The Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Scholarship Program has been established by Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI) to assist Alabama high school seniors and dependent children of MBUSI Team Members who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for fulltime study at an accredited institution of the students choice.
This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a department of Scholarship America. Scholarship America is a national nonprofit educational support and student aid service organization that seeks to involve and assist the private sector in expanding educational opportunities and encouraging educational achievement. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Scholarship Program must be: High school seniors from the following areas in Alabama: Jefferson County and Tuscaloosa County, who plan to enroll in a full-time* undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school by the fall term following the application period.
Or: High school seniors who are dependent children of full-time Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. Team Members who plan to enroll in a full-time* undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school by the fall term following the application period.
- Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the Team Members household and primarily supported by the Team Member.
- Children of Management Team members are not eligible.
* Full-time study is defined as full-time enrollment for the entire upcoming academic year.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,000 award. Up to ten (10) awards will be granted each year. One half of awards will be granted to children of Team Members, the other half to students from high schools in the selected areas (with geographic spread). Awards are for undergraduate study and are for one year only.
Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with a current, complete official transcript of grades to Scholarship America postmarked no later than March 15. On-line transcripts and grade reports are not acceptable. Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment card is not received within three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship America to verify that the application has been received.
Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need is not considered. Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International or the Community Foundation of West Alabama play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision of Scholarship America as final.
Applicants will be notified in early May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. Payments are made in one installment on August 15. A check will be mailed to each recipient's home address and is made payable to the school for the student.
Recipients have no obligation to Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. or the Community Foundation of West Alabama. They are, however, required to supply Scholarship America with complete transcripts when requested and to notify Scholarship America of any changes of address, school enrollment, or other relevant information.
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.
Questions regarding the scholarship
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Scholarship Program
Toll-free telephone: 1-800-537-4180