United States Steel Foundation, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist children of active, full-time employees of U. S. Steel (including Big River Steel and UPI in the U.S., and expatriate employees based at U. S. Steel Košice).
This 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 U. S. Steel Scholarship Program must be:
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Recipients will be reflective of the diversity of the applicant pool received.
Awards may be renewed up to an additional three years or until a bachelors’ degree or certificate from a vocational-technical school is earned whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and conduct and full-time undergraduate enrollment. Renewal is also contingent on the continuation of the program by U. S. Steel Foundation, Inc.
Termination of Award
U. S. Steel Scholarships will be withdrawn if the recipient:
U. S. Steel will provide two (2) of the 2024 new recipients with an additional, one-time only, award of $5,000 each. These two (2) awards will be named the Christine Breves Trailblazer Scholarship and the Barry Melnkovic Maverick Scholarship.
Students, please add any relevant information into the goals statement and/or the activities, awards, and honors section of your application if you meet any of the requirements asked for in the two named awards. Only those students that meet objectives listed in the Trailblazer and/or Maverick Scholarships will be considered for these special awards.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
The program will be administered in full compliance with IRS Revenue Procedure 76-47.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Additional consideration will be given to students who show financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of U. S. Steel Foundation, Inc. play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of U. S. Steel Foundation, Inc. Payments are made in early August.
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.
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 7, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.
Students, please read the Recommender Instructions within the application.
Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.