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U. S. Steel Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

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:

  • Children* of active, full-time U. S. employees** (including Big River Steel and UPI in the U.S., and expatriate employees based at
    U. S. Steel Košice). Employees must have attained one year of service as of the scholarship application deadline date.
    * Children include natural children, stepchildren, legally adopted children and legal wards.
    **Employees include exempt, nonexempt and union-represented.
  • Current high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year. Students attending United States service academies, or foreign colleges or universities are not eligible.

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U. S. Steel Scholarships will be withdrawn if the recipient:

  • Accepts an appointment to any United States Service Academy
  • Transfers to a foreign college or university
  • Fails to maintain satisfactory progress toward the degree
  • Fails to maintain status as a full-time student
  • Is suspended or put on probation by his/her institution for academic or disciplinary reasons
  • Fails to submit official academic transcript or other requested information

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.

  1. Christine Breves Trailblazer Scholarship – designed to support any student who is interested in studying business or finance to honor Christine’s trailblazing efforts as a woman in senior roles as Chief Procurement Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Recipient should demonstrate an interest in supporting/impacting and advancing women’s issues, as Christine was head of the Women’s inclusion Network (WIN) employee resource group at U. S. Steel.
  2. Barry Melnkovic Maverick Scholarship – designed to support any student with demonstrated interest/impact in driving diversity, and equity and inclusion either through their field of study or school/community extracurricular activities.

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:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual/Unique personal or family circumstance
  • Online recommendation

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:

  • 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 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.

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