FMCNA Announces 3rd Annual Scholarship Winners
FMCNA announces third annual Scholarship Program winners
Two hundred children and grandchildren of Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) employees have been awarded scholarships as part of the company’s annual program to help families get ahead through education.
Again this year, two hundred children and grandchildren of FMCNA employees have been awarded scholarships up to $3,000 for post-secondary education.
The students, all of whom are enrolled in post-secondary educational programs, received their awards of up to $3,000 in August. The scholarships are renewable each year they remain in school and as long as the sponsoring individual remains FMCNA employee.
The winners come from states and schools from across the country. They are the sons, daughters and grandchildren of FMCNA employees who work in various departments.
An independent organization with experience administering similar programs evaluated almost 1,000 applications and selected the winners. The evaluators considered academic achievements and records, community involvement and essays written by all applicants.
In addition, the winners had to meet the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:
- Be a child or grandchild of an active FMCNA employee who has been employed for at least one year as of January 1 in the year in which the scholarships are awarded. (Children and grandchildren of Vice Presidents and above are not eligible to apply.)
- Be a high school senior; or an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at an accredited two- or four-year college/university/vocational school in the fall.
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
The awards ranged from $2,500 to $3,000 per academic year. Students majoring in Healthcare or Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) were eligible to receive up to $3,000.
The scholarships can be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies and materials required for course load at any accredited, nonprofit college or university in the United States.
Applications for next year’s scholarship program will be available in April 2016.