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NWEA Family Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: February 17, 2023 3:00 pm CT

NWEA’s vision for education respects the aspirational goals of each child informed by his/her unique talents and abilities. The establishment of the NWEA Family Scholarship program supports this belief by offering opportunities for continued educational growth for the children of NWEA staff who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

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, gender, disability or national origin.

NWEA Family Scholarship Program Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants to the NWEA Family Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 25 and under, of full-time NWEA employees in good standing who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
  • High school seniors, graduates or current postsecondary students 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 academic year.

*Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Up to two (2) awards may be granted each year.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until an associate’s or bachelor’s degree or a certification of completion is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study, continued employment of the student’s parent at and continuation of the program by NWEA.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship finalists are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and particpation in school and community activities, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need is not considered.

Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America and NWEA will select recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Applicants will be notified in early May. 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 NWEA scholarship payments on behalf of NWEA. Payments are made in early August.


Recipients have no obligation to NWEA. 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.


NWEA 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:

  • A 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.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 22, 2023 3:00 pm.

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

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