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Sharp Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

We live in a time of change. Changing technologies, political landscapes, and human conditions can be threatening . . . or challenging. Now more than ever, education is a prerequisite to meeting the challenges of a changing world. The Sharp Scholarship Program is designed to encourage and enable the children of our employees to meet those demands by reaching their highest personal and educational potential. Eligible high school students are encouraged to apply for funds through this exclusive program. In the 21st Century, a changing world challenges us to grow . . . to achieve . . . to use the tools higher education provides.

This 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.

A college education is the cornerstone of not only an individual’s development, but the advancement and continued development of our society.

At Sharp Electronics Corporation, we recognize that it takes a combination of both hard work and educational funding for most students to achieve their higher education goals. That is why I am proud to introduce the 2024– 2025 Sharp Scholarship Program. Through this program, I feel gratified that we can help make higher education possible for the dependent children of our employees, thereby helping them achieve their goals.

I encourage all eligible parties to apply for the scholarship and take advantage of this opportunity to succeed.


Susan Osgood

Vice President Corporate Human Resources

Applicants to the Sharp Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent children* of full-time employees of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), Sharp Manufacturing Company of America (SMCA) or Sharp Electronics Corporation Device Division (SECD) who have a minimum of one year’s continuous service with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent child is defined as a child who is claimed as a dependent on the employee’s income tax form, is enrolled under the employee’s benefit plan, or is primarily supported by the employee;
  • High school seniors who plan to enroll (may take gap year and remain eligible) in a full-time course of study leading to a certificate at an approved vocational/technical institution, associate degree at a junior/community college or a baccalaureate degree at a four-year college/university.


Up to four awards at a maximum of $3,500 each will be granted for one year of full-time study.

Awards are for undergraduate study. Awards may be renewed up to three years or until a certificate or bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic progress and continued active parental employment by Sharp.

Recipient’s parents must be actively employed at the time scholarship checks are issued.


All applicants will be notified in early April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Sharp. Payments are made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Potential to succeed
  • 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
  • An online recommendation.

Financial need is not considered.

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

Efforts will be made to distribute awards among the various Sharp Divisions if possible.

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 an official copy of those test scores 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 February 7, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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