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The application program will be available in January 2020. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the 2020-2021 academic year! If you are an applicant who would like to discover more scholarship opportunities you might qualify for, please continue to the Scholarship America Hub and sign up!


HollyFrontier Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

HollyFrontier has established a scholarship program to assist dependent children of U.S. based employees and retirees who plan to continue their education in college or university.

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, age,  gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants of the HollyFrontier Scholarship Program award must be:

  • Dependent* children of full-time U.S.-based HollyFrontier employees** or retirees as of the March 1, 2019 application deadline.
  • A high school senior planning to enroll in full-time (at least 12 credit hours per semester or the equivalent) undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university 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.

**Only dependents of employees that are in job level M3/P5 and below are eligible to participate.

Up to 15 awards will be granted each year. If selected as a recipient, the student will receive:

  • A $2,000 award
  • 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 maintaining at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA on a 4.00 scale in a full-time course of study, continued employment of the dependent’s parent or retiree at HollyFrontier, and continuation of the program by HollyFrontier
  • Awards are for undergraduate study at accredited institutions only
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership, honors and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An outside appraisal
  • Financial need is not considered

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of HollyFrontier play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final. HollyFrontier Corporation reserves the right to amend, in whole or in part, at any time or from time to time, to suspend or terminate the Scholarship Program, in whole or in part, at any time or from time to time.


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

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of HollyFrontier. Awards will be paid in one installment in early August. Awards will be made payable to the institution, on behalf of the student, after verifying the parent is an active employee of HollyFrontier.

Scholarship Organizational Committee

The HollyFrontier Companies scholarship organizational committee collaborates with Scholarship America to administer the HollyFrontier Scholarship Program and is currently made up of the following individuals:

  • Suzie Vanderweide – Cheyenne
  • Lacy McHugh – Headquarters
  • Jacqueline (Ellie) Vinson – El Dorado
  • Dickie Townley – HEP
  • Cassie Flynn – Tulsa
  • Sharla Carrillo – Artesia
  • Russell Walker – Woods Cross


Deferments of scholarships are allowed on a case by case basis. A request for deferment should be sent in writing to Scholarship America.

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

  • 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

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

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

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