Featured Partner Scholarships: February 2022
By Matt Konrad
Scholarship season is busier than ever, and we have something for everyone to feature this month: scholarships just for technical school students, U.S. service veterans and STEM scholars in Washington State—plus a renewable $10k STEM program and internship opportunity from Lockheed Martin, open to students across the country. Here are the details!
Amcor Technical School Scholarship
Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal care, and other products. Through Amcor Cares, the company supports the communities where its colleagues live and work. In 2022, they are launching a scholarship program to support the next generation of skilled and technical workers, and tradespeople.
The Amcor Technical School Scholarship program will award up to 20 scholarships of $2,500 each to aspiring members of the skilled workforce. If you’re a high school senior or graduate and you plan to pursue a certificate or associate’s degree in an industrial skilled trade (such as mechanical, electronics or automation programs), you may be eligible to apply.
Scholarship recipients must also reside in one of the following states:
- New York
- North Carolina
In addition, you must have the equivalent of a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and plan to enroll in fulltime study at an accredited two-year college or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
If that’s you, and you’re looking for help paying for school, don’t miss out on this program!
Applications are open through March 7. Apply Now >
Andreas Heiberg Scholarship
Andreas Heiberg was born and raised in Figgjo, Norway, moving to Zurich, Switzerland as a young man to earn a Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering from the prestigious ETH University. He was recruited by Boeing and moved to Seattle to work on the company’s supersonic transport project; after developing his expertise in logistics planning, he embarked on a 40-year career with the Polar Science Center, becoming a respected name in polar research and exploration.
When Andy passed away in 2021, his family established the Andreas Heiberg Scholarship to celebrate his life and enthusiasm for learning. In honor of his adopted home and his passion for practical knowledge, the Andreas Heiberg Scholarship is providing $3,000 awards for up to 15 students in the state of Washington who are pursuing degrees in eligible STEM fields.
To apply, you must be a high school senior, graduate or current college undergraduate living in Washington, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent). To be eligible, you must also be planning to enroll in fulltime undergraduate study in a non-medical STEM field at an accredited four-year college or university in the state of Washington for the entire upcoming academic year.
Andreas Heiberg understood the importance of scientific and mathematical principles in developing and implementing solutions to practical problems. He would be gratified knowing he is helping deserving students continue their education.
Applications are open until March 1. Apply Now >
Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
The Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship program, launched in 2019, provides opportunities to students who want to build their talents and change the world— particularly those from diverse backgrounds and communities historically underrepresented in STEM fields.
With $10,000 awards, renewable each year, the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship helps students like 2021 scholar Lindsey pursue their goals without worrying about finances.
“It has been my lifelong dream to become an aerospace engineer and study at a top university like Georgia Tech,” said Lindsey. “As a child of a single parent, we have always tried our best to save money for college. However, being an out-of-state student makes it financially challenging to attend my dream school. Lockheed Martin’s generous $10,000 scholarship has given my mom and I reassurance about my future and has helped substantially alleviate the financial burden. I am committed to pursuing a higher education and joining my fellow women in STEM.”
The Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship program will continue to add up to 200 new recipients each year and is open to individuals studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities.
The ideal applicant will have demonstrated leadership capabilities, as evidenced by volunteerism, mentoring younger students, STEM-focused extracurricular activities or work experience.
For those looking at career options after graduation, scholarship recipients can opt-in to be contacted by Lockheed Martin recruitment teams regarding possible internship opportunities. All interested candidates and scholars must apply through the Lockheed Martin careers site to be considered for an internship.
Applications are open until April 1. Apply Now >
Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship and Emergency Grant Program
While military service comes with education benefits, many veterans returning to school still face gaps in funding – especially when it comes to unexpected costs and living expenses. The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship and Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant programs are designed to help veterans complete the postsecondary education or training they need to return to — and succeed in — civilian life and work.
The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship provides scholarships up to $5,000 per year, helping veterans and the spouses and widows of service disabled veterans cover costs that remain after they’ve used their military benefits and other grants. Scholarships are renewable each year, to help recipients focus on completing their degrees rather than worrying about paying for future costs.
Thanks to the Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship, students like Mark Frank have been able to pursue their post-service career goals. Mark, a four-year recipient of the scholarship, graduated from LSU in 2019 with a degree in petroleum engineering, and he credits the scholarship with giving him the time and freedom to devote to studies and activities including student government, Student Veterans of LSU, Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the American Association of Drilling Engineers.
“All of these organizations, without a doubt, contributed to my overall success as a student and assimilating back into civilian life,” he told Wells Fargo. “I learned to work with people from all different backgrounds and experiences and grew as an individual and leader. The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship significantly contributed to my ability to be so involved in university activities and organizations. The financial stress that I encountered starting school was quickly alleviated by receiving such a generous investment in my future.”
Of course, the college journey isn’t always smooth, and that’s why the Emergency Grant component of the program is there to help when financial setbacks strike. Veterans enrolled in higher education can apply for emergency grants when faced with unexpected bills or costs. Ranging up to $1,000, these immediate, one-time grants are designed to keep recipients in school and on track without creating undue financial hardship.
If you or a family member are a veteran, you may be able to benefit. If not, please take a moment to share the link with veterans and military families you know. The more we can spread the word, the more veterans we can help get through college!
Applications for Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarships are open until March 11. Apply Now >
Emergency grant applications are open via the same link as long as funds are available.