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 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.
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.
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.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
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.
As part of your application, applicants must upload the following:For U.S. applicants
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 a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
For non-U.S. applicants
Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf by February 22, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.