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nVent Scholarship Fund
Deadline to apply: January 15, 2020 3:00 pm CT

nVent has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the nVent Scholarship Fund must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 22 and under, of full-time worldwide employees of nVent or one of its subsidiaries who have a minimum of one year of employment as of the application deadline.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee and/or who qualify for benefits by the company.
  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to 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.

Children of nVent officers and nVent subsidiary presidents are ineligible to apply. Students receiving a scholarship award from one of nVent’s individual subsidiaries in any given year are ineligible.

Award Amounts

nVent offers two types of scholarship awards:

  • Fund 1:  Up to  fifteen (15) renewable merit awards of $2,000 are available to eligible students, regardless of financial need. One of the merit awards will be designated for a study-abroad student, if there is a qualified applicant. This award may be given to a U.S. or international applicant.
  • Fund 2:  Up to ten (10) need-based renewable awards of $5,000 are available to eligible students. Students must demonstrate need as determined by Scholarship America. One of the need-based awards will be designated for a study-abroad student, if there is a qualified applicant.

Recipients will represent international locations, if qualified applications are received.

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 satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study, continued parental employment with nVent, and continuation of the program by nVent. Students receiving need-based awards must continue to show need at time of renewal, as determined by Scholarship America, or the awards will be adjusted to a $2,000 merit award.

If the employment status changes once an award is granted, the following will apply:

  • If the employee dies, is on workman’s compensation or long-term disability, or if employment status has changed as the direct result of a nVent business decision (plant closing or sale of business), the scholarship will continue within the guidelines of the nVent Scholarship Fund and Scholarship America.
  • If the employee is terminated by the company, the scholarship will continue for the current scholarship award year. Renewal will not be granted.
  • If the employee leaves the company to pursue other interests, the scholarship will be terminated and further payments will discontinue. If both payments have been received and the school year has not been completed, a portion of the gift must be repaid to the company based on Scholarship America’s formula.

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, and an outside appraisal. Financial need is considered for the need-based awards only.

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

Notification

Applicants will be notified in March. 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 nVent. Payments are made in equal installments in mid July and early December.

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  • Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.
  • English translations for any non-English documents.

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.

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