College Scholarships, Large Corporation Support

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10 corporate backed scholarship opportunities

When it comes to finding college scholarship money, students often turn to aggregation sites to discover what is available to them. While some of these sites include a lot of helpful information, they don’t list every college scholarship or grant opportunity available to college bound and current students.

college studentsQuite frankly, it is nearly impossible to track every scholarship offered as the list of players often changes from year to year as does their funding. In some cases smaller scholarship committees have chosen to pare back or not offer assistance in lean years in a bid to continue helping current recipients while also waiting for the economic climate to rebound.

Fortunately, there are a number of programs funded by deep pocketed corporations whose wells are regularly replenished and whose recipients can look forward to generous assistance. We thought you’d be interested in knowing about some of these college funding leaders and how you can be the beneficiary of their largesse.

Please note some of the addresses supplied here may NOT be the same as to where your scholarship application should be sent. Follow the instructions on the respective websites for that information.

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation – You’ve been buying his computers for years (ok, maybe a MAC) and have helped make Dell one of the largest computer manufacturers in the world. With its business success the Dell Foundation wants to help you succeed too. The application for the Dell Scholars Program Class of 2011 will open in November 2010.

Dell Scholars Program
PO Box 163867
Austin, TX 78716
512-600-5586
dellscholars.org/public/

Walmart Foundation Scholarship Programs – The world’s largest retailer gives back to the community in so many different ways. More than $9 million in academic scholarships was awarded by Walmart to help students for the 2010-2011 school year.

Walmart
702 SW 8th Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72716-8611
479-273-4000
walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/8736.aspx

General Electric (GE)/LULAC Scholarship – GE does bring good things to life especially if you are a US citizen or legal resident with a minority status. GE offers two $5000 awards to recipients; deadline July 15.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Educational Services Centers, Inc.
2000 L Street Northwest #610
Washington, DC 20036
202-835-9646
lnesc.org/

Costco Scholarship Fund – As one of the largest warehouse clubs of its kind, Washington state headquartered Costco Wholesale endeavors to give back to the community. The Costco Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to highly qualified underrepresented minority students who wish to attend Seattle University or the University of Washington.

Costco Wholesale
999 Lake Dr.
Issaquah, WA 98027
425-313-8100
costcoscholarshipfund.org/InformationForStudent.htm

Boeing College Scholarships – The world’s largest airliner manufacturer contributes to historically black and other minority dominated schools. Information about these scholarships is available through the respective institutions.

Boeing Corporation
100 North Riverside
Chicago, Illinois 60606
312-544-2000
boeing.com/educationrelations/scholarships/

Caterpillar Student Development Programs – As one of the largest heavy equipment manufacturers in the world, Caterpillar is a familiar name on the farm as well as around the construction pit. To that end, the company offers numerous financing opportunities for grade school through college students.

Caterpillar
100 N.E. Adams St.
Peoria, IL 61629
309-675-1000
cat.com/cda/layout?m=190503&x=7

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship – Since 2001, Comcast’s college scholarship program has recognized nearly 11,500 students around the country, giving away more than $11.5 million in scholarship grants per the recommendations of high school guidance counselors and principals.

Comcast
1 Comcast Center
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-286-1700
comcast.com/Corporate/About/InTheCommunity/Partners/LeadersAndAchievers.html

The CHS Foundation – CHS grants up to $1,000 to innovative academic and leadership programs that strengthen student learning and enhance professional development. CHS is a large energy, grains and food company whose mission is to invest in rural America.

The CHS Foundation
5500 Cenex Drive
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
800-814-0506
chsfoundation.org/apply.html

Tyson Foods – Tyson Foods contributes to numerous scholarship funds, including national FFA (Future Farmers of America), LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens), Hispanic Women’s Organization, United Negro College Fund, single parent and independent scholarship associations, and donations to various university scholarship programs. Therefore, your best chance of applying for funding is through the previously mentioned funding sources directly.

Tyson Foods
2200 Don Tyson Pkwy.
Springdale, AR 72762
479-290-4000
tyson.com/Corporate/Sustainability/CharitableGiving.aspx

Schering-Plough Will to Win Scholarships – For students battling asthma, Schering-Plough offers ten college scholarships annually in five areas of study: performing arts, visual arts, community service, athletics and science.

Schering-Plough
The “Will to Win” Scholarship Program
PO Box 6503
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
908-298-4000
schering-ploughwilltowin.com

Thanks for checking out our list; more to follow!

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