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The Master Lock Company Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Master Lock Company has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees worldwide 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 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 Master Lock Company Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 24 and under, of full-time Master Lock Company employees worldwide who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline.
    * Dependent children are defined as unmarried natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • Be high school seniors/students in their final year of upper or higher secondary school, graduates, or current technical or college/university undergraduate students.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,500 award. Up to six (6) awards will be granted. If qualified applications are received, international locations will be represented among the recipients.

Awards may be renewed for up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study, continued employment of the student’s parent at The Master Lock Company, and continuation of the program by The Master Lock Company.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in July.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Master Lock Company. Payment is made in one installment. Recipients’ parents must remain employed at the time checks are issued.

Award amounts are listed in U.S. dollars (USD) and award payments will be issued in USD.

Scholarship America disburses awards payable to the school for U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico scholarship recipients. Awards are wired to all Non-U.S. scholarship recipients once proof of enrollment and wire form has been received.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic performance
  • 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 be considered. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of The Master Lock Company play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

As part of your submission, you must upload the following document(s):

  • A current, complete transcript of grades, including the most recently completed term. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours, and term in which the 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 a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

Due to differences in educational systems, applicants from countries other than the U.S. and Canada must provide the following materials:

  • English translations for all non-English documents
  • Legible photocopies of the following educational documents from the past four years:
    • Academic record (transcript of grades)
    • Secondary school credential/diploma/certificate, if earned, and
    • Results of academic examinations.

      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.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 21, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

The Master Lock Company has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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