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Odyssey Group Scholars Program
Application status: Closed

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

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. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Odyssey Group Scholars Program must:

  • Be dependent* children, age 23 and under, of full-time U.S. employees of Odyssey Reinsurance Company, including Hudson Insurance Group, who have a minimum of three years of employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as biological, step- and legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates.
  • 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.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Children of Senior Vice Presidents and above are ineligible to apply. Limited to one active award per employee family.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $15,000 award. Up to 3 awards will be granted. Awards are renewable up to three consecutive years or until completion of the enrolled degree/vocational program, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent in a full-time course of study) and continued parental employment.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Odyssey Reinsurance Company. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and objectives and an online recommendation.

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, will be considered. Recipients will be selected from a pool of qualified applicants with consideration given to those who demonstrate the greatest need. Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Odyssey Reinsurance Company play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


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.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 23, 2022 3:00 pm CT.

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

Odyssey Reinsurance Company has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!