Ports America Shared Services, Inc. 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 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 Ports America Scholarship Program must be:
Dependents of Ports America employees in VP level leadership roles or Local Union leadership roles are ineligible.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Up to 20 awards will be granted. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study only.
All applicants will be notified in late May.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Ports America Shared Services, Inc. Payment is made in August.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need is not considered.
Provided there are qualified applicants, the ethnic and gender diversity of the recipient pool will be representative of the ethnic and gender diversity of the applicant pool.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Ports America Shared Services, Inc. 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:
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 an official copy of those test scores 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 April 18, 2023 3:00 pm CT.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.