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Univest Financial Corporation Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Univest has established a scholarship program to assist children and grandchildren 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 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.

Applicants to the Univest Financial Corporation Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children or grandchildren (grandchildren do not need to be dependents), under age 23, of full or part-time employees of Univest or Univest Capital. The employee must have completed one year of continuous service by the application deadline date and be employed by Univest or Univest Capital when the awards are announced.
    *Dependent children are defined as unmarried, natural, legally adopted, or stepchildren primarily dependent on the employee for support.
  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study that will lead to a degree or certification at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

Children and grandchildren of officers above Vice President are not eligible to apply to the program.


If selected as a recipient, an undergraduate student will receive a $2,000 award and a vocational-technical student will receive a $1,000 award.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements and may receive up to four awards maximum.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation.

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Univest play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.  All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


All applicants will be notified in February.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Univest. Payment is made in early August.

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

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

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 those test scores 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 January 9, 2024 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

Univest has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

Please make sure to add as well as the program email address provided below in the footer as safe senders in your email contact list.