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Macerich Dependent Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

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 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. 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.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates (including earning a GED certificate) or current postsecondary undergraduates.
  • 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.



If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $4,000 award.

Awards are not renewable. Previous recipients are not eligible to reapply.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

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:

  • 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 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:

  • 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.

    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 an official copy of those test scores 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 March 6, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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