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Kawaja Mason Core Values Scholarship
Application status: Closed

IFS Coatings, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist children or grandchildren of domestic employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

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 Kawaja Mason Core Values Scholarship must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a full time IFS Coatings, Inc employee planning to enroll or already enrolled in a education program at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, graduate school, or vocational technical school.


  • Be dependent* children or grandchildren of full‑time IFS Coatings, Inc. (domestic) employees who have a minimum of 1 year employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.


  • Be high school seniors or graduates or current college undergraduates or graduate students
  • Plan to enroll in fulltime undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.

Employee officers, children/grandchildren of officers are ineligible.

Selection of Finalists and Recipients

Scholarship America selects finalists on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals, any unusual personal or family circumstances and an online recommendation. An essay will be included on the application but reviewed by the Sponsor only.

Financial need will not be considered.

Once finalists are selected, a committee established by IFS Coatings, Inc. will review finalist applications, and select recipients.

Not all applicants to the program will be selected as finalists or recipients. All applicants agree to accept decisions as final.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award.

Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility

Awards are for undergraduate or graduate study.


All applicants will be notified in July.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of IFS Coatings, Inc. Payment is made in August. Checks are made payable to the school and sent directly to the recipient’s home address.


Recipients will be sent a Quick Start Guide via email to register for the WhichWay app. Access to the following modules will be granted for a one-year cycle:

• Understanding Basics of Budgeting
• Achieving Goals
• Creating and Maintaining a Budget
• Paying for College
• Understanding Credit
• Obtaining Credit
• Applying for Financial Aid
• Managing Credit Cards
• Managing Student Loans While in School
• Managing Debt
• Repaying Student Loans

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.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 28, 2021 3:00 pm.

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

IFS Coatings, Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!