The WM Scholarships
The scholarship programs are administered by Scholarship America®. Scholarship America is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement 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 are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.
Applicants to the WM General Scholarship, the Stephanie Valdez Memorial Scholarship and the Jim and Tracy Fish Scholarship must be:
WM General Scholarship, the Stephanie Valdez Memorial Scholarship and the Jim and Tracy Fish Scholarship Awards:
Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance, maintaining full-time enrollment in an accredited undergraduate course of study and continued full-time (30 hours or more per week) employment of the student’s parent at WM.
Recipients who attend a United States Military Service Academy will receive a one-time grant of $1,000 for their first year only. No additional funds will be awarded for subsequent years of study unless the student transfers to another type of eligible institution. Recipients who transfer from a U.S. Service Academy to an otherwise eligible institution may have their scholarship status and award amount reviewed by notifying Scholarship America in writing of their revised plans.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation. Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, will also be considered in determining the size of the award.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of WM play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Recipients may receive only one award from any of the scholarships WM sponsors.
Applicants will be notified in June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of WM.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 23, 2022 3:00 pm CT.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.