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Kaiser Aluminum Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: January 28, 2020 3:00 pm CT

Kaiser Aluminum has established a scholarship program to assist employees of Kaiser Aluminum and children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or university programs.

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 of the Kaiser Aluminum Scholarship Program must be:

  • Full-time or part-time employees of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation and its affiliates who have a minimum of two (2) continuous years of employment as of the application deadline date,
    OR
    Children, ages 17-24, of full-time or part-time employees who have a minimum of two (2) years of employment with the company as of the application deadline date
  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year

Award information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $1,000 to $5,000
  • Awards are contingent on continued employment of the applicant or parent, as applicable, and may be renewed up to three additional years or until a degree is earned, whichever occurs first
  • Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by Kaiser Aluminum
  • Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study

Notification

Applicants will be notified in late March. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students not receiving an award may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Kaiser Aluminum. Payments are made in equal installments on August 1 and December 15.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Honors
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An outside recommendation

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

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

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

  1. Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken
  2. If necessary, a separate completed Financial Data Form

Also as part of your application, an online recommendation must be submitted on your behalf by 3:00 p.m. CT on January 31, 2020.

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

Kaiser Aluminum has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!