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Ingredion Educational Foundation Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: June 26, 2024 3:00 pm U.S. Central Time

Ingredion Incorporated has established a scholarship program to assist a limited number of employees’ children who plan to continue education in college, university or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

The Board of Directors of the Ingredion Educational Foundation has appointed a Selection Committee, and each year the Board will determine the aggregate amount to be distributed for new and renewal scholarship grants during the next academic year. It is contemplated that this aggregate amount will satisfy or exceed the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code concerning the distribution of income.

The Selection Committee shall be comprised of individuals who are independent of Ingredion Incorporated and its subsidiaries and the Ingredion Educational Foundation. No member of the Selection Committee shall be a director, officer, employee, or former employee, or a close relative of a director, officer, employee, or former employee of Ingredion Incorporated and its subsidiaries or the Ingredion Educational Foundation.

The Ingredion Educational Foundation has selected Scholarship America® to administer and serve as the Selection Committee for the Foundation. Scholarship America is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.

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Applicants to the Ingredion Educational Foundation Scholarship Program must:

  • Be dependent* children, age 23 and under, of active and full-time Ingredion Incorporated employees who have a minimum of one year of employment with Ingredion Incorporated and its subsidiaries as of the application deadline date. Applicants who have received a scholarship from this Program prior to the start of this current Program cycle shall not be required to meet eligibility requirements concerning any employment with the Sponsor.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural or legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.

U.S. students

  • Be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

International and Canadian students

  • 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. International applicants must be able to start university by fall 2024. (Southern Hemisphere applicants must be able to start university by early 2025.) Part-time employees may be eligible for the scholarship depending on local laws and regulations applicable to the part-time employee. Part-time employees should consult their local HR representative for eligibility information.

Children of members of the Board of Directors or elected officers of either the Ingredion Educational Foundation or Ingredion Incorporated are ineligible.

Award Information:

  • Award ranges will be determined yearly based on total fund distribution and applicant pool.
  • Financial need will be considered when determining individual award amounts.
  • Potential recipients who demonstrate no need, as determined by Scholarship America, may be eligible to receive a the minimum award amount.
  • 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 satisfactory academic performance in a full-time undergraduate course of study and continuation of the program by the Ingredion Educational Foundation.

Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Honors
  • Work experience
  • Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Once scholarship recipients are selected, financial data is reviewed to determine the amount of each award.

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


Applicants will be notified in late July. 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 the Ingredion Educational Foundation. Payments are made in one installment. For recipients attending school within the U.S. and Canada, the individual scholarship checks are mailed in mid-August and are made payable to the college/university (U.S. Currency), but mailed to the recipient’s home address. For recipients attending university outside of the U.S. and Canada, the funds will be sent via wire transfer in September.

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

  • A 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.

Due to differences in educational systems, applicants from countries other than the U.S. and Canada must provide the following materials:

  • English translations for all non-English documents.
  • Clear photocopies of the following educational documents must be sent with the application:
    1. Students currently or previously enrolled in an institution of higher education (university) must include the following documents:
      • Academic record (transcript of grades) for all higher education course work completed, and
      • Upper secondary school credential/diploma/certificate.
    2. Current upper secondary school students and students who have completed less than one year of higher education (university) must include the following documents:
      • Academic record (transcript of grades) for all upper secondary education course work completed during the past three years, and
      • Results of academic examinations.

    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 July 1, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub.

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