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The application program will be available again in January 2024.  Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the 2024 academic year! If you are an applicant who would like to discover more scholarship opportunities you might qualify for, please continue to the Scholarship America Hub and sign up!


Pilgrim's Tomorrow Fund
Application status: Closed

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation has established a scholarship program to assist employees, or 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 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 Pilgrim’s Tomorrow Fund must be:

  • Dependent* children of full-time Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation domestic employees, OR
  • Full-time Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation domestic employees.
  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who 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.
  • Pursuing their first undergraduate degree.**

*Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee OR children who qualify as federal tax exemptions to the employee.

**Applicants with a previous undergraduate bachelor’s degree are ineligible to apply.

Children of officers are ineligible.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award amount intended to cover their entire cost of attendance (COA.)  COA includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board and a one-time stipend for a laptop.

Up to 32 awards will be granted. Assuming there are qualified applicants, one award will be granted to each of Pilgrim’s 31 geographic locations. If there are not qualified applicants in any location, the award may be allocated to another geographic location.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and continuing to meet the employment/parental employment requirement. Award amounts will be calculated annually.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Recipients may be offered a summer internship from Pilgrim’s, but it is not required.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic performance
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation.

Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation 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.


All applicants will be notified in May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation. Payments are made in August and December.

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 those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
  • The first two pages of the employee’s most recently filed Form 1040 (Please black out SSN).

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 14, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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