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The John Jamison Iron Mountain Education Fund
Deadline to apply: July 31, 2020 3:00 pm CT
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The John Jamison Iron Mountain Education Fund was established and funded by Iron Mountain shareholders, directors, and key managers to encourage and recognize academic excellence,
and to assist employees in meeting the costs of their children’s pursuit of academic advancement or vocational education.

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 John Jamison Iron Mountain Education Fund must meet the following requirements:

  • Dependent* children, up to age 24, of full‐time Iron Mountain Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, New Zealand, and United States employees at the Director level (Job Grade 13) and below who have been employed with the company for a minimum of 12 consecutive months as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural or legally adopted children or dependent stepchildren primarily supported by the employee (the employee provides more than 1/2 of the child’s total support during the calendar year.)
  • Children of deceased employees are also eligible if the full‐time employee was classified as Director level (Job Grade 13) or below at the time of death.
  • High school/secondary school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll, or students who are already enrolled, in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
Awards
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record and financial need. Applicants must also have demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, and a description of how life experiences have shaped who they are today.

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

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients
Scholarship awards of $2,000 (USD) will be awarded to selected applicants. The academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are encouraged and scholarship awards of $4,000 (USD) will be awarded to recipients who declare a major in the following areas of study:

  • Biological sciences (excluding medicine and other clinical fields);
  • Physical sciences (including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and materials science);
  • Mathematical sciences;
  • Computer and information sciences;
  • Geosciences;
  • Engineering; and
  • Technology areas associated with the preceding disciplines (for example, biotechnology, chemical technology, engineering technology, information technology, etc.)

The number of scholarships will vary based on the funds available per year.

Awards are nonrenewable.

Receiving a nonrenewable award does not disqualify the recipient from applying in future years provided the applicant continues to meet eligibility requirements.

Notification
Applicants will be notified in September. 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, issued in U.S. currency, on behalf of Iron Mountain. Payments are made in one installment in late September or upon verification of enrollment. Scholarship America mails scholarship checks (payable to the educational institution) to student recipients. Wire transfers are available for students outside the United States.

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. In the event that a student is unable to obtain a transcript due to COVID-19 related school closings, the student may upload a note of explanation in place of the transcript. A transcript will be required at a later date, if the student is selected as a recipient.
  • Upper secondary school diploma or certificate, if earned (international applicants only).

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

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