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Andy Grove Scholarship for Intel Employees' Children
Deadline to apply: January 16, 2020 1:00 pm Pacific Time
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Intel continually invests in the education and personal development of employees and their families. The Andy Grove Scholarship for Intel Employees’ Children will help children of employees further their education via a competitive scholarship program that will help contribute toward the cost of post-high school (post upper secondary school) studies at accredited universities or institutions. Scholarships will be made available through the Intel Foundation.

The program is administered by Scholarship America, the largest U.S. designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Direct all questions to Scholarship America at intel@scholarshipamerica.org.

Eligibility for U.S. Applicants

Applicants must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 24 and under, of eligible** full-time or part-time Intel employees in the United States.
  • Be high school seniors or high school graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in undergraduate studies at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the upcoming academic year
  • Enrolled at least 9 credits per term

Eligibility for International (non-U.S.) Applicants

Applicants must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 26 and under, of eligible** full-time or part-time Intel employees from the following countries:
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Bangladesh
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • China
    • Costa Rica
    • Egypt
    • Germany
    • Hong Kong
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Ireland
    • Israel
    • Japan
    • Malaysia
    • Mexico
    • Pakistan
    • Phillipines
    • Poland
    • Singapore
    • South Korea
    • Sri Lanka
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • United Kingdom
    • Vietnam
  • Students in their final year of upper secondary school or secondary school graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled full-time in accredited or bona fide*** college, university, polytechnic, vocational or trade school studies. Students must plan to enroll for the upcoming academic year.
    ***Postsecondary institutions outside of the U.S. are considered bona fide if they have a student population, a defined curriculum, faculty, and a campus.
  • Enrolled at least 9 credits per term
  • Eligible to receive funding through the Office of Foreign Assets Control

*Dependent children are defined as:

  • Birth children or adopted children of an eligible employee
  • Children of a same sex domestic partner
  • Children of a common law marriage or opposite sex domestic partnership
  • Stepchildren who live with an eligible employee
  • Children who live permanently with an eligible employee, depend solely on that employee for support, and for whom the employee or his/her spouse is the permanent legal guardian

**Eligible employees are defined as:

  • An Intel active blue-badge general full-time (GFT) or part-time employee (PTE) who is directly paid by Intel at the time of award announcement (e.g., the date notification letters are sent to applicants).
  • An Intel retired blue-badge GFT or PTE who met Intel’s retirement eligible criteria and has retired directly from Intel.
  • An Intel blue-badge GFT or PTE paid directly by Intel, who died while in active service for Intel or after retiring directly from Intel.
  • Note: Those who are not eligible include:

  • Intel Contract Employees (ICE), interns, students and green badge contingent workers.
  • Children of employees who are corporate officers, vice presidents (executive, senior or appointed), fellows and members of the board of directors for Intel Corporation or Intel Foundation.

Award information:

Award amounts are based on the country/site from which the employee is receiving pay and the type of college/post-secondary institution the student will attend. All contributing factors will be evaluated and awards adjusted on a case-by-case basis.

In 2020, approximately $1,364,000 (USD) in scholarships will be granted in participating countries/sites. Due to regulations governing scholarship programs sponsored by foundations, no more than 25% of the total number of applicants may receive awards.

The Andy Grove Scholarship for Intel Employees’ Children is now available in the following countries/sites:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Egypt
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Pakistan
  • Phillipines
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

In Group A countries/sites (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States), the awards are:

  • Up to $1,500 USD for enrollment in a 2-year or vocational-technical postsecondary school
  • Up to $4,000 USD for enrollment in a 4-year undergraduate program
  • Not to exceed the educational program’s cumulative cost of tuition, fees, books and education-related supplies

In Group B countries/sites (Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam), the awards are:

  • Up to $1,050 USD for enrollment in a polytechnic or vocational-technical postsecondary school
  • Up to $2,800 USD for enrollment in a 4-year undergraduate program
  • Not to exceed the educational program’s cumulative cost of tuition, fees, books and education-related supplies

When the amounts above exceed the cost of tuition, books and fees for the academic year the scholarship is awarded, the amount will be reduced so as not to exceed the eligible expenses. Costs are validated by Scholarship America with the student upon receipt of the award.

  • All awards will be paid in U.S. Dollars
  • Awards are one-time only
  • Recipients of the Andy Grove Scholarship for Intel Employees’ Children may not apply again
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations and unusual personal or family circumstances. Financial need will also be considered. Students will be evaluated within the pool of applicants from the work country/site from which the Intel employee receives their salary.

The first 50% of awards will be granted to recipients based on the student’s achievement. This includes academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations and unusual personal or family circumstances. The next 50% of awards will be based on a combination of achievement and financial need. Financial need must be demonstrated by the information provided on the application to be selected as a recipient in the second 50% grouping. Applicants who do not provide financial information will not be considered for a need-based award as described above.

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

Notification

All applicants will be notified in April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Applicants who are not selected as recipients may reapply to the program as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.

Payment of Scholarships

Recipients within Canada, India and the United States

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on August 1, 2020, on behalf of Intel. Award payments to U.S. recipients will be made payable to the school and mailed to the student’s home address.

Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books and education-related supplies only. Awards cannot be used for room, board, living expenses, or a computer.

Recipients outside Canada, India or the United States

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments in late August and September on behalf of Intel. Award payments to recipients will be payable either to the school or to the student based on requirements of the specific country/site. Requests for alternative payment must be sent to Scholarship America in writing and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Funds will be delivered by mail or wire transfer.

Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books and education-related supplies only. Awards cannot be used for room, board, living expenses, or a computer.

Obligations

Recipients are also required to notify Scholarship America of any change in address, school enrollment or other relevant information and to send a complete transcript when requested.

Recipients within Canada, India or the United States

Recipients must complete and submit a signed Scholarship Acceptance Form before funds can be processed. The form will be provided to recipients with their award notification letters.

Recipients outside Canada, India or the United States

Recipients must complete and submit a signed Scholarship Acceptance Form, an Enrollment/Cost Verification Form and a Wire Transfer Form (if payment will be wired) before award funds can be processed. The forms will be provided to recipients with their award notification letters.

Application Procedure

Supporting documents are required to complete the application. Supporting documents must be submitted in English. Written communication from Scholarship America will arrive via post mail or email. Be sure that the email address provided are correct and up-to-date.

Start by clicking Apply Now at the bottom of this page. You will need to register with a username and password to create your application account on the Hub. During the application process, you will be able to leave the site by clicking on the Log Out tab located on top right. To return, you must enter your username and password.

The application and required supporting documents must be submitted electronically by 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time on January 16, 2020.

You may wish to gather the following information that will be needed for the application process:

  • Information about the eligible Intel employee parent/guardian, including WWID #, work location and email address
  • List of your work experience and involvement in school and community activities
  • Copy of your complete transcript of grades/academic record
  • Intel employee parent/guardian’s financial information (as shared below, half of the awards are based on achievement and financial need, so this is strongly recommended to include)

Carefully review your application before you submit it. We recommend that you print a hard copy of your application to retain for your records. Printed copies of the online application form should not be sent to Scholarship America. All application pages with required fields must be completed in the format described in order to submit the application. Standard capitalization must be used when entering data (example:Jill Smith, not jill smith or JILL SMITH). Once the application is submitted, no revisions can be made and your application account will expire.

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

For U.S. applicants

  • 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.
    • Students currently or previously enrolled in college or vocational-technical school must include all college or vocational-technical transcripts of grades from each school attended.
    • High school seniors and students who have completed less than one full quarter or semester of college or vocational-technical education must include a high school transcript of grades.

For non-U.S. applicants

  1. English translations for all non-English documents
  2. Clear scans of the following educational documents:
    • Students currently or previously enrolled in university must include:
      1. Academic record (transcript of grades) for all university course work completed, and
      2. Secondary school credential/diploma/certificate.
    • Current (upper) secondary school students and students who have completed less than one year of higher education (university) must include:
      1. Academic record (transcript of grades) for all higher education course work completed, and
      2. Results of academic examinations (if available).

Print your name in the upper left corner of all scanned supporting documents. Print your name exactly as you entered it on your application form.

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

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. The Andy Grove Scholarship for Intel Employees’ Children is a competitive award. It is important to complete each section to the best of your ability. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America.

There is no appeal process for late or incomplete applications.

Tax Information

Each country/site has different tax laws; all recipients are responsible for checking with their local tax authority as to the taxability of the award.

For Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, the United States, and Vietnam

Awards are generally not considered taxable because this is a competitive scholarship program and not an employee benefit. For all other countries please refer to the taxability matrix for guidance. Specific country processing information is listed below.

For Argentina, Egypt, Germany, Ireland, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom Only

Due to taxation laws, scholarships awarded to children of Intel employees will be considered a benefit and therefore taxable. Tax payments will be made in the pay slip of the employee whose daughter/son was awarded a scholarship. Taxation will be processed after the scholarship is awarded according to local taxation rules.

For Australia Only

Due to taxation laws, scholarships award to children of Intel employees will be considered a benefit and therefore taxable as a Fringe Benefit. Tax payments will be made by Intel.

For Canada Only

The scholarship award is not considered a taxable benefit to the employee, hence there will be no tax withholding on the scholarship award in Canada. Instead, the scholarship award will be reported on a T4A slip for the employee’s awarded dependent/student. Scholarship Management Services, the program administrator, will issue a T4A slip to the awarded recipient, the employee’s dependent/student, in January for tax purposes. It is the responsibility of the award recipient to report the income on his or her income and benefit tax return, and consult with a tax advisor to determine full taxability.

For Israel Only

Due to taxation laws, scholarships awarded to children of Intel employees in Israel will be considered a benefit and therefore taxable. Tax payments will be made in the pay slip of the employee whose daughter/son was awarded a scholarship. Taxation is made in the pay slip of the month following the month in which the scholarship was awarded. Example: If award will be received in August the tax will be deducted in the September pay slip. For questions regarding taxation or payroll deductions, please contact your Intel payroll processor.

For Philippines, Korea, Thailand Only

There will be no tax withholding on the scholarship award in the Philippines, Korea and Thailand. It is the responsibility of the employee to file their own personal tax return with payment of tax made direct to the tax authority.

For Japan Only

There will be no tax withholding on the scholarship award in Japan. IJKK payroll will not deduct any tax from the employee’s paycheck. However, it is the responsibility of the employee to file their own personal tax return with payment of tax made direct to the tax authority. Find more information on tax withholding implications.

For Poland Only

There will be no tax withholding on the scholarship award in Poland. The scholarship payments are made to the dependent and will be considered the student’s personal income. It is the responsibility of the award recipient to report the income on his or her income and file according to local taxation rules.

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