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Mid-America Apartment Communities Scholarship Program for Sons and Daughters
Deadline to apply: May 30, 2024 3:00 pm CT

Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (“MAA”) established a scholarship program to assist associates with the expense of higher education for their dependent children who plan to continue their education in college, technical school or a vocational program. Scholarships are offered each year for students enrolled in a full-time course of study at an accredited institution.

This scholarship 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 Mid-America Apartment Communities Scholarship Program for Sons and Daughters must be:

  • A dependent* child, age 17-25, of an MAA employee who has a minimum of one (1) year employment with the company as of the application deadline date.*Dependent children must meet the definition of dependent as required by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • A high school senior or graduate, or current undergraduate, who plans to enroll full-time at an accredited two-year college or vocational-technical school or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.

NOTE: The recipient’s parent must be actively employed in good standing with MAA at the time the award payment is made.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award in the amount of $1,000. Up to three (3) awards will be granted each year. One of the scholarships is designated for a student planning to attend a two-year college or vocational-technical school, provided there is a qualified candidate. In the event there is no qualified candidate, the award may be given to a student pursuing study at a four-year college or university.

Awards are not renewable. However, students who did not receive an award in the past may reapply to the program each year as long as they meet the eligibility requirements. MAA will grant a maximum of one (1) scholarship per dependent child’s lifetime and a maximum of three (3) scholarships per eligible associate’s family.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

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
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not considered.

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


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

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of MAA. Payments are made in August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  • A 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.

    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 June 4, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time .

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

Mid-America Apartments Communities, Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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