Macerich has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school 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 to the Macerich Dependent Scholarship Program must be:
Children of employees at the Vice President level and above are ineligible to apply.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $1,500 to $3,000. Recipients who are attending a two-year college or vocational-technical school will be eligible to receive awards in the amount of $1,500. Recipients who are attending a four-year college or university will be eligible to receive awards in the amount of $3,000.
Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Awards are for undergraduate study only. One award per family per academic year.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Macerich. Payments are made in one installment in early August.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of consideration of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, statement of careers and educational goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances and an online recommendation. Financial need will not be considered. In event of tie-breaker preference is given to new applicants.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Macerich play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified in April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 4, 2021 3:00 pm.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.
Scholarship America offers two one-hour phone sessions to assist you and your student in completing the FAFSA (or California Dream Act application for California residents), and/or review of any college financial aid offers your student has received. Scholarship America’s service is designed to provide support and resources to complete the financial aid process, and increase your awareness of general financial aid requirements. The assistance provided does not guarantee the receipt of any grant or scholarship aid. Information shared by the employee and family during the sessions will be kept confidential by Scholarship America.
Click the link below to access the Financial Aid Counseling Application