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SAIC Scholarship Program for Employees' Children
Deadline to apply: May 6, 2024 11:59 pm CT

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SAIC offers a scholarship program to assist employees’ children who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

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.

Applying for the scholarship grants SAIC permission to announce all winners internally and will include employee and student names as well as the student’s chosen school/college and the employee’s work location.

Applicants to the SAIC Scholarship Program for Employees’ Children must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 24 and under, of current employees regularly scheduled to work 30 hours or more per week who are in a benefits-eligible fringe package. Union employee eligibility is defined in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren and children for whom the employee is the full legal guardian living with the employee in a parent-child relationship and dependent upon the employee for support, as defined by SAIC’s Eligible Dependent Policy.
  • High school seniors or graduates intending to enroll full-time or students already enrolled in full-time undergraduate studies (as defined by each educational institution) at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,000 award. Up to twenty (20) awards will be granted.

Awards are one time only and past recipients may not reapply. Non-recipients may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Please note that due to IRS regulations, the scholarship award amount will be reported as income on the SAIC employee’s W-2 (Wage and Tax Statement) and is subject to tax withholding by SAIC. Award recipients will not be taxed.


All applicants will be notified in mid-June by Scholarship America.

Employees and their dependents who are selected as recipients will be announced internally by SAIC on ISSAIC.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of SAIC. Payment is made in one installment in August. The checks are made out to the institution on behalf of the student and are mailed to the student address on file.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

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

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of SAIC 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:

  • 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 9, 2024 11:59 pm Central Time.

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

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