Featured Partner Scholarships: April 2022
By Matt Konrad
With a new month comes a new round of featured Scholarship America partner scholarships! For April, we’re highlighting scholarships for construction careers; awards to help you take control of your finances; and a unique program for students with incarcerated parents who have graduated from the Aramark IN2WORK program.
Read on for more, and visit our Browse Scholarships page to see everything you can apply for right now!
IN2(the)FUTURE Scholarship Program
The purpose of IN2WORK is to teach students how to function in a workplace setting and work as a team, which leads to an increase in public safety and a decrease in future victimization. Students learn accountability and responsibility through disciplined classroom and hands-on training. By building competent and confident graduates, graduates are set up for success when returning to their communities.
“We have continued to invest and drive innovation around IN2WORK because we have a genuine interest in helping former offenders’ transition back into society, and know the program works,” said Tim Barttrum, President of Aramark’s Correctional Services group. “We consistently see results with those who implement the program including increased self-worth, esteem, and morale – factors that have been proven to promote a safer environment and more positive outcomes for our graduates.”
Since the program’s inception in 2009, more than 6,000 people have graduated from its curriculum—and now, the new IN2(the)FUTURE scholarship will help the children of those IN2WORK graduates pursue their own educational goals.
Up to 55 IN2(the)FUTURE scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded to the children, age 25 and under, of incarcerated parents who have completed and graduated from theIN2WORK program. If you’re one of those children*, you’re invited to apply as long as you’re a high school senior, high school graduate or current college undergraduate, and you plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
To be eligible, you’ll need to have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). Awards are not renewable, but you may reapply each year that you’re eligible, for a maximum of four years.
* Children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children
Applications are open until May 6. Apply Now >
School of ACE Scholarship Program
Since 1968, ACE has helped its customers access the financial services they need when it matters. ACE Cash Express offers a broad range of financial products and services, including short-term loans, card services, check cashing, money transfers, bill payments, and money orders—and the new School of ACE Scholarship Program is here to help students in the 24 states (plus the District of Columbia) served by ACE.
Applications are open to students in all majors and fields of study, as long as you have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) and live in one of the following states/districts:
Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia
Scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to high school seniors, high school graduates or current college undergraduates who plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
Applications are open until April 21. Apply Now >
Takeoff Scholarship Program
The Takeoff Scholarship Program was established to foster greater diversity in the homebuilding, construction and professional contracting industries – and to help more students from underprivileged backgrounds pursue degrees and careers in the field.
The first class of Takeoff Scholars was named in 2021; you can meet them on the Takeoff Scholarship website. To help more students as they work toward their goals, the program is once again providing $10,000 awards to 2022’s Takeoff Scholars. To apply, you must be a college undergraduate who has completed at least 12 college credits at the time of application. Applicants are required to attend one of 17 eligible schools in Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina or Tennessee, and to self-identify as American Indian or Alaska Native; Black or African American; or Hispanic or Latino.
Financial need will be considered, and Takeoff Scholars must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study for the entire upcoming academic year, pursuing a degree and future career in one of the following fields:
- Building Science
- Construction Management
- Construction Engineering
- Entrepreneurship (with Building Supply, Construction Trade, or Homebuilding focus)
In addition to the scholarship award, Takeoff Scholars will be paired with professional mentors to help you work through college and career questions. If your goal is to work in construction, contracting or homebuilding, and you’re facing financial difficulty paying for college, don’t miss out on this opportunity!
Applications are open until May 16. Apply Now >