The mission of the We Energies and WPS Foundations Daughters and Sons Scholarship Program is to provide scholarships to children of active and retired employees to help them defray the costs associated with sending their children to post-secondary educational institutions. Competitive scholarships will be granted to eligible applicants to assist them attend the school of their choice.
This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships 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 are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.
Applicants to the We Energies and WPS Foundations Daughters and Sons Scholarship Program must be:
*Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the active or retired employee.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive award ranging from $1,000 to $4,000. Financial need will be considered in determining the amount of each award. Potential recipients who demonstrate no need will be eligible to receive an honorarium at the minimum amount of $1,000.
Awards are renewable up to three (3) years until a degree or certificate is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and the continuation of the program by the sponsor. Renewal students may not decline their award and reapply to the program for a larger award amount.
Awards are for undergraduate study only, and are for qualified education-related expenses only (tuition, fees, books and required supplies).
Applicants will be notified mid-April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need will be considered. After recipients are selected, financial need is assessed to determine the amount of each award. Recipients who do not demonstrate financial need or whose parent(s) choose not to supply the requested financial information will be eligible to receive a minimum award.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the We Energies and WPS Foundations become involved in the selection process.
On behalf of the We Energies and WPS Foundations, Scholarship America will pay scholarship awards in early August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 20, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.