State Compensation Insurance Fund has established a scholarship program in 2014 to assist dependents of employees who seek or are seeking a college education. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university located in the state of California.
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. 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 are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.
*Dependent children are defined as:
**An employee in good standing meets all of the following criteria:
Children of exempt employees, consultants, contractors, annuitants, student assistants, and temporary employees (employees who are on a Limited Term Assignment and have never held a permanent position at State Fund) are ineligible. Children of the CEA Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer overseeing the scholarship program are also ineligible to participate.
Exempt positions are filled by election or appointment. They include members of boards and commissions, and appointees of the Governor. These officials are exempt from State civil service, and are often referred to as “exempt” officials.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award up to $5,000 based on school tuition costs. Up to forty (40) awards will be granted each year. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Your application must be submitted on or before March 17, 2022 3:00 pm CT.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommender. Financial need is not considered.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of State Compensation Insurance Fund play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified in April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of State Compensation Insurance Fund. Payment is made in one installment in early August.
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 22, 2022 3:00 pm CT.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.