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Horace Mann Employee College Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: December 2, 2019 11:59 pm CT

Horace Mann has established a scholarship program to assist employees who plan to continue their education in job-related coursework or a business-related degree program. Scholarships are offered each year for study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This scholarship 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 to the Horace Mann Employee College Scholarship Program must be:

  • Be full-time active Horace Mann employees who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date, and
  • Plan to enroll in undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university for at least one term during the 2020 calendar year. Courses must be directly related to current job or an elective or required course toward a business-related degree program. Courses must earn college credit.

Awards of up to $5,000 each will be granted. Awards are not to exceed tuition, books and eligible fees for eligible coursework.

Each recipient must remain an active full-time employee of the company in good standing at the time of award distribution upon completion of the course(s) with a “C” grade or better; and submission of a legible copy of grades and eligible expenses substantiating the full scholarship payment by January 15 of the following year. If these conditions are not met, recipients must repay their award to Horace Mann. Complete details and an agreement form will be provided to recipients in their acceptance package.

Recipients may elect to have the award distributed over three, two or one term(s). The college is not allowed to hold funds for coursework beginning after 12/31/20. Recipients who do not use any of the award may not be eligible to apply the following year.

Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. At the sole discretion of Horace Mann, the highest two ranked applicants may be given the option to renew the scholarship award up to three (3) consecutive years or until the career maximum of $20,000 in scholarship awards is reached, whichever occurs first.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.

Awards are for undergraduate study only and are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, employment history, Horace Mann manager certification and a statement of career goals and objectives. Financial need is not considered.

Scholarship America will rank eligible applications. Horace Mann will determine distribution based on Scholarship America’s ranking and available funds. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Applicants will be notified via email in December. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Horace Mann. The award may be distributed over three, two or one term(s). The college is not allowed to hold funds for coursework beginning after 12/31/20.

Privacy Policy

Participation in the Horace Mann Employee College Scholarship Program is voluntary. By submitting the Horace Mann Employee College Scholarship Program application, you are agreeing to share your financial and personal identifiable information with Scholarship America, a third party, which administers this program on behalf of the Horace Mann.

The scholarship application is confidential and will not be shared with Horace Mann – except when needed for servicing purposes (e.g., confirmation of employment, to assist with eligibility, communication, etc.), or as required by law. Personally identifiable information (e.g. employee name, employee id, employee email, dependent child’s home address, email address, date of birth, etc.) will not be shared with another third-party except for servicing the scholarship (e.g. scholarship recipient checks or status of the scholarship recipient at their university, etc.).

The scholarship application becomes the property of Scholarship America. Non-recipient applications are maintained for one year and then destroyed. Scholarship recipient applications are maintained for the award period plus one additional year, and then destroyed.

Application Information

Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades to Scholarship America postmarked no later than December 2. Grade reports are not acceptable. Unofficial transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. Students who have completed less than one full term of postsecondary school should submit a high school transcript. Students who have completed the equivalent of one term or more postsecondary credits should provide transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended.

Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment is not received within three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship America to verify that their application has been received.

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete or unsigned applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America.

Application Instructions

Open the Printable Application Form (This will open in a new window)

Use the PDF fill-in-the-blank feature to complete the form:

  1. Save a copy of the form to your personal data storage device
  2. Type in your responses using the Tab key to move between fields
  3. You may save the file while in progress and return to complete or revise it later
  4. When finished, print the completed form

Applicants must print the page(s) of the application containing the Applicant Appraisal and Transcript Information sections (if part of the application) and submit to the appropriate individuals for completion (if applicable). These sections cannot be completed electronically.

Mail the completed application form (including the completed Appraisal and Transcript sections if part of the application, and any other required documents) to Scholarship America by the program’s application postmark deadline: December 2, 2019. The mailing address is on the application form.

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Questions? Contact us:

Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the Horace Mann Employee College Scholarship Program

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:

Horace Mann Employee College Scholarship Program
Scholarship America – Mike Masberg
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082