The Wells Fargo is providing Veterans Scholarship Program that is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. The scholarship program provides scholarships to fill the unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school. This financial support will allow veterans to focus on completing their education and reduce reliance on student loans. Awards may be renewed and it will be increased by $1,000 each year.
The Wells Fargo brand is consistently ranked as one of the most valuable banking brands in the world. Their vision is that they want to satisfy their customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.
Applicants to the Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program must:
- Be honorably-discharged veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service.
- Be high school or GED graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
- Be Pell-eligible and have applied for Title IV and completed FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need.
- Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible in the upcoming academic year.
- Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.
How to Apply
Interested candidates can register themselves through the given link, to be applying for the scholarship.
As part of your application, you must upload the following supporting documents prior to application submission:
- A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
- A completed Applicant Appraisal Form. You can download it from the given link: https://www.scholarsapply.org/uploads/wf16/AA.pdf
- A copy of DD214(preferred), Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service.
- Student Aid Report (SAR) from most recent FAFSA filing.
- Financial aid award letter, if available.
- If the applicant is the spouse of a disabled veteran, provide VA disability letter and a copy of marriage license.
- Award amounts will be determined after military education benefits and federal, state, institutional grants and other scholarships are calculated. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s or master’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study. Award amounts will increase by $1,000 each year.
- Awards are for educational expenses including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board, and transportation.
- Awards may be deferred for an interruption in the study due to medical, health, military deployment and other extenuating circumstances. Requests for deferral will be handled on a case by case basis.
Your application must be submitted by February 28, 2017, by 11:59 p.m. CST.
- Email: wellsfargoveterans-at-scholarshipamerica.org
- Call: 1-507-931-1682 and ask for the Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program