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Timken Global Scholars Program
Live application window: October 1, 2023 through November 30, 2023 3:00 pm CT

The Timken Global Scholars Program offers dependent children of global employees the opportunity to pursue their chosen field of study at an accredited trade school, college or university. Scholarship funds can be applied toward the cost of tuition, room and board, books, supplies and/or fees during the academic year. Applications for the 2024 program will be accepted October 1, 2023 – November 30, 2023.

Since 1958, The Timken Company Charitable and Educational Fund, Inc. has invested nearly $26 million in scholarships benefitting more than 815 employees’ children. Throughout its history, the program has demonstrated Timken’s forward-thinking approach and commitment to strengthening global communities by:

  • Supporting the pursuit of higher education and life-long learning;
  • Recognizing and advancing achievements among the next generation of leaders; and
  • Encouraging children of all Timken employees to reach their educational and career aspirations in an evolving and increasingly competitive global marketplace.

The 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.

Translated Program Guidelines:

French/Informations sur le programme en français | German/Programminformationen auf DeutschItalian/Informazioni sul programma in italiano | Polish/Informacje o programie w j. polskim | Portuguese/Informações do programa em português do Brasil | Romanian/Informații privind programul în limba română | Chinese/计划简介中文版 | Spanish/Información del programa en español

Applicants to the Timken Global Scholars Program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be dependent¹ children of full time, active employees of The Timken Company² who are in good standing, have a minimum of two years of employment as of January 1, 2024 with the company and are working at The Timken Company as of the application deadline date. Employees who joined The Timken Company as part of an acquisition may count service with the acquired company when calculating employment tenure.
    ¹Dependent children are defined as biological children, stepchildren or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
    ²Includes The Timken Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries.
  • Be a high school senior/student in their final year of upper or higher secondary school or current technical or college/university undergraduate student³.
    ³Current undergraduate students will only be considered to receive a non-renewable award and are not eligible to receive a renewable award.
  • Plan to enroll in full time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational institution (or equivalent, including CEGEP institutions4) for the entire upcoming academic year with the intent of earning a degree.
  • 4College education in Québec is an intermediary type of education between secondary school and the university. Two-year pre-university programs and three-year technical programs are offered by Colleges d’enseignement general et professionnel (colleges/CEGEPs). The Diploma of College Studies (DCS) /Diplome d’études collegiales (DEC) is awarded upon completion of both the two-year and three-year programs, however, the pre-university track of the DCS/DEC is generally required for university entrance. Technical programs usually lead to employment, however, occasionally they can lead to university study.

Children of members of the Board of Directors of The Timken Company, the Executive Officers of The Timken Company, or the trustees and officers of The Timken Company Charitable and Educational Fund, Inc. are ineligible.

Students who receive a non-renewable award may not reapply.

Questions

Questions regarding the program, application, selection process or monetary disbursements can be sent to timken@scholarshipamerica.org.

Award Information

In February 2024, 20 scholarships totaling $225,000 will be awarded including:

  • One $25,000 Henry Timken renewable award*;
  • One $20,000 Jack Timken renewable award*;
  • Six $10,000 renewable awards*; and
  • 12 one-time $10,000 scholarship awards.

*Awards are renewable for up to three years.

Awards are for full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or vocational-technical institution (or equivalent, including CEGEP institutions) for the entire upcoming academic year with the intent of earning a degree.

The awards will be issued in U.S. currency.

Final award amount will be determined at payment time based on the student’s submission of their school’s financial aid award letter or cost of enrollment for the year.

Notification

All applicants will be notified prior to March 1, 2024.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America issues checks on behalf of The Timken Company Charitable and Educational Fund, Inc. for the Timken Global Scholars Program. $10,000 or less and international awards are paid in one installment in August. Awards for U.S. and Canada recipients greater than $10,000 will be paid in two installments in August and December. Awards are to be used for qualified education-related expenses and may not exceed the cost of tuition, fees, books, and required supplies, as defined by the college or university you choose to attend during the academic year. If the college or university requires that you participate in a co-op as part of its degree program, the award will be deferred during the quarters you are working and continue again beginning with the quarter or semester the student resumes full-time enrollment.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities (examples: student government, sports, arts and music, volunteerism, fundraising, faith-based community service)
  • Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances

Financial need is not considered.

Recipients are selected by an unbiased program administrator, Scholarship America, based on criteria determined by Timken.

Financial need is not considered. Recipients are selected by an unbiased program administrator, Scholarship America, based on criteria determined by Timken. In no instance does any officer or employee of The Timken Company or The Timken Company Charitable and Education Fund, Inc. play a part in the selection. Decisions of the selection committee are final and are not subject to appeal. The program is competitive; not all applicants will be selected as recipients. The selection process will not be influenced or affected by the actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, gender, or sexual orientation of any applicant.

Questions

Questions regarding the program, application, selection process or monetary disbursements can be sent to timken@scholarshipamerica.org.

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

  1. A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  2. A high-resolution, head-and-shoulders photo (JPG format).
  3. A short biography (500 words or less). Please include the following:
    • Parent’s/guardian’s names (and pronunciation)
    • Name, city, and state of current academic institution
    • Academic achievements
    • Other achievements
    • Where you plan to go to college
    • Planned course of study
    • Your goals after college

In addition, English translations must be provided for all non-English documents

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

Questions

Questions regarding the program, application, selection process or monetary disbursements can be sent to timken@scholarshipamerica.org.

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