Mars, Incorporated has established a scholarship program to assist associates’ children who plan to continue their education in eligible college or vocational school programs. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited four-year institution leading to a degree in the sciences, engineering, accounting, economics or business, a two-year community college or vocational school leading to a degree in the manufacturing industry, or an approved veterinary technician school.
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, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to The Mars Scholarship Program must be:
Any major not listed above is ineligible for the program.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $1,500 to $7,500. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a degree, certificate or diploma is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study in an approved major, continued employment of the student’s parent at Mars, Incorporated, and continuation of the program by Mars, Incorporated.
Deceased and retired associates’ children may remain in the program based upon satisfactory academic performance in an approved major.
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, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.
Once scholarship recipients are selected, financial data is reviewed to determine the amount of each award, ranging from $1,500 to $7,500. Recipients whose parents choose not to supply the requested financial information will be eligible to receive a minimum award only. Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or associate of Mars, Incorporated 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. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Mars, Incorporated. Payments are made in one installment in early August.
For U.S. applicants
For non-U.S. applicants
Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf by February 23, 2021 3:00 pm.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.