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 $3.5 million to CGA member company employees and their dependents. For the 2016/17 program year, the Educational Foundation expects to offer more than 300 scholarships totaling $500,000. This includes four types of scholarships: CGAEF funded, Legacy, Donor and Piggyback Partnership Scholarships.

Scholarship Qualifications

CGA Educational Foundation scholarships are open to high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are the dependent sons or daughters of employees or are themselves employees of a CGA member company. Graduate students, who are also CGA member employees, are also available for some awards. The employee must have been employed since January 1, 2015 and still be employed at the time 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 full-time college students in the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters at an accredited college or university in the United States.

Graduate student applicants must be planning to enroll in a graduate program during the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 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.

Applying for a scholarship

Applications for the scholarship program are available January 1 through April 1 only.

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.