Vista Outdoor has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
The 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 for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Vista Outdoor Learning for Life Scholarship Program must:
**Full-time is defined as employees who are scheduled on average 32 hours a week or more
Children of officers of Vista Outdoor (as defined by Vice President and higher positions) are ineligible to apply.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,000 award. Up to 20 awards will be granted.
Awards are one-time only and are not renewable. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements; however, applicants may receive an award only one time. The award payments will be issued in U.S. dollars (USD).
The selection of recipients will reflect and be representative of Vista Outdoor’s locations, as long as there are qualified applicants.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
All applicants will be notified in mid-June.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Vista Outdoor. Payment is made in mid-August.
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.
Academic evaluation will include a review of the grade/mark average based on the grading system used in the applicant’s country and a review of the results of academic examinations.
Financial need is not considered.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Vista Outdoor 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.
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. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
Clear photocopies of the following educational documents must be sent with the application along with English translations for all non-English documents:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 9, 2022 3:00 pm CT.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.