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 $41,200 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. Eligibility for individual programs is determined by the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Intuit Scholarship Program must be:
Financial need will be considered in determining the amount of the award. Awards will range from $5,150 to $10,300 per year. Applicants who show no financial need or choose not to complete the financial section will be eligible to receive the minimum award of $5,150 per year. We strongly encourage all applicants to complete the financial section of the application before submitting, as Scholarship America cannot accept this information at a later date.
Awards can be used for full-time study at a private secondary school or at an accredited 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. Students currently enrolled in their first year of college may renew their award by maintaining a 2.7 cumulative grade point average. 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.
Applicants will be notified in late March. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Scholarship recipients are selected based on past academic performance, leadership and participation in school and community activities, paid work and entrepreneurial experience, home responsibilities, a “go-getter” statement describing a personal achievement, an optional statement of personal circumstances/hardships, and 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 do the sponsors play a part in the selection process. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the sponsors. 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:
Note: Submission of SAT/ACT scores is optional for this program. If you are a U.S. student providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload an official copy of those test scores separately.
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 11, 2022 3:00 pm CT.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.