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Waters Corporation Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Waters Corporation Scholarship Program has been established to recognize outstanding academic excellence by providing financial assistance for undergraduate study. Scholarships are awarded to eligible employees’ children worldwide.

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 Waters Corporation Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent children* of full or part-time employees of Waters Corporation, with a minimum of one year of service as of the application deadline date. (Children of employees who are members of the Waters Executive Committee are not eligible)

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

  • High school seniors or students in their final year of secondary school who are planning to enroll in a full-time course of study leading to a degree at an approved four-year college, university or the international equivalent.

Award Information:

  • Three renewable awards will be granted.
  • The top recipient will be granted a $10,000 award, and will be recognized with the Douglas A. Berthiaume Scholarship.
  • The remaining two (2) awards will be $7,500 each.
  • Awards are for education related expenses and may not exceed the verified cost of study.
  • 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 in a fulltime course of study and continuation of the program by Waters Corporation.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified at the end of April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Waters Corporation. Payments are made in equal installments at the beginning of August and mid-December.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Honors
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not considered.

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

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • Upper secondary school credential/diploma/certificate, if earned (International applicants only).
  • Results of examinations (International applicants only).
  • English translations must be provided for all non-English documents.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 6, 2021 3:00 pm CT.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub.

The Waters Corporation has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub! Once there you can learn more about the Scholarship Program, Register and Apply for the Scholarship. For questions, call: 1-507-931-1682