MetLife Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist employees’ children who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.
Applicants to the MetLife Foundation Pathways Scholarship Program must be:
Children of Vice President, Sr Vice President, Executive Vice President, President and above within the MetLife family of companies are ineligible.
Previous one-time honorarium award recipients are ineligible.
Recipients of MetLife National Merit scholarships are ineligible to receive a Pathways award.
Children of contract employees (including OSS retirement contracts) are ineligible.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree or equivalent is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, financial need and an outside appraisal.
Academic evaluation of international applicants will include a review of the grade/mark average based on the grading system used in the applicant’s country and a review of the results of academic examinations.
Recipients must demonstrate financial need. Recipients who attend federally subsidized military academies are eligible to receive a $1,000 one-time award. The number of awards will be based on the number of applications received within budget and IRS Revenue Procedure 76-47 guidelines.
Provided there are qualified applicants, recipients will be selected per country in proportion to the number of eligible applications received.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of MetLife Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified by email at the end of May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of MetLife Foundation. Award checks will be issued in U.S. currency. Recipients in the U.S. and Canada will receive payment in one installment early August. The check is mailed to each recipient’s home address and is made payable to the school for the student. Recipients outside the U.S. and Canada will be paid by wire transfer payable in one installment in September.
As part of your application, you must upload the following document:
Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.
Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.