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Link-Belt Cranes Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: February 1, 2023 3:00 pm CT

Link-Belt Cranes has established a scholarship program to assist children of 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 scholarships 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.

Applicants to the Link-Belt Cranes Scholarship Program must:

  • Be children* (ages 23 and younger) of full‑time salaried and non-union hourly Link-Belt Cranes employees who have a minimum of one (1) year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Children are defined as natural, adopted, and stepchildren, or wards of the employee.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll 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.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Children of officers of the company are not eligible to participate in the program.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award of $750 or $1,500. To receive a $1,500 award, recipients must demonstrate financial need of $1,500 or greater; recipients who do not demonstrate this need will receive a $750 award.

Awards may be renewed for up to one additional year or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance (cumulative 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale) and continued parental employment.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Any unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation.

Financial need is considered when determining the amount of the award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Link-Belt Crane play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients and all applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Previous recipients may reapply to the program every other year provided they meet eligibility requirements.


All applicants will be notified in April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Link-Belt Crane. Payments are made in August and December.

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.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 6, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

Link-Belt Cranes has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!