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Ricoh USA, Inc. Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Ricoh USA, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist employees’ children who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs.

The 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. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.

Applicants of the Ricoh USA, Inc. Scholarship Program award must be:

  • Eligible applicants must be dependent children of an Active Full-Time Ricoh USA, Inc. employee who has been employed by Ricoh for a minimum of one year as of the application deadline date.
  • High school seniors or high school graduates who plan to enroll, or students who are already enrolled, in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school.

*For purposes of the Ricoh USA, Inc. Scholarship Program, “children” are defined as:

    • Natural children, including legally adopted children
    • Stepchildren: Stepchildren who live with the Ricoh employee and/or stepchildren who do not live with the employee but who are claimed as dependents on the employee’s tax return
    • Legal Guardianship as defined by a valid court order
    • Children of domestic partnership: Subject to completion and approval of domestic partnership on file with the Ricoh Benefits Department.

 

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award in the amount of $2,000

  • Awards are renewable up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon:
    • Maintaining satisfactory academic performance (a 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale)
    • Maintaining full-time enrollment
    • Continuation of the program by Ricoh USA, Inc.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only

Please note that awards are renewable only for the traditional time it takes to complete a program (4 years for Bachelor Degree, 2 years for Associate Degree, Vocational Program will be identified upon selection.) Awards cannot be extended beyond the traditional time frame due to additional semesters needed to graduate. Parent must remain actively employed and be in good standing with Ricoh.

Ricoh reserves the right to discontinue the program, with or without notice.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of educational and career goals
  • Financial need (as calculated by Scholarship America)
  • An online recommendation

Students will be eligible for scholarships for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is obtained, whichever comes first, on the basis of maintaining all eligibility requirements and reapplying within the Program specified time frame. Students pursuing graduate degrees are not eligible for scholarships.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Ricoh USA, Inc. play a part in the selection.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in July. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Those that are not selected as recipients may apply again if they continue to meet the eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship payments for the Ricoh USA, Inc. Scholarship Program are processed by Scholarship America in one installment in early August.

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

  1. 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

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 16, 2021 3:00 pm.

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

Ricoh USA, Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!