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

The Pentair Scholarship Fund assists children of Pentair employees worldwide to pursue postsecondary education in college and vocational programs. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

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 Pentair Scholarship Fund must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 22 and under, of full-time worldwide employees of Pentair, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date. Parents must be employed by Pentair at the time the scholarship is awarded. Children of Pentair officers and Pentair subsidiary presidents are ineligible for the scholarship program. Scholarship award recipients from one of Pentair’s individual subsidiaries in any given year are ineligible to apply to the Pentair Scholarship Fund.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled 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.

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

Awards

Pentair offers two types of scholarship awards:

  • Fund 1: Up to six renewable merit awards of $2,000 are available to eligible students, regardless of financial need. One of the six 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 six need-based renewable awards of $5,000 are available to eligible students. Students must demonstrate need, as determined by Scholarship America. One of the six 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.

All awards are renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.

Scholarship renewal is contingent on satisfactory academic performance, continued parental employment with Pentair, and the continuation of the scholarship program by Pentair. Students receiving need based awards must continue to show need at renewal time, as determined by Scholarship America, or the award will be adjusted to a $2,000 merit award. If a parent discontinues full-time employment at Pentair, the student is no longer eligible for Pentair scholarship awards. Scholarship America will send renewal forms to scholarship recipients in December each year.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of past academic performance, leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, statement of career and educational aspirations and goals, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Once scholarship recipients are selected, financial data is reviewed to determine the amount of each award.

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

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Pentair. Payments are made in equal installments on July 15 and December 1.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in late March. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

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

    • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display the student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, as well as the term in which each course was taken.

English translations for all non-English documents.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.

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

Questions? Contact us:

Email: pentair@scholarshipamerica.org
Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the Pentair Scholarship Fund

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