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Huhtamaki Save the Dream Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Through Huhtamaki Save The Dream Scholarship, employees’ dependents may receive financial assistance to help support their dreams of higher education.

The 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.

Applicants to the Huhtamaki Save the Dream Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 24 and under, of full-time non-union Huhtamaki, Inc. employees** as of the application deadline date who:
    • Earn $88,000 or less in base wages/salary (not inclusive of overtime and /or bonuses), and
    • Have a minimum of three (3) years of employment with the company as of the application
      deadline date.
  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan 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.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

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

**Dependents of employees who passed away while working for Huhtamaki within the past 5 years and meet the eligibility requirements will be eligible to participate in the program.


  • Previous recipients of the Huhtamaki Save the Dream Scholarship Program do not need to reapply as this scholarship is renewable.
  • Up to 50% of eligible applicants will receive awards of $10,000 each.
  • Awards are renewable up to three years or until completion of a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent) and continued parental employment.
  • Awards are for undergraduate only.

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
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

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

Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Applicants selected as recipients will receive additional instructions to claim their award. Scholarship recipients are not eligible to recieve an education assistance award in the same year. Students may reapply to the programs each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Huhtamaki, Inc. Payments are made in two installments in early August and late December.

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

  • 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.

    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 March 22, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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