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MetLife Foundation Pathways Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: January 17, 2020 3:00 pm CT

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:

  • Be dependent* children of MetLife employees, age 25 years of age or under at the time the scholarship is awarded. The employee parent must have completed at least one year of continuous service within the MetLife family of companies as of the application deadline.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural or adopted children or dependent stepchildren primarily supported by the employee (the employee must provide more than one half of the child’s total support during the calendar year).
  • Be high school seniors or graduates or be current postsecondary undergraduates. Students outside the United States must be in their final year of upper or higher secondary school or be current technical or university level students.
  • Plan to enroll in full time undergraduate study at an accredited or bona fide** college, university or vocational-technical school or school of nursing or other accredited training institution for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.
    **For students outside the United States where no accrediting body exists, bona fide is defined as having a student body, curriculum, faculty, and campus.

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.

Award Amounts

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.

Notification

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:

  1. Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.

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.

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