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Nestlé USA College Scholarship Foundation Awards
Application status: Closed

The Nestlé USA College Scholarship Foundation is proud to sponsor a scholarship program to assist children of employees of Nestlé USA to pursue higher education. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at any accredited institution of the student’s choice.

The 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 Nestlé USA College Scholarship Foundation Awards must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a dependent* child of a full-time or permanent part-time employee of Nestlé USA who has a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of March 16, 2020. Years of uninterrupted service with a business purchased by Nestlé count toward meeting this requirement. The children of retired and deceased employees are also eligible.
  • *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children, stepchildren, or legal wards living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.

  • Must be a high school senior, high school graduate or a current undergraduate.
  • Must enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. For Students attending college outside of the U.S. where no such accreditation exists, the institution must be a bonafide university which is defined as having a student body, curriculum, faculty, and campus.

Applicants can receive only one scholarship from Nestlé or its affiliates during any one school year. Nestlé scholarship recipients may accept additional scholarships from other sources.

Children of officers of Nestle USA or its affiliate companies at management level Vice President and above may not apply.

The Nestlé USA College Scholarship Foundation Awards is only for children of Nestlé USA employees.

If employee works for Nestlé Professional, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé R&D, Nestlé Waters North America, and L.J. Minor, please do not complete this application. These operating companies have their own scholarship program. Please contact the appropriate HR representative for information on their scholarship program.

If employee works for Nestlé Purina PetCare Company or Nespresso, please note these operating companies currently do not have a scholarship program at this time.

What will be awarded?

  • Awards will be in the amount of $3,500 each. The number of new scholarship awards will vary depending upon the funds available from the Nestlé Scholarship Foundation.
  • Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years provided that recipients maintain a course load of at least 12 credits per academic period and a grade point average each term of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Grades are not cumulative.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only. Courses taken after attainment of a bachelor’s degree do not qualify even if related to a second undergraduate degree or curriculum.

How and when will I be notified?

  • Notification is sent to all applicants by email in mid-May.

How and when are scholarships paid?

  • Payment is made in two installments on July 15 and December 1.
  • Scholarship America issues scholarship checks on behalf of Nestlé USA College Scholarship Foundation.
  • Checks are mailed from Scholarship America to each recipient’s home address.
  • Checks are made payable to the school for the student.

How are recipients selected?

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Honors
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

According to IRS regulations, no more than 25 percent of eligible applicants may be awarded scholarships.

Recipients are selected by Scholarship America. All information received is considered confidential. In no instance does any officer or employee of Nestlé or the Nestlé Scholarship Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

The Nestlé Scholarship 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 document(s):

  • 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 must be completed on your behalf by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 26, 2020.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

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