The Trustmark Foundation (“Sponsor”) has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.
The 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.
To be eligible for the program, an applicant must be:
Up to fifteen awards of $2,500 each will be given.
Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment. Awards may not be used for room and board. Each recipient will be required to acknowledge the foregoing restrictions and other Program requirements relating to usage of scholarship funds by executing a Scholarship Acceptance Form.
Awards are renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, and on the basis of satisfactory academic performance of a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
All applicants will be notified in May.
On behalf of the Trustmark Foundation, Scholarship America will process payment for Eckert Scholar awards in one installment in August.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Selection of the scholarship recipients will be made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any employee or officer of Trustmark, its affiliated companies or the Trustmark Foundation play a part in the selection process.
In accordance with Internal Revenue Service requirements for scholarship programs provided by foundations, not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Notification will be given to non-recipients as well as recipients.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 12, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.