Scott D. Cook and H. Signe Ostby have established a scholarship program to assist employees’ children who plan to continue education in private secondary school, private or public college, or vocational-technical programs. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. Eligible students can qualify for up to $40,000 in total scholarship funding over four years.
The sponsors’ intent is to award scholarships to applicants who have demonstrated that they are “go-getters,” who take whatever situation they are dealt and make a real difference. They make the best of whatever circumstances they face because of their personal leadership, drive, determination, and organization skills.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Intuit Scholarship Program must be:
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Financial need will be considered in determining the amount of the award. Need-based awards will range from $5,000 to $10,000 per year. Applicants who show no need or choose not to complete the financial section will be eligible to receive an award at the lowest amount, or $5,000 per year.
Awards can be used for study at an accredited secondary, post-secondary, or vocational-technical institution of the student’s choice and are intended to pay for tuition, fees, books and supplies, and required equipment.
Awards are renewable up to three times or until graduation, whichever occurs first, by maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Recipients of private secondary awards must reapply for post-secondary or vocational-technical awards.
Applicants may receive an award from both the Intuit Scholarship Program and the George A. Hansen Scholarship Program in the same year.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of past academic performance, leadership and contribution to school and community activities, paid work, home responsibilities, and entrepreneurial experience, a statement of career and educational goals and aspirations, and a description of a personal achievement.
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 do the sponsors, Scott D. Cook or H. Signe Ostby, play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified in April. 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 sponsors, Scott D. Cook and H. Signe Ostby. Payment is made in August. Checks are mailed to each recipient’s home address and are made payable to the school selected by the student.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.