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Timken Global Scholars Program
Application status: Closed

The Timken Global Scholars Program offers dependent children of global associates 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 2021 program will be accepted beginning October 15, 2020.

Since 1958, The Timken Company Charitable and Educational Fund, Inc. has invested over $24 million in scholarships benefitting more than 700 associates’ children. Throughout its history, the program has demonstrated Timken’s forward-thinking approach and commitment to strengthening global communities by:

The program is administered by an unbiased third-party provider, Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.


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, 2021 and are working at The Timken Company as of the application deadline date.
    • ¹Dependent children are defined as biological, 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 or high school graduate or in their final year of upper or higher secondary school or current undergraduate student.
  • Plan to enroll full-time in undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or vocational school for the entire 2021-2022 academic year with the intent of earning a degree or certificate.

Children of the 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.


Award Information


In February 2021, 20 scholarships totaling $540,000 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 school. 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.




All applicants will be notified prior to March 1, 2021. Not all applicants will be selected as recipients. Recipients will be notified via phone or in person; non-recipients will be notified via email.


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 early August. Awards for US and Canada recipients greater than $10,000 will be paid in two installments. Awards are to be used for standard education-related expenses and may not exceed the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, and room and board 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 performance
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities (U.S. and Canada applicants only)
  • Work experience (U.S. and Canada applicants only)
  • A statement of career and educational goals
  • Unusual circumstances
  • An outside recommendation

Financial need is not considered.

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

All information received is considered confidential. In no instance does any officer or employee of The Timken Company or The Timken Company Charitable and Educational 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 regarding the program, application, selection process or monetary disbursements can be sent to


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)
    • High school name, city and state
    • Academic achievements
    • Other achievements
    • Where you plan to go to college
    • Planned course of study
    • Your goals after college
  4. Also, as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf by December 21, 2020 (See Recommenders’ section on the application)

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.

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