ProGrowth Scholarship Program

We are pleased to announce the ProGrowth Scholarship Program.

Under this program, high school seniors at Sibley East and Nicollet Public High Schools can apply for financial assistance of up to $2000 for a four-year period to help them in their post-high school studies. This scholarship can be applied to the tuition cost of any accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical college.

The program is administered by an independent organization - Scholarship Management Services. Scholarship Management Services reviews each application individually using a system, which evaluates vocational-technical students and university students independently. In their evaluation process, academic performance is given the same consideration as non-academic activities.

We hope the ProGrowth Scholarship Program can make a difference and help students achieve their dreams and goals.

If eligible, apply before the postmark deadline, April 10th.

The Program

ProGrowth has established a scholarship program to assist students who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services®, a division of Scholarship America®. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Eligibility

Applicants to the scholarship program must be: High School Seniors at Sibley East or Nicollet Public High Schools with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to 3.5, on a 4.0 scale, who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical college.

Children of Progressive Growth Corp. employees are eligible to apply.

Awards

Four scholarship awards of up to a total of $2,000 each will be awarded to graduating high school seniors from Sibley East and Nicollet Public High Schools. Two seniors from each school will be awarded $500 each year. Awards are renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is obtained, whichever occurs first, for college or university students. Awards for vocational-technical school students are renewable for the second year to complete the degree requirements of the program. Renewable awards will be dependent on the satisfactory academic performance of the student.

All awards are for undergraduate study only.

A total $8,000 in Scholarship awards are available, to be split equally between the two schools.

Application 

Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades to Scholarship Management Services postmarked no later than April 10th. Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment card is not received within three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship Management Services to verify that the application has been received.

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applicants are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship Management Services.

Selection of Recipients 

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record

  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities

  • Honors

  • Work experience

  • Statement of goals and aspirations

  • Unusual personal or family circumstances

  • An outside appraisal.

Applications from college-bound students and vocational-technical students are evaluated in two separate groups.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship Management Services. In no instance does any officer or employee of ProGrowth play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Applicants will be notified by June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarship

Scholarship Management Services processes the scholarship payments on behalf of Progressive Growth Corp. Payments are made in two equal installments on August 15th and December 30th. Checks are mailed to each recipient’s home address and are made payable jointly to the student and the school, and must be endorsed by both.

Obligations

Recipients have no obligation to Progressive Growth Corp. They are, however, to notify Scholarship Management Services of any changes of address, school information, or other relevant information.

Revisions

Progressive Growth Corp. reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.

Additional Information

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:

ProGrowth Scholarship Program 
Scholarship Management Services 
One Scholarship Way 
St. Peter, MN 56082

Telephone 507.931.1682