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Allen F. Hill Memorial Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

IRI has established a scholarship program to assist employees’ children who plan to continue their education in college. This scholarship may be renewed up to 3 years for full-time study at an accredited four-year institution of the student’s choice.

The 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 at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Allen F. Hill Memorial Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent children of full-time IRI employees* who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Children of employees level 1-5 are not eligible to apply.
  • High school seniors who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Students who have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Up to two (2) awards will be granted each year. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years. Students may transition to graduate study during the term of the award. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study, continued parental employment and continuation of the program by IRI.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.

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, statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation. Financial need is not considered.

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


Applicants will be notified by late July. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes Allen F. Hill Memorial scholarship payments on behalf of IRI. Payment is made in mid August. Checks are mailed to each recipient’s home address and are made payable to the school for the student.

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.

The online application closes on June 6, 2022 3:00 pm CT.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than June 9, 2022 3:00 pm CT.

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

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