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Tosoh Quartz Education Foundation Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: April 20, 2020 3:00 pm Central Time

Tosoh Quartz has established two programs to assist Tosoh Quartz, Inc. employees’ children who plan to continue education at a two-year or four-year college or university. Assistance is offered for study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

The Tosoh Quartz Education Foundation Scholarship Program is a competitive program. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances and an outside appraisal. Scholarships may be used only for tuition, fees, books, supplies and required equipment for qualifying undergraduate study. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply each year they meet eligibility requirements. The amount and number of awards will be determined each year by the Tosoh Quartz Education Foundation. Applicants who are not selected to receive a Tosoh Quartz Education Foundation Scholarship will receive assistance through the Tosoh Quartz Dependent Education Assistance Program provided all eligibility requirements are met.

The Tosoh Quartz Dependent Education Assistance Program is a non-competitive program. All applicants who meet the eligibility guidelines and do not receive a Tosoh Quartz Education Foundation Scholarship will receive education assistance. Education assistance may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies and required equipment and room and board for qualifying undergraduate study. The total of funds available for education assistance will be determined yearly by Tosoh Quartz, Inc. Education assistance checks are made payable jointly to the student and the parent employee. Awards are taxable to the parent employee and will be reported as income on the parent’s W-2 for the tax year during which education assistance checks were issued.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®.  Scholarship America is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Application Postmark deadline: April 20, 2020

Applicants to the Tosoh Quartz Education Foundation Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • An applicant must be a dependent* child, age 25 or under, of a Tosoh Quartz, Inc. U.S. based employee and such employee has been employed for not less than three years with Tosoh Quartz, Inc. as of the application deadline date. The applicant’s parent must remain in the employ of Tosoh Quartz, Inc. at the time of application and at the time the scholarship is awarded. Once the Tosoh Quartz Education Foundation has awarded a scholarship, it will not be terminated because the recipient’s parent terminates employment with Tosoh Quartz, Inc.

*A dependent child is one who qualifies for medical benefits provided by Tosoh Quartz, Inc.

  • The applicant must have completed high school as evidenced by a diploma or passed the equivalency test known as the GED exam and be planning to enroll or be students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year. Students receiving an Education Foundation Scholarship must attend a school within the United States.
  • An applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
  • An applicant must apply to the Tosoh Quartz programs within the first five years immediately following high school graduation or the completion of passing grades on the GED exam.
  • Awards are limited to four years of education unless an exception is made for those enrolled in a 5 year program such as Engineering or Accounting.
  • Applicants may receive either an Education Foundation Scholarship or education assistance during one academic year, but not both.
  • Financial need will not be considered.
  • Children of Foundation trustees are ineligible to apply.

Award information:

  • The amount and number of awards granted will be determined each year by the Tosoh Quartz Education Foundation.
  • Awards are not renewable, however students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in late-May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Tosoh Quartz Education Foundation. Payment is made in equal installments on August 15, December 15, and March 15.

Education Foundation Scholarship checks are made payable to the school for the student.

Education assistance checks are issued jointly to the student and the parent employee upon proof of enrollment. The recipient’s parent must be employed and in good standing with the company at the time education assistance checks are sent.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An applicant appraisal

Financial need is not considered.

There shall be no preferential treatment or discrimination toward any of the children of Tosoh Quartz, Inc. employees based on race, religion, gender or based on the occupation, compensation, services or duties of the qualifying parent at Tosoh Quartz, Inc.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Tosoh Quartz Education Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Obligations

Recipients have no obligation to the Tosoh Quartz Education Foundation or Tosoh Quartz, Inc. They are, however, required to notify Scholarship America of any changes in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information and to send a complete transcript when requested.

Revisions

Tosoh Quartz reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of these programs and to make changes at any time, including termination of the program.

Application Postmark deadline: April 20, 2020

Application Information

Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades to Scholarship America postmarked no later than April 20, 2020. Grade reports are not acceptable. Unofficial transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment email is not received within three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship America to verify that the application has been received.

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America.

Application Postmark deadline: April 20, 2020

Application Instructions

Open the Printable Application Form. (This will open a new window.)

Use the PDF fill-in-the-blank feature to complete the form.

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  2. Type in your responses using the Tab key to move between fields.
  3. You may save the file while in progress and return to complete or revise it later.
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Applicants must print the page(s) of the application containing the Applicant Appraisal and Transcript Information sections (if part of the application) and submit to the appropriate individuals for completion (if applicable). These sections cannot be completed electronically.

Mail the completed application form (including the completed Appraisal and Transcript sections if part of the application, and any other required documents) to Scholarship America by the program’s application postmark deadline. The mailing address is on the application form.
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