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Macerich Dependent Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: March 1, 2021 3:00 pm CT

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:

  • Dependent* children or grandchildren, age 24 and under, of full-time Macerich employees.
    *Dependent children are defined as biological, foster, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • Verbum Dei High School seniors or graduates who are currently participating in or have previously participated in the Macerich work-study program are also eligible to apply.
  • 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 (unweighted) grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Employee of award recipient must be employed at the time the dependent is notified of their selection.

Children of employees at the Vice President level and above are ineligible to apply.

 

Awards

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.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Macerich. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

Selection of Recipients

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.

Notification

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:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display the student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, as well as the term in which each course was taken.

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.

The Financial Aid Counseling service is available to the immediate families of Macerich employees only.

 

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

Financial Aid Counseling Application

Macerich has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!