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Pepper Employees' Children Scholarship Fund
Deadline to apply: March 20, 2024 3:00 pm CT

We have established the Pepper Employees’ Children Scholarship Fund because we recognize the importance of education beyond the secondary level and we understand the increasing cost of further education. Our scholarship fund provides for new scholarships and honorariums for undergraduate full-time or part­-time study at an institution of the student’s choice.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships 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. 

Applicants to the Pepper Employees’ Children Scholarship Fund must:

  • Be dependent children, 23 years of age or younger, of full-time J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. employees who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date.  Employees must have worked 1,000 hours or more in the past year.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll, or are already enrolled, in a full- or part-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.

Children of Pepper owners are not eligible.

Award Information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $2,000 to $5,000.
  • Awards are not renewable; however, past recipients are eligible to reapply and will be given preference.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.
  • The parent must be employed by J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. at the time the awards are paid.


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

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. Payments are made in early August.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of educational and career and educational goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need will be considered in determining the amount of the award. Potential full-time or part­-time student recipients who demonstrate no need will be eligible to receive a honorarium of $2,000. The maximum amount for a two- year or vocational-technical school recipient is $2,000.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

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

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online 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 25, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

After assigning a recommender, an email invitation will be sent to your recommender. Make sure to follow up with them to confirm they received the email invitation. Email firewalls and spam filters often block emails from unknown senders. If they cannot find the email, direct them to the sign-in page at

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub.

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