Welcome to the Sierra Pacific Foundation Scholarship web page. Sierra Pacific Industries is proud to extend a scholarship opportunity to the college-bound or trade school-bound dependent children (up to age 26) of its employees through the Sierra Pacific Foundation Program. 2020 marks the 41st year of awarding scholarships to deserving students attending accredited undergraduate colleges and a wide range of trade schools including beauty colleges, mechanics, flight schools, etc. The Foundation is committed to encouraging higher education, recognizing individual achievement and awarding excellence in the varied educational pursuits of our company’s youth.
You will find detailed instructions at the beginning of each application that outline the requirements necessary to complete the application. Please use the correct application form and follow those instructions carefully as they may change from year-to-year. Returning applicants, be sure your Fall 2019 college transcript is sent to us from your college as soon as your grades are posted. New applicant's parent or guardian must be employed by SPI as of December 15, 2019 to qualify for this scholarship. Returning applicants must continue to meet all other scholarship requirements. You may obtain the tuition costs needed for the application from your school’s website or www.collegeboard.com.
NEW Applicants: A required pre-application will need to be completed and submitted. To access the pre-application, new applicants will need to click on the NEW APPLICANT FORM link below. Provided you meet all requirements to apply, an email will be sent with instructions for setting up your personal portal. In this portal, you will find instructions to complete a formal, on-line applicaiton that must be completed and submitted, with all required attachments and transcripts, no later than the scholarship deadline of February 28, 2020. Be sure to order your official transcripts early so that they may be received by the deadline.
IMPORTANT: NEW and RETURNING Applications are now 100% on-line except for transcripts required from your school and any other exceptions explained in the NEW application instructions. They must be completed and submitted via the on-line portal by the application deadline of February 28, 2020. Look for an email notification to confirm that your completed application was submitted and received.
All NEW and 5th YEAR APPLICANTS must participate in an interview. Applicants who must commute long distance will be offered a Skype or a Facetime interview*. Phone interviews may be available by request.
* If you need help setting up Skype or Facetime, click here for our FAQ or contact us in advance of your scheduled interview appointment.
2020 NEW APPLICANTS
FIRST TIME Applicants: If you are completing a Sierra Pacific Foundation Scholarship Application for the first time, click the link above for the application and instructions.
2020 RETURNING APPLICANTS
RETURNING Applicants: If you have completed a Sierra Pacific Foundation Scholarship Application in any previous year, click the link above for the application and instructions.
We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Applications must be submitted online by February 28, 2020. We look forward to hearing from you.