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The application program will be live on or after March 14, 2024. Please return then and navigate to the Scholarship America Hub to register your account and begin your application process!

Pearson Scholarship Program
Live application window: March 14, 2024 through April 25, 2024 3:00 pm CT

Pearson 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 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 Pearson Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children, under the age of 24 of active, regular, full time U.S. and Canadian employees who have a minimum of one year of employment as of the application deadline.
    *Dependent children are defined as children who are claimed as a dependent on the employee’s income tax form and are primarily supported by the employee.
  • 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.
    **Students planning to attend U.S. Service/Military Academies are not eligible.

Children of the PEM are not eligible.

Award Information:

    • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,500 award.
    • There is a maximum of two awards per family.
    • If two members of the same family are selected as recipients, each member will receive $1,000.
    • Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Pearson. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

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

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Pearson 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 April 30, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

Pearson has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

Please make sure to add studentsupport@scholarshipamerica.org as well as the program email address provided below in the footer as safe senders in your email contact list.