Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization has established a scholarship program to assist employees and children of employees who plan to continue their education in college, vocational or graduate school programs.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance 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, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the UPPO Scholarship Program must:
**Employees of Unclaimed Property Professional Organization members may be enrolled part-time (minimum 6 credits).
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,000 award. Up to two awards of $1,000 will be granted. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years, for a maximum total scholarship award not to exceed $4,000, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance. Recipients will be required to provide a short biography and headshot upon award notification.
If the scholarship recipient is the authorized representative of a UPPO member company and his/her employment is terminated either voluntarily or involuntarily, or reduced to less than full-time, the recipient is no longer eligible for renewal. If the recipient changes employment from one UPPO member company to another and maintains membership as an authorized representative of the UPPO member company, he/she may maintain renewal eligibility.
Dependent students may maintain their eligibility for renewal even if their parent or guardian is no longer employed by the UPPO member company.
Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.
All awards are paid in U.S. dollars.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and 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 Unclaimed Property Professional Organization 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.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization. Payment is made in early August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than December 18, 2021 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.