GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$40,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 3

Friday
Awarded By:

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Approximately 18 awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be a high school senior attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths.
  4. Must plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor's degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
  5. Must demonstrate strong academic performance with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must demonstrate financial need (as determined by Scholarship Management Services, administrator of the program), and demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, at the workplace, and within the community.

Application requirements for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letters (3)
  • Transcript
  • Tax return
  • Interview (finalists only)
Additional Information: Qualified applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria: demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; and demonstrate financial need as determined by Scholarship Management Services. Scholarship Management Services will select 120 semifinalists on a competitive and diverse basis from all eligible applicants. Semifinalists will be notified by email on or before Feb. 4, 2019. Applicants not selected as semifinalists also will be notified by email at this time. Semifinalists will be required to submit the following documentation within 11 days of the emailed notification: current complete transcript of high school grades; nomination form completed by an eligible community leader; and first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 on which applicant was claimed as a dependent. The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program selection committee will review finalist applications, interview top candidates via Skype or telephone, and select up to 20 recipients. Recipients will be notified by the beginning of May by U.S. mail with a return mailer for verifying enrollment. Semifinalists and finalists not selected as recipients will be notified by email at this same time. The following individuals and members of their immediate families are ineligible for this award: employees and members of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation; employees and docents of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) who administer the Ronald Reagan Library; members of the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program advisory committee; employees, commercial customers of and suppliers to the General Electric Company; employees of Scholarship America; and employees of any affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and General Electric.

Award Amount: $10,000 annually, renewable. The award may be used over a period of six consecutive years from the initial award date for a total award of $40,000 on the basis of continued enrollment at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. with a full-time course load, a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and submission of a written personal update. Recipients are strongly encouraged to continue the leadership and service they demonstrated in high school and to stay engaged with the program sponsors. Awards are for undergraduate and graduate studies and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, required supplies, and on-campus room and board.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $40,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 3

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 3

Applications are available online on the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation website. The scholarship application process is managed by Scholarship America's Scholarship Management Services. Students must apply online via the Scholarship Management Services application. No hard copies will be accepted prior to being invited to do so during the semifinalist stage. Before beginning the application process, the student should gather the following information: parent or alternate contact's telephone number and email address; most recent transcript of grades; extracurricular and volunteer activities; work experience; short statement of his/her educational and career objectives; ideas on his/her leadership experience for the required essay; financial information from his/her parents' most recently filed tax return; and names, titles, telephone numbers, and email addresses of his/her high school principal, guidance counselor, and one other person at his/her school, in his/her community, or at his/her workplace who can speak to his/her qualifications. These three individuals may be contacted by the Foundation to support and verify the student's application information. Please note: The student must certify he/she has secured one of the three to be his/her nominator if needed at the semifinalist stage. Qualified candidates may apply until 11:59 p.m. CST on the deadline date, or until 25,000 applications have been received, whichever occurs first.
Contact: Erin Korsvall
Address: 40 Presidential Drive Simi Valley, California 93065

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