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Ricoh USA, Inc. Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Ricoh USA, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist employees’ dependents 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 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 of the Ricoh USA, Inc. Scholarship Program award must be:

  • Eligible applicants must be dependent children, up to age 26, 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.
    • For purposes of the Ricoh Scholarship Program, “children” are defined as:
      – Biological children, stepchildren, legally adopted children, children for whom you are a legal guardian, and domestic partner’s eligible children up to age 26 are eligible dependents
  • Applicants must be pursuing their first undergraduate degree at an accredited US two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school and be one of the following:
    • High school senior
    • Recently obtained high school diploma or GED
    • Currently enrolled in an approved program
  • Applicant must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident.

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 and objectives
  • 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.


Applicants will be notified in June. 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):

  • 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 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 May 13, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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