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Main Street Capital Corporation Scholarship
Deadline to apply: May 13, 2021 3:00 pm CT

Main Street Capital Corporation has established a scholarship program for Main Street Capital Corporation and a select group of Main Street Capital Corporation’s portfolio companies, to assist those employees’ children 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 scholarship, tuition assistance, 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 for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Main Street Capital Corporation Scholarship must:

  • Be dependent* children, age 26 and under, of either full-time Main Street Capital Corporation employees, or full-time employees of these select portfolio companies, who have a minimum of one (1) year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date. Staffing agency employees’ children and children of executive team members are ineligible to apply.
    **Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s or client’s household or primarily supported by the employee or client.
  • 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.
    **Disabled applicants may attend part-time or full-time (see definition below).
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) if applying for a four-year scholarship. No minimum grade point average is required for the two-year, community college or vocational-technical awards.

Special consideration will be given to students who meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) definition of having a disability: “A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.” Applicants with disabilities that meet the ADA definition will be required to provide medical documentation.

Special consideration will also be given to students who are first-generation college students (i.e. neither parent continued their education beyond high school).

The authorized distribution for new awards will be up to $75,000 as follows:

  • Five (5) awards of $2,000 each will be granted for two-year, community college or vocational-technical study.
  • Thirteen (13) awards of $5,000 each will be granted for four-year study.

Awards are renewable for a second year in the case of two-year programs, and up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned for four-year programs, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance. A two-year recipient may be considered for an additional two-year award if they transfer to a four-year college; however, they would need to reapply and renewal does not automatically occur.

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, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need is not considered.Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Main Street Capital Corporation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.Notification
Applicants will be notified in June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Main Street Capital Corporation. Payments are made in equal installments in early August.

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.
  • Medical documentation of your disability (if applicable).

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 18, 2021 3:00 pm.

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

Main Street Capital Corporation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!