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W.R. Hotchkiss Foundation Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The W.R. Hotchkiss Foundation is a unique program that is dedicated to providing scholarships to dependent children of qualifying Deluxe employees and retirees 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.

The W.R. Hotchkiss Foundation Scholarship Program is open to individuals ages 24 or under who meet the following criteria:

  • A qualifying dependent of a qualifying Deluxe* employee or retiree. For this purpose, a qualifying dependent means:
    • A biological or adopted child, a legal ward, or stepchild of a qualifying Deluxe employee or retiree; OR
    • A biological or adopted child, a legal ward, or stepchild of a recognized domestic partner of a qualifying Deluxe employee or retiree. A domestic partner must be recognized by Deluxe corporation’s benefits office. If the relationship is not currently recognized in this manner, supporting documentation will be required.
  • A high school senior who will graduate no later than June 2024 or a current postsecondary undergraduate in their first three years of undergraduate studies.
  • Planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

*Deluxe means Deluxe Corporation and its affiliates and subsidiaries, as identified by W.R. Hotchkiss Foundation.

Be sure to read Program Information for more details on Program Eligibility.

Program Information in French

Program Information in Spanish

Program Frequently Asked Questions

Award Amounts

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a an award ranging from $10,000 to $15,000. Recipients attending service academies will receive a one-time $2,000 honorarium.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until the course of study is completed, terminated, or exceeds four years.  Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by W.R. Hotchkiss Foundation.

Awards are for full-time undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic performance and future potential
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances/overcoming obstacles
  • An online recommendation

Financial need will be considered based upon the family’s ability to contribute to school costs. Recipients who do not demonstrate financial need, or whose parents choose not to supply the requested financial information, will receive the minimum award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of W.R. Hotchkiss Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

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 will be notified in April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of W.R. Hotchkiss Foundation. Payment is made in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document(s):

  1. Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.
  2. English translations for all non-English documents, if applicable.

    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 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 February 5, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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