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The Sub-Zero Group Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

As a tribute to Walter Wiest for his 36 years of contributions to the organization’s success, Sub-Zero Group Inc. established a scholarship program to assist employees’ children who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Four (4) renewable scholarships will be offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

As a tribute to Glenn Dillard for his contributions to the organization relative to safety, environmental health, and employee training, the company established one (1) additional scholarship in 2013.

Ed Murphy, who retired as the company’s Vice President of Finance at the end of 2015 with 20 years of service, offered to provide funding for one (1) additional scholarship starting in 2016.

Steve Dunlap, who retired as the company’s Vice President of Sales at the end of 2016 with 25 years of service, offered to provide funding for (1) additional scholarship starting in 2017.

Robert Schroeder, who retired as the company’s Vice President of Quality, Reliability & Customer Service at the end of 2023 with 23 years of service, offered to provide funding for (1) additional scholarship starting in 2024.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®. Scholarship America is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships 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.

Applicants to The Sub-Zero Group Scholarship Program must be:

  • Children of full-time Sub-Zero Group, Inc. employees who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
  • High school seniors who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. High school graduates who have never enrolled in a postsecondary program are also eligible.


The following awards will be granted each year:

  • Up to four (4) Walter Wiest awards of $1,000
  • One (1) Glenn Dillard award of $1,000
  • One (1) Ed Murphy award of $1,000
  • One (1) Steve Dunlap award of $1,000
  • One (1) Robert Schroeder award of $1,000

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, continued employment of the student’s parent at Sub-Zero Group, Inc., and continuation of the program by Sub-Zero Group, Inc.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in early May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes payments on behalf of Walter Wiest, Glenn Dillard, Ed Murphy, Steve Dunlap, and Robert Schroeder. Payments are 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.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

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

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Sub-Zero Group Inc. play a part in the selection. 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. Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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