Fred Perry and Gifford Shaw have established a scholarship program to assist current undergraduates pursuing a degree and career in the homebuilding and construction industries.
The 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.
Applicants to The Takeoff Scholarship Program must:
Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements and plan to enroll at one of the following schools in order to be considered:
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does the Sponsor(s) 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.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $10,000 award. Up to two (2) awards will be granted for each cycle (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022). All awards will be paid out in August 2022 and December 2022.
Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Students not chosen as recipients in the Fall cycle may reapply in the Spring cycle.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Recipients may receive mentorship and networking opportunities as determined by Sponsor.
Spring cycle recipients will be notified in late June. Non-recipients will be notified in early July.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of all sponsors and donors. Payments for both the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 cycles are made in two installments in early August and mid-December.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than June 2, 2022 3:00 pm CT.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.