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YKK AP America Inc. Dependent Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: April 5, 2021 3:00 pm CT

YKK AP America Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education at an accredited two- or four-year college, CEGEP or university or vocational-technical school (or equivalent) for the entire upcoming academic year

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, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the YKK AP America Inc. Dependent Scholarship Program must:

  • Be dependent* children, age 24, as of the application open date and under, of full-time YKK AP America Inc. employees of the Sponsor located in the U.S. and Canada who have a minimum of (1) one year of employment with the Sponsor as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the Employee’s household or primarily supported by the Employee.
  • Be high school seniors/students in the final year of upper secondary school, high school graduates or current college undergraduates (including CEGEP) enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, CEGEP or university or vocational-technical school (or equivalent) for the entire upcoming academic year.

Children of officers are ineligible.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of goals and aspirations
  • 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 YKK AP America play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in late May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of YKK AP America Inc. Payments are made in August.

The award payments will be issued in U.S. currency.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. Up to 6 awards will be granted. Assuming there are qualified applicants, up to (3) three awards of $2,000 each will be granted to students enrolling in or already enrolled in a four-year college or university (or equivalent) and up to (3) three awards of $1,000 each will be granted to student enrolling or already enrolled in a two­ year college (or equivalent) or vocational-technical school.

$2,000 Awards: Awards are renewable up to (3) three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance, maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) (including CEGEP) . Parent of dependent must be an Employee at the time any award is granted.

$1,000 Awards: Awards are renewable for (1) one additional year or until a degree or certificate is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). Parent of dependent must be an Employee at the time any award is granted.

*Recipients attending a four-year college/university must reapply to the program if transferring to a two- year college or vocational-technical school.

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

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 8, 2021 3:00 pm.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

YKK AP America Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!