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Joseph and Elizabeth Walder Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: June 17, 2020 3:00 pm CT

Danaher Corporation on behalf of Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. has established the Joseph and Elizabeth Walder Scholarship Program to assist Integrated DNA Technologies domestic and international associates who plan to continue their education in college or professional certification coursework related to the associate’s role at the company.

This 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, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Eligibility

Applicants to the Joseph and Elizabeth Walder Scholarship Program must:

  • Be Integrated DNA Technologies domestic or international associates who have a minimum of one (1) year employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
  • Continue to be employed at Integrated DNA Technologies and be in good standing as it pertains to performance standards at the time each scholarship check is mailed. If an associate leaves Integrated DNA Technologies they would forfeit their scholarship award.
  • Currently have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Plan to enroll, or be enrolled, in part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year. Professional certification coursework is also accepted.

 Associates at grade level M4 and above (IDT L1 associates) are not eligible to apply.

Process

Please submit an application via the Scholarship America Hub using the Apply Now button below this section. As part of your application, you must upload the following:

In addition to the Joseph and Elizabeth Walder Scholarship Program, the Scholarship America Hub can provide you access to additional external scholarship programs you may be eligible to apply for once you complete your profile. A profile has to be completed in the Scholarship America Hub to start the Joseph and Walder Scholarship Program application. PLEASE NOTE: No minimum GPA is required for this program.  The Recommender and Documents sections on the Hub are not utilized for IDT’s program, but a completed Associate Coursework Approval form is required to be uploaded with your application.

Your application is NOT complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub by 3:00 p.m. Central Time on June 17, 2020.

Awards

Up to 16 awards will be granted as follows:

  • One (1) award of $10,000 will be granted to the applicant with the highest merit.
  • Fifteen (15) awards of $2,000 will be granted to other applicants with the highest merit.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

(NOTE: A student may only receive the $10,000 award one time. If selected as a recipient in future years, previous recipients of the $10,000 award will only be eligible to receive a $2,000 award.)

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study, as well as professional certification coursework.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of a statement of goals and aspirations, and unusual personal or family circumstances. Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Danaher Corporation or Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in late July. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. The $2,000 award payments are sent in one installment in mid-August, and the $10,000 award payment is sent in two installments in mid-August and mid-December. Recipients outside the U.S. will receive wire transfers upon verification of enrollment.

Please submit an application via the Scholarship America Hub using the Apply Now button located below this section. As part of your application, you must upload the following:

Your application is NOT complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub by 3:00 p.m. Central Time on June 17, 2020.

Danaher Corporation on behalf of Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!