The MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund, honors education, health care, not-for-profit, public safety, and local and state government employees who died while in service to their communities by providing their surviving children or spouses with financial assistance for postsecondary education.
Scholarships are awarded to students who plan to attend a two- or four-year accredited college, university, or vocational school full-time. Scholarships are accepted from December 20 through April 1, 2023.
This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and other educational 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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants for the MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund must be:
Unusual circumstances pertaining to the deceased employee’s death will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Scholarship recipients are selected based on:
Recipients must demonstrate financial need.
Scholarship America will review all applications and identify finalists; MissionSquare Retirement selects recipients and determines award amounts. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Awards cover tuition and fees only for students pursuing vocational, undergraduate, or graduate study.
The number of scholarships available and the dollar amount may vary each year depending on the number of qualified applications received. The maximum lifetime amount a recipient is eligible to receive is $10,000.
All applicants will be notified in June.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of MissionSquare Retirement. 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, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.