The Mercedes-Benz USA President’s Scholarship Fund is awarded annually and may be applied to any accredited post-high school educational program (two- and four-year colleges or universities, vocational-technical schools, and graduate schools).
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, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Mercedes-Benz USA President’s Scholarship Fund must be:
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $1,000 to $3,000.
Awards are renewable for up to three years or until a degree is earned, whichever occurs first*, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and continued parental employment. Honorarium awards are not renewable.
*A student may receive an award a maximum of four (4) years. A student who has received the award fewer than four times and earns a Bachelor’s degree must reapply to receive an award for graduate study.
Awards may be used for undergraduate, graduate, vocational or special training study.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, financial need, and an online recommendation.
Financial need will be considered in determining the amount of each award. Potential recipients who demonstrate no need or do not provide financial data will be eligible to receive an honorarium at the minimum amount. Honorariums are not renewable. Students who receive an honorarium may not reapply.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Mercedes-Benz USA 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.
All applicants will be notified in late May.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Mercedes-Benz USA. Payment is made in August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 5, 2021 3:00 pm.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.