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A.F. and H.G. McNeely Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

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The A.F. and H.G. McNeely Scholarship Program is underwritten by the McNeely Foundation and is dedicated to encouraging and helping in part to make possible the further education of qualified Meritex Company employees’ children and grandchildren as selected by independent professionals.

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 must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be children or grandchildren of present Meritex Company employees. Children and grandchildren of deceased employees are also eligible.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates or current college undergraduates or graduates
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $1,000 to $2,600. Award amounts are based on each recipient’s school cost.

The number of awards depends on the number of applicants, so all eligible students are encouraged to apply.

Under Internal Revenue Service regulations, recipients of the McNeely Scholarship Program must be selected impartially, and only one in four applicants may receive an award. In other words, at least four (4) applications are required to award one scholarship.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate or graduate study.


Applicants will be notified at the end of March.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of career and educational goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need will not be considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of The Meritex Company or the McNeely Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Payment of Scholarships

Payments are made in one installment in mid-July. Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the McNeely Foundation.

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

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display the student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, as well as the term in which each 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.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 20, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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