Guideposts has established this scholarship program to recognize its renowned co-founder, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. Funding for the Norman Vincent Peale Scholarship is provided by the late Mrs. Naomi Wilden in memory of her late husband, James K. Wilden. Naomi and Jim Wilden were faithful and generous supporters of Peale Center programs for many years. Before his death, in 1990, Jim Wilden set up the trust fund that makes this gift possible. The scholarship program will assist employees’ children who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college and vocational programs.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship 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 Norman Vincent Peale Scholarship Program must:
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Once recipients are selected, financial need is assessed to determine the amount of each award.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any office or employee of Guideposts play a part in the selection.
Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $3,500. Up to five (5) one-time scholarships will be awarded each year. Awards are for undergraduate study only. Previous Norman Vincent Peale Scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
All applicants will be notified in late May.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Guideposts. Payment will be made in one installment in early August.
Awards are contingent upon active employment at the time checks are issued; if an employee resigns before an award check is issued the student will be ineligible for the award
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 18, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.