College Scholarships

The growth of the Foundation’s scholarship program has been nothing short of phenomenal. Since its inception in 1998, the CGA Educational Foundation has awarded $4.6 million to CGA member company employees and their dependents. For the 2017/18 program year, the Educational Foundation expects to offer more than 300 scholarships totaling in excess of $500,000. This includes four types of scholarships: CGAEF funded, Legacy, Donor and Piggyback Partnership Scholarships.

Applying for a scholarship

Applications for the scholarship program are available January 1 through April 1 only. To determine your eligibility, please review the qualifications below.

Click here to apply online.  Once you have created an account and are logged in, click the link “Apply for a Scholarship” on the right side of the page.  Enter program key CGA.

Scholarship Qualifications

CGA Educational Foundation scholarships are open to high school seniors, college undergraduate and graduate students who are employees of, or the dependent sons or daughters of employees of, a CGA member company.  The employee must have been employed by a CGA member company for at least one year as of the April 1, 2017 program deadline and must be employed at the time the awards are announced.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, evidence of outstanding character and leadership potential. Additionally, a number of awards have specific eligibility criteria. By completing one application, students are evaluated for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

Undergraduate student applicants must be planning to enroll as a full-time college student in the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters at an accredited college or university in the United States.  Some scholarships are available to part-time enrolled students as well.

Graduate student applicants must be planning to enroll in a graduate program during the Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 semester at an accredited college or university in the United States.

All scholarships are one-time awards that are applied toward the recipient’s educational expenses at any accredited college or university in the United States. Awards are not renewable; however, students can re-apply each year as long as they continue to meet the eligibility requirements.