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The program is currently closed. Please check back on January 21, 2021 for updated program information.


Stanley Black & Decker Scholarship Program
Live application window: January 21, 2021 6:00 am CT through March 18, 2021 3:00 pm CT

Stanley Black & Decker offers a competitive scholarship program to assist employees’ children who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college and vocational programs. Each year, renewable scholarships are offered for full-time study at any accredited post-secondary institution of the student’s choice.

This scholarship 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.


Applicants to the Stanley Black & Decker Scholarship Program must be:

  • Children* of full-time or part-time** employees of Stanley Black & Decker and its U.S. and Canadian divisions and subsidiaries with a minimum of 90 days of service as of the application deadline date, and
  • High school seniors or high school graduates, between the ages of 17 and 25, planning to enroll or already enrolled in full-time study leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university, an associate’s degree at a community or junior college, or a certificate at an approved vocational-technical institute.

*Child is defined as the son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, legally adopted child or legal ward supported solely by the guardian.

**Part-time is defined as a regular part-time employee who is scheduled to work more than 25 hours per week on a regular basis.


Twenty-five (25) awards of $1000 will be awarded to undergraduate students. One (1) award of $5000 will be awarded to a student with an engineering major.  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 satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continued employment of the student’s parent at Stanley Black & Decker.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Stanley Black & Decker play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Applicants will be notified mid-May. 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
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Stanley Black & Decker. Payment is made in one installment in early August. Checks are mailed to each recipient’s home address and are made payable to the school for the student.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document:

  • Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation must be submitted on your behalf.

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

Stanley Black & Decker has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!