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U.S. Cellular Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: April 15, 2020 3:00 pm CT

The U.S. Cellular® Scholarship Program is designed to promote education and make financial assistance for education available to sons and daughters of U.S. Cellular associates. Our scholarship program is symbolic of our conviction that education is key to America’s future. We sincerely hope that these scholarships will be of lasting value to those students who receive them. We at U.S. Cellular are delighted to invest in the future of our work force.

Applicants to the U.S. Cellular Scholarship Program must be:

  • A child, up to the age of 23, of a full-time associate of U.S. Cellular® with one year of continuous service at the time of application, and who are employed at the time the award checks are issued
  • Accepted into full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. Students already in their final year of undergraduate study may not apply

*Children of U.S. Cellular Officers are not eligible for this program.

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to five (5) awards will be granted this year.

No more than one award will be granted at a U.S. Cellular location in the same year provided there are qualified applicants. A limit of one award per family per year may be granted.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study, continued employment of the student’s parent at U.S. Cellular, and continuation of the program by U.S. Cellular. Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified by late May whether or not they have been selected to receive an award.

Payment of Scholarships

Awards will be processed in two equal installments by Scholarship America on behalf of U.S. Cellular. Checks will be mailed directly to each recipient’s home address on August 1 and December 15. If eligible, a renewal application will be included with your December check. Checks are payable to the educational institution for the student.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • academic record
  • demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • honors
  • work experience
  • statement of goals and aspirations
  • unusual personal or family circumstances
  • an outside appraisal

Selection of the scholarship recipients is made by Scholarship America. Other than to verify employment and eligibility of the associate parent, in no instance does any officer or associate of U.S. Cellular view any of the application materials or participate in the selection process.

All applicants agree to accept the decisions as final.

Privacy Policy

Participation in the U.S. Cellular Scholarship program is voluntary. By submitting the U.S. Cellular Scholarship Program application, you are agreeing to share your financial and personal identifiable information with Scholarship America, a third party, which administers this program on behalf of the U.S. Cellular.

The scholarship application is confidential and will not be shared with U.S. Cellular – except when needed for servicing purposes (e.g., confirmation of employment, to assist with eligibility, communication, etc.), or as required by law. Personally identifiable information (e.g. employee name, employee id, employee email, dependent child’s home address, email address, date of birth, etc.) will not be shared with another third-party except for servicing the scholarship (e.g. scholarship recipient checks or status of the scholarship recipient at their university, etc.).

The scholarship application becomes the property of Scholarship America. Non-recipient applications are maintained for one year and then destroyed. Scholarship recipient applications are maintained for the award period plus one additional year, and then destroyed.

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 15, 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. High school seniors or students who have completed less than one full term of postsecondary school should submit a high school transcript. Students who have completed the equivalent of one term or more postsecondary credits should provide transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended.

Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment is not received within three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship America to verify that their 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. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America.

Application Instructions

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

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

  1. Save a copy of the form to your personal data storage device
  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
  4. When finished, print the completed form

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: April 15, 2020. The mailing address is on the application form.

NOTE: You will need Adobe iconADOBE Reader 6.0 or greater to open, use and print this PDF fill-in-the-blank form. If you do not have this free software installed on your computer, click on the ADOBE icon. Follow the directions to install ADOBE Reader (free download), then return to this page to proceed.

Questions? Contact us:

Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the U.S. Cellular Scholarship Program

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:

U.S. Cellular Scholarship Program
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082