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Featured Partner Scholarships: April/May 2022

By Matt Konrad

With College Signing Day drawing near, the scholarship season is in its home stretch—but there are plenty of generous scholarships still available to help you out, no matter where you decide your higher education home will be. Scholarship America is proud to introduce a new, renewable $25,000/year scholarship in memory of our late board chair; in addition, we have open programs geared toward STEM scholars, future culinary professionals and students in Arizona, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan and Tennessee. Find out more below and visit our scholarship listing for all current opportunities!

Barry Griswell Scholarship 

Former Scholarship America Board Chair Barry Griswell was a passionate, lifelong advocate for students. He was dedicated to helping underserved young people overcome difficult circumstances. That dedication was inspired by his own experiences, which saw him emerge from a difficult upbringing, attend college with the help of scholarships, and become a business leader, philanthropist and author. 

We were devastated when Barry passed away unexpectedly in 2020. To honor his work, life and legacy, Scholarship America worked with Barry’s loved ones, colleagues and fellow Board Members to raise funds for a truly impactful scholarship in his name—and we are proud to be accepting applications for the inaugural Barry Griswell Scholarship, through May 23. 

The Barry Griswell Scholarship is providing renewable awards of up to $25,000/year for students with financial need who are pursuing associate’s or bachelor’s degrees. Awards are renewable for up to five total years—and they are designed with flexibility and student needs at the forefront. 

Each cohort of Barry Griswell Scholars will be able to count on financial, cultural and social support from Scholarship America. What’s more, Scholars will also be able to count on each other for inspiration and connection through college and beyond.  

To apply for the Barry Griswell Scholarship, you must be a high school senior, a high school/GED graduate or a current college undergrad. Current students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). Applicants will be asked to demonstrate financial need, and to tell us about obstacles you’ve overcome in pursuit of education. 

Applicants must be United States citizens, permanent residents or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), and must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S. for the entire upcoming academic year. 

Applications are open until May 23. Apply Now > 

Navisite’s Next Steminist Scholarship Program 

 Navisite is a trusted digital transformation partner for growing and established global brands. The company is also committed to supporting the communities and causes that matter most to them. Navisite established the #NaviGivesBack initiative to celebrate the good that happens when employees support each other inside and outside of the organization.    

As part of that initiative, Navisite is proud to once again offer the Next Steminist Scholarship, designed to help close the gender gap in tech and encourage young women to go after their dreams in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The program provides a $10,000 scholarship award to three eligible female candidates who are currently pursuing or plan to pursue a degree in STEM. 

 Navisite’s Next Steminist Scholarship applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who identify as female and are age 25 or younger as of the application deadline. You must also be a current high school senior or graduate or current college undergraduate enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in an eligible major for the entire upcoming academic year. 

Your academic performance will also be considered. All applicants are required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). In addition, Navisite is asking applicants to submit a 60-second video discussing your dream career – and how a STEM degree will help you make a positive impact on the world.  

If you’re ready to level up your future and pursue your passion in STEM, don’t miss out on this opportunity to earn $10,000 toward a life-changing degree! 

Applications are open until May 17. Apply Now > 

OTR Diversity in Business Scholarship  

OTR Capital is a transportation-focused factoring company with a foundation built on providing reliable cash flow solutions and elite back-office support to companies across the country. OTR offers America’s truck owner-operators the tools they need to build for success.  

As part of OTR’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, the company started the OTR Diversity in Business Scholarship, now in its second year. Designed to support students in OTR Capital’s states of Arizona, Georgia and Tennessee, the Diversity in Business Scholarship is providing $2,800 awards to college undergraduates from traditionally underserved populations in these states. 

To apply, you must be a current undergraduate student who plans to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year. You must be an Arizona, Georgia or Tennessee resident, and you must self-identify as one or more of the following: 

  • American Indian or Alaska Native 
  • Asian 
  • Black or African American 
  • Hispanic or Latino 
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 
  • Female (any race or ethnicity) 
  • LGBTQIA+ (any race or ethnicity) 
  • Disabled or developmentally disabled 

There are no restrictions on your major or GPA requirements, but financial need will be considered.  

Applications are open until May 26. Apply Now >

Tanya D. Bloker Memorial Scholarship 

Corium is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company that is leading the development and commercialization of central nervous system (CNS) healthcare therapies. With offices in Boston and Grand Rapids, Michigan, Corium works to provide clinicians with important treatment options for patients, their families, and their caregivers.  

As the head of marketing for Corium, Tanya Bloker was passionate about people. This was evident in her tenacious spirit and the way she approached her work supporting patients and new treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Her love for people extended to her commitment to those who worked around her, helping them to achieve their potential, and to those less fortunate by finding ways to support them.

The Tanya D. Bloker Memorial Scholarship has been established in her memory, to support students in Boston (MA) and Grand Rapids (MI) who have been diagnosed with ADHD and who are pursuing a college education. 

If you live in one of those two cities and you have an ADHD diagnosis, you may be eligible to apply for one of two $5,000 awards. You must also be a high school senior, high school graduate or current college undergraduate, planning to enroll in fulltime undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.  

Your financial need will be considered, and you’ll also be asked to provide a verified ADHD diagnosis to be eligible. 

Applications are open until May 23. Apply Now > 

US Foods Scholars Program  

US Foods is a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed — and proudly supporting programs that help underserved youth reach their culinary dreams. 

The US Foods Scholars Program is designed to help the next generation of cooks, chefs and foodservice professionals — students who have demonstrated outstanding potential and achievement in the culinary arts, and require additional resources to take the next step of their culinary journey. Scholarship awards of up to $20,000 help inspire students to reach their dreams, and US Foods is proud to help them make it happen.  

For the 2022 program, US Foods is awarding scholarships at these six partner schools: 

  • Austin Community College – Austin, TX 
  • Bethune-Cookman University – Daytona Beach, FL 
  • International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA 
  • Linn-Benton Community College – Portland, OR 
  • Tuskegee University – Tuskegee, AL 
  • Wake Technical Community College – Raleigh, NC 

Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students or students planning to enroll at one of the above partner schools for the entire upcoming academic year. Applicants must also be pursuing a two-year, associate degree in the culinary arts or a related discipline, including, but not limited to, culinary science, baking and pastry arts, and food business management or be pursuing a 4-year bachelor’s degree in hospitality management.  

See the application site for more details, and note that awards given to first-year students are renewable for a second year, provided you maintain an eligible GPA. 

Applications are open until May 24. Apply Now >