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The application program will be live on or after April 19, 2024. Please return then and navigate to the Scholarship America Hub to register your account and begin your application process!

Founders Scholarship Program
Live application window: April 19, 2024 through May 28, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time

This program carries on the spirit of IEWC and Cablcon founders – Ted, Harlan, and Bryan – who provided opportunities for many to reach their potential and find success. IEWC has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees, stepchildren residing with the employee, grandchildren, and spouses who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship 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 Founders Scholarship Program must:

  • Be children, stepchildren who live with the employee, or grandchildren, age 24 or under, or spouses of full-time U.S. or international IEWC employees who have a minimum of one year employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
  • U.S. Students: Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • International and Canadian students: Applicants must be students in the final year of upper secondary school or upper secondary school graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time university level studies for the entire upcoming academic year.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study, continued employment of the student’s parent, stepparent, grandparent or spouse, and continuation of the program by IEWC Holdings Corp.

Applicants may not receive more than one award.

Awards are for undergraduate or graduate study.


All applicants will be notified in late July.

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

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of IEWC Holdings Corp play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.  All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of IEWC Holdings Corp. Payment is made in early August.

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 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 May 31, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time. 

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

IEWC Holdings Corp has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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