The Mitsui U.S.A Foundation has established a merit based scholarship program to encourage children of employees who plan to pursue postsecondary education in college and vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study (entire academic year students) at any U.S. accredited postsecondary institution of the student’s choice.
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. 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 to the Mitsui U.S.A. Sons’ & Daughters’ Scholarships must be:
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 educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal.
Scholarship awards will be made proportionally based on two categories of applications: (1) Students entering postsecondary education for the first time; and (2) students already attending or who have attended a postsecondary school. Awards will be made to these two groups of students in proportion to the number of applications received from each category.
Previous applicants who were not selected will be given preference, if the applicant is well qualified.
Financial need will not be considered.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Mitsui, Mitsui U.S.A., a Group Company, or the Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision of Scholarship America as final.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. The number of awards will be up to forty (40), to be determined by The Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation each year.
The awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Awards are for undergraduate study in the United States only.
All applicants will be notified in April whether or not they have been selected to receive an award.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation and applicable, Mitsui Qualified Group Company participant. The payment is made in one installment in mid July.
Recipients have no obligation to The Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation. They are, however, required to notify Scholarship America of any changes in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information and to send a complete transcript when requested.
The Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 3, 2022 3:00 pm CT.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.