Scholarship Opportunity for children of Central Processing Corporation employees.
The Sonnentag American Foundation is a strong advocate for continuing education. Our goal is to inspire the next generation of leaders and innovators, and especially encourage young people who want to pursue studies and careers in the construction and landscape industry.
The Sonnentag American Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist children of Central Processing employees who plan to continue their education beyond high school. The program supports a wide range of educational options, including vocational and technical training, and associate and bachelor’s degrees. Students can apply for one $2,000 scholarship to be applied toward an accredited institution in a field of study of the student’s choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply?
To apply for a Sonnentag American Foundation scholarship, the student must complete and submit an official application by July 31 following their graduation from high school.
What if I forgot or didn’t apply during my first year of eligibility?
A student remains eligible for consideration for one scholarship award through your third year of college. If you did not apply before your freshmen year, you may still apply during either your sophomore or junior year for one scholarship. All applicants must be under the age of 24.
What is the most I can be awarded in scholarships?
The award amount is $2,000 and you may apply and be selected to receive a maximum of one award. Payment is made in the academic year following your selection.
Who administers the selection process?
The scholarship competition, including the overall administration of the program, selection of award recipients and the processing of scholarship payments, is handled by the Sonnentag American Foundation. All information included on the application is considered confidential. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, disability or national origin.
If my child is attending a college abroad, is he or she still eligible to receive a Sonnentag American Foundation Scholarship?
Yes. As long as the parent is a Central Processing employee and meets the eligibility requirements, any student may apply.
Are all graduating high school seniors eligible?
Only children of active Central Processing Corporation employees who work 20 hours or more per week, and have at least one year of service with the company by the application deadline, are eligible to apply for scholarships through the program. Children include unmarried, natural or legally adopted children, stepchildren, and any other children for whom the employee has been appointed legal guardian. All children must be under the age of 24.
Can I still receive my scholarship if I transfer from one college to another?
The Sonnentag American Foundation must be notified in the event a student transfers or plans to transfer to another college anytime during the school year before they receive their Sonnentag American Foundation scholarship award. To be eligible for the scholarship, it is the student’s responsibility to submit to the Sonnentag American Foundation a paid second semester fee statement from the college they are transferring to, as well as a grade report for the first semester college they attended.
I intend to use the Sonnentag American Foundation scholarship money to pay my second semester invoice. Can I receive the scholarship money if I don’t have a paid second semester fee statement from the college?
If a student is unable to provide a paid second semester fee statement, and requests to apply their Sonnentag American Foundation scholarship toward their second semester fee in order to enroll in the college, the Sonnentag American Foundation must be notified in advance. The Sonnentag American Foundation will review the request; if the student continues to meet eligibility requirements, the Sonnentag American Foundation Scholarship will be disbursed directly to the student’s college, not to the student. It is the student’s responsibility to provide the foundation with the contact information for the school’s financial aid office. The Sonnentag American Foundation will work directly with the school and send the scholarship funds in the student’s name to the financial aid office prior to the beginning of the term/semester.
Do I automatically lose my scholarship if I take a semester off?
If you do not stay continuously enrolled in college for both terms, or opt to take a semester off, you will not be eligible to receive your Sonnentag American Foundation scholarship. To be eligible for the scholarship, it is the student’s responsibility to submit to the Sonnentag American Foundation a paid second semester fee statement from the college they will be attending, as well as a grade report for the first semester college they attended.
Can the scholarship be applied toward graduate school?
No. You may only use the scholarship funds for an undergraduate associate or bachelor’s degree.
I am home-schooled. Can I still qualify for the Sonnentag American Foundation scholarship if I’m attending college?
Yes. The Sonnentag American Foundation Scholarship is open to home-schooled students. Students must submit the following documents with their scholarship application: 1. A copy of the Confirmation of Enrollment letter on file at your local Educational Service District (ESD) (also called “Letter of Intent to home-school”). A DMV receipt or record will not suffice. 2. A copy of the results of your highest grade standardized achievement test. 3. A transcript from your home-school teacher describing your coursework and letter grades assigned.
If I receive an award one year, can I apply for and receive another scholarship?
No. Awards are for one year only. Each student can only submit one application for consideration. A student remains eligible for consideration for one scholarship through your third year of college. If you did not apply before your freshmen year, you may still apply during either your sophomore or junior year for one scholarship.
What is required for distribution of my approved scholarship award?
Awards are paid at the beginning of the second semester of school, and only after the Sonnentag Foundation has received a copy of the first semester transcript and an invoice or receipt for payment of the second semester. This information can be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org