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Nestlé Waters North America Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: June 1, 2020 3:00 pm CT

Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has established the Nestlé Waters North America Scholarship Program to assist employees’ children who plan to continue their education in college. The NWNA STEM Scholarship is a renewable scholarship offered each year for full-time study in a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) field at an accredited four-year college or university.

The field of study must be identified in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics department of the college or university. Major fields of study include mathematics, natural sciences, physical sciences, biological/agriculture sciences, engineering/engineering technologies and computer/information sciences. Social/behavioral sciences, medicine, health-related sciences and education fields of study are ineligible.

This scholarship 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.

Postmark Deadline: June 1, 2020

Applicants to the Nestlé Waters North America Scholarship Program must:

  • be dependent* children, age 26 and under, of regular full-time Nestlé Waters North America employees in the United States who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of June 1, 2020.
  • be high school seniors, graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates.
  • plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate course of study majoring in a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) field at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.

The field of study must be identified in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics department of the college or university. Major fields of study include mathematics, natural sciences, physical sciences, biological/agriculture sciences, engineering/engineering technologies and computer/information sciences. Social/behavioral sciences, medicine, health-related sciences and education fields of study are ineligible.

*Dependent children are children who qualify for benefits provided by the company.

Up to one (1) NWNA STEM Scholarship award of $10,000 will be granted each year.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first

Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a 2.7 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, continuation of a STEM major and continued parental employment.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in June. 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 Nestlé Waters North America. Payments are made in equal installments on August 1 and December 15. Checks are mailed to each recipient’s home address and are made payable to the school for the student.

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
  • unique personal or family circumstances
  • an outside appraisal

Financial need as calculated by Scholarship America must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Nestlé Waters North America play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

The Financial Data section of the application should be completed by the employee. Information should be from a completed tax return or based on estimated information to be filed with the IRS.

  1. State of Residence is the state/province where the parents reside and pay state/province income tax.
  2. Adjusted Gross Income can be found on IRS FORM 1040 and is gross income reduced by specific adjustments allowed by law.
  3. U.S. Total Federal Tax Paid includes the total amount of federal income tax to be paid. This is not the amount withheld from employee’s paychecks. (The amount withheld should be adjusted by any refund or additional taxes due.) Do not report state income tax.
  4. Total Income of parent(s) should be reported individually. Provide information for both natural parents, when possible. If the student resides with only one parent, financial information must be received from the employee or member of the company sponsoring the scholarship program and from the parent who claims the child as a dependent for tax purposes. If a parent has remarried, the spouse’s information is required if the spouse is a legal guardian of the student, or claims the student as a dependent, or the student is included in the spouse’s benefit plan. If necessary, two Financial Data sections may be submitted by the student. A copy of the Financial Data section may be made in order for one to be completed by each parent.
  5. Untaxed Income and Benefits (For U.S. applicants only) include any other income or benefits not included in the adjusted gross income figure. Do not include untaxed contributions to retirement plans.
  6. Medical and Dental Expenses include only those expenses not paid by insurance. Do not include premium payments.
  7. Total Cash, Checking, Savings, Cash Value of Stocks, etc., includes liquid assets that can be used for educational expenses. Do not include IRA, 401k, RRSP, or other retirement plan funds.
  8. Total Number of Family Members living in the household and primarily supported by the reported income may include:
    • the applicant
    • the applicant’s parents
    • other children living in the household
    • dependent college students living away from home
    • other people who live in the household and receive more than half of their support from the reported income
  9. Marital Status is the current status of the person from whom the financial information is submitted.
  10. Of the Total Number of Family Members on Line 8, Number of Students Attending College includes family members attending a two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school at least half-time. Include the applicant in this number. Do not include parents.

NOTE: Any exceptions to providing financial information as instructed above must be submitted to Scholarship America in writing.

Postmark Deadline: June 1, 2020

Application Information

Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades to Scholarship America postmarked no later than June 1, 2020. Grade reports are not acceptable. Unofficial transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. High school seniors or students who have completed less than one full term of postsecondary school should submit a high school transcript. Students who have completed the equivalent of one term or more postsecondary credits should provide transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended.

Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment is not received within three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship America to verify that their application has been received.

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America.

Application Instructions

Open the Printable Application Form (This will open in a new window)

Use the PDF fill-in-the-blank feature to complete the form:

  1. Save a copy of the form to your personal data storage device
  2. Type in your responses using the Tab key to move between fields
  3. You may save the file while in progress and return to complete or revise it later
  4. When finished, print the completed form

Applicants must print the page(s) of the application containing the Applicant Appraisal and Transcript Information sections (if part of the application) and submit to the appropriate individuals for completion (if applicable). These sections cannot be completed electronically.

Mail the completed application form (including the completed Appraisal and Transcript sections if part of the application, and any other required documents) to Scholarship America by the program’s application postmark deadline: June 1, 2020. The mailing address is on the application form.

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Questions? Contact us:

Email: support@scholarshipamerica.org
Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the Nestlé Waters North America Scholarship Program

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:

Nestlé Waters North America Scholarship Program
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082