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.

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Applicants to the Mike and Tami Hoffman Scholarship Program must be:

  • Active, full-time TCC employees or dependent* children of active, full-time employees of The Toro Company worldwide who have a minimum of two (2) years of employment as of the application deadline.
  • High school seniors or final year upper secondary school students, high school/upper secondary graduates or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time or part-time (minimum 6 credit hours) undergraduate study at a non-profit, accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

*Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $2,000 to $4,000.

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 or part-time course of study, parent’s ongoing employment at The Toro Company, and continuation of the program by the Toro Company and Mike and Tami Hoffman.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

A student may only receive one award from any scholarship affiliated with The Toro Company.


Applicants will be notified in April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Mike and Tami Hoffman. Payments are made in one installment in early August. Award payments to international students will be issued by wire transfer in September.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic performance record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • Online recommendation

Financial need will be considered and recipient must demonstrate financial need.

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.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance do Mike and Tami Hoffman or any officer or employee of The Toro Company play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Mike and Tami Hoffman reserve the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.

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 an official copy of those test scores 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 February 6, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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