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The program is currently closed. Please return to the site in December 2019 to view the updated Eligibility and Awards! If you are an applicant who would like to discover more scholarship opportunities you might qualify for, please continue to the Scholarship America Hub and sign up!


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 The Meritex Company employees’ children as selected by independent professionals.

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, gender, age, disability, or national origin.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:


  • Be children of present The Meritex Company employees who have a minimum of one year employment with the company as of the January 31, 2019. Children 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.

Award Amounts

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $1,000 to $2,600. Awards 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.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic information, leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Merit and promise for success later in life weigh as equally as academic criteria. Financial need will not be considered.

No one in our companies—The Meritex Company or the McNeely Foundation—will influence or participate in the selection as the program is conducted solely by Scholarship America.


Applicants will be notified in mid March.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the McNeely Foundation. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document(s):A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours, and term in which the course was taken.

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

McNeely Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!