Southwest Research Institute has established the Martin Goland Scholarship to assist employees’ children who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college programs. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited two-or four-year college or university of the student’s choice and may be renewed based on maintaining eligibility and academic performance. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected characteristic.
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.
Applicants to the Martin Goland Scholarship Program must be:
Children of Institute officers and children of families with a previous Martin Goland Scholarship recipient are not eligible to apply.
*Dependent children are defined as children or step-children who qualify for benefits provided by Southwest Research Institute.
Up to two (2) new awards of $5,000 will be granted each year.
Initial awards for the first year of study may be renewed for up to three additional consecutive academic years or until a bachelor’s degree (or associates degree) is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon continuing to maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in a full-time course of study. Renewal is also contingent on continuation of the program and the discretion of Southwest Research Institute.
Breaks in a full-time course of study may result in a reduction or revocation of a renewal award; requests for exceptions must be submitted to Scholarship America 60 days in advance and in writing. Students may transfer to another eligible accredited institution without penalty or losing their award.
Recipients choosing to attend one of the US service academies will only receive scholarship awards for their first year and will not have the option of scholarship renewal.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Applicants will be notified in May of each calendar year.
Payment of Scholarships
Payments are made in one installment in early August. Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Southwest Research Institute. Checks are mailed to each recipient’s home address and are made payable to the school for the student’s account.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need will not be considered.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Southwest Research Institute play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final. Not all applicants to the program will receive a scholarship award because the number of applicants usually exceeds the number of available scholarships.
Southwest Research Institute reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.
Questions? Contact us:
Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the Martin Goland Scholarship Program
Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:
Martin Goland Scholarship Program
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082