Altria Client Services LLC has established a scholarship program to assist dependent children of TLP tobacco growers who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship 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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Tobacco Leaders Program must be:
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. Recipients enrolling in a four-year bachelor’s or graduate degree program will receive an award of $4,000, and recipients enrolling in a two-year vocational-technical or associate degree program will receive an award of $2,000.
Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study for the entire academic year in the field of agriculture or business. Additionally, the related TLP agreement must be valid for that growing year and all required renewal materials must be completed and returned.
Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study; however, unused renewals cannot be transferred from undergraduate study to graduate study. A student who has been a recipient during undergraduate study must reapply in order to be considered for a graduate study scholarship.
Deferrals will be considered on a case-by-case basis. A deferral must be requested in writing and may be approved by the program sponsor.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need is not considered.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Altria Client Services LLC play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified in April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Altria Client Services LLC. Payments are made in one installment in August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.