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SAGE Scholars Grant
Deadline to apply: February 19, 2021 3:00 pm CT

The SAGE Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist full-time U.S. Team Members’ children who plan to continue their education at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This 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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Spanish Guidelines

Applicants to the SAGE Scholars Grant must:

  • Dependent* children, age 24 and under, of full-time, domestic** SAGE Dining Services Team Members who have a minimum of one (1) year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the Team Member’s household or primarily supported by the Team Member.
    **The scholarship program will be available to Team Members residing in the United States.
  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time (12 credits per semester) undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Children of VPs and above are ineligible to apply.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, will be considered and financial information must be provided for the student to receive an award. Preference will be given to students who are seeking their first postsecondary degree.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. Officers and/or employees of The SAGE Foundation and SAGE Dining Services® will have no involvement whatsoever in the selection of recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. 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 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, in a full-time course of study.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in late April. 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

Checks or electronic funds transfers are made payable to the applicable educational institution from Scholarship America on behalf of the scholarship recipient. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

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.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 24, 2021 3:00 pm.

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

The SAGE Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!