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.
Applicants to the NWEA Family Scholarship Program must be:
*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.
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.
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:
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.