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Valmet Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: December 31, 2019 3:00 pm CT

Valmet has established the Valmet Scholarship Program to assist U.S. and Canadian employees’ children who plan to continue their education in college. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited four-year college or university of the student’s choice.

This scholarship 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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants to the Valmet Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children of active regular full-time Valmet U.S. and Canadian employees who have a minimum of one year of continuous employment with the company as of the application deadline date
  • Graduating high school seniors (Students outside the U.S. must be in their final year of upper or higher secondary school)
  • Planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year

*Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive:

  • a $4,000 (U.S.) award
  • Up to four (4) awards will be granted each yea

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by Valmet.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

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

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Valmet play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

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 Valmet. Payment is made in one installment on August 1.

Application Information

Interested students must complete the application in English and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades and any other required documents to Scholarship America postmarked no later than . Grade reports are not acceptable. Online transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment card is not received within three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship America to verify that the application has been received.

Due to differences in educational systems, Canadian secondary school students must include clear photocopies of the following materials:

  • English translations for all non-English documents
  • Academic record (transcript of grades) for all secondary education course work completed during the past three years
  • Results of academic examinations

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. For U.S. and Canadian students, instructions for completing the Financial Data section of the application are available. 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: May 21, 2019. 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:

Email: support@scholarshipamerica.org
Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the Valmet Scholarship Program

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:

Valmet Scholarship Program
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082