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 America. Scholarship
America 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
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.
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
This scholarship program is administered by
Scholarship Americaģ. Scholarship America is the nationís 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
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 4.0, 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. GPAs of 3.0 to 3.5 will be weighted higher
than GPAs of 3.5 to 4.0. Applicants may not be students enrolled in college through postsecondary
options on a full-time basis.
Children of Progressive Growth Corp. employees
are eligible to apply.
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
bachelorís 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.
Interested students must complete
application and mail it along with a current, complete
transcript of grades to Scholarship America 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 America to verify that the application has
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 America.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis
Demonstrated leadership and participation in
school and community activities
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
America. 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 America 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 recipientís home address and are made payable jointly to
the student and the school, and must be endorsed by both.
Recipients have no obligation to Progressive Growth
Corp. They are, however, to notify Scholarship America of
any changes of address, school information, or other relevant
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.
Questions regarding the scholarship program should be
ProGrowth Scholarship Program
One Scholarship Way
St. Peter, MN 56082