Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

          Are you currently attending an accredited college or university or plan to attend one next Fall?  The Leon and Arline Harman Foundation is currently taking scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS



The Applicant must:


1.  Be currently working for one of the companies on the Foundation’s approved list, and have at least one year** of service before the beginning of the fall quarter/semester.  The approved list contains all companies in the Harman Management consulting or food distribution network. **Applicant must work a minimum of 625 hours during the qualifying year of service.

2.  Be a U.S. citizen or have an alien registration card.

3.  Have a combined annual income for yourself and your parents, if still a dependent of your parents, of less than $100,000 for those living in the San Francisco Bay area, or $75,000 for employees living in all other areas.  Those applicants who are no longer a dependent of their parents should use their income along with their spouse’s income (if applicable) to determine income eligibility.  Note:  If there are extraordinary circumstances regarding these financial requirements they will be considered on a case by case basis.

4.  Be a high school graduate or have earned a GED certificate.  Preference will be given to applicants who have a 2.8 or higher grade point average.

5.  Complete the Application form and submit with it:

  1. A written recommendation from your manager/supervisor.
  2. A one to two page personal statement letter including the following:
    1. Academic plans and goals for the future.
    2. A statement of why you should be considered for a scholarship.
    3. Give an example of how you have used your motivation and initiative to solve problems in your life.
    4. Describe some challenges in your life that you have had to overcome.                                                                                                                          
GENERAL INFORMATION
   
1.  Both full and part-time students are encouraged to apply.  The maximum amount of scholarship money that may be awarded each academic year is $4,000, with no more than $2,000 to be funded in any one semester.  Funds must be used to cover tuition, books and student fees.  In order to retain the scholarship, the following criteria must be met:
A.  The student must be enrolled in an accredited college or university, working toward a bachelor’s degree.  Trade schools, cosmetology schools, job ready degree certifications, etc. are not eligible for the scholarship.
          B.  The student must maintain a 2.5 grade point average.
          C.  A minimum of 6 credit hours per semester must be maintained.

2.  Students already enrolled in an accredited college or university and are working toward a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply as long as they have an overall 2.5 GPA.

3.  Scholarships will be conditionally awarded, until the student can verify that they have been officially admitted to the college or university of their choice.

4.  The duration of the Scholarship is for one year, and may be renewed at the completion of the academic year.  Renewal will be based on the student making substantial academic progress towards obtaining a degree, maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or better, and showing a continued financial need.  Students in upper division classes (Junior or Senior status) may be eligible for additional funds.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS


In order to be considered for a scholarship for the fall semester of 2017, the following must be submitted no later than April 30, 2017:
  1. For non U.S. citizens, a copy of your alien registration card.
  2. An official high school transcript or a copy of your GED certificate.
  3. If you are currently attending a university or college, an official current transcript showing an overall 2.5 GPA or better.
  4. A written recommendation from your manager/supervisor.
  5. The application completed and signed.

A cover letter with your personal statements.  (Refer to number 5 under the eligibility requirements.).

More information can be obtained by logging onto our website at scholars.harmans.com or by contacting Janet Lint or Sherry Prendergast at the Finance & Technology Office for an application.  If you have any questions call Sherry at 801-313-8000, Ext 8088.
Submit completed applications to:             Sherry Prendergast
                                                                        Leon & Arline Harman Foundation       
                                                                        5544 South Green Street
                                                                        Murray, UT  84123

Application:

http://unpub.wpb.tam.us.siteprotect.com/var/m_7/7c/7c3/36926/427747-Scholarship Application 062615.pdf