Eligibility

Scholarship opportunities are available.  All children, grandchildren and dependents of Phillips Edison & Company associates are eligible to apply.  Awards are based on both need and merit for post-secondary education including college, trade school, select development schools, similar educational programs for the disabled, and post graduate education.  Awards are granted for the term of the educational program provided the student continues to attend school on a full-time basis and maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.  Variances require board approval.

All scholarship recipients will be asked to agree to mentor other scholarship recipient(s) that attend their school, helping to get them integrated into the new environment and positioned for success.  The recipients will also be encouraged to “pay it forward” in the future if they are in a position to give back to the Foundation and help future generations of students.  Inspiring the recipients in a manner that promotes the recipients' longer term support of the Foundation is an important part of the Foundation’s ongoing efforts to encourage leadership and growth opportunities for all recipients, and long-term success of the Foundation’s mission.  


Process

The application process, which is administered by Scholarship America, is simple and straight forward.  Interested and eligible students must complete the application, including all attachments by March 28, 2019.  

Scholarship grants will be chosen with an emphasis on helping the student be able to afford the best education they can get. The Foundation’s primary objective in determining awards will be to make sure that every student that wants to attend college has the ability to do so.  The second objective will be to ensure that students attend the best school that they can.  There will be a selected number of scholarships awarded specifically on merit.  


faq

Are awards open only to high school seniors? 

Students of any age who are children, grandchildren or dependents of Phillips Edison & Company and pursing secondary education or similar educational programs for the disabled may apply.  They must have an acceptance letter from a school.  This includes (but is not limited to):

  • High school seniors just beginning their post-secondary education

  • Students already enrolled and attending post-secondary schooling who would like help paying for their remaining studies

  • Students who have completed or delayed post-secondary education programs and wish to return to school

How often can I or my child/dependent apply? 

Scholarship grants are awarded annually and are typically granted for the entire term of the educational program (provided student continues to attend school on a full-time basis and maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale).  If a student's goals or situation changes or if a student does not receive awards after applying, he/she may re-apply during any period when applications are being accepted.  

Is there a typical grant amount? What is the maximum grant?

The Edison Foundation looks to make as big of an impact as possible on as many students as possible within its funding abilities in a given year. Grants are awarded based on the dollars available to The Edison Foundation, applications received and applicant need/merit.  We strive to award funding at levels that impact students in as significant of a way as possible. 

What kinds of scholarships does The Edison Foundation give out?

The Edison Foundation does not officially distinguish between academic, sports or other awards.  All award decisions are based on the applicants' overall situations, needs and personal goals.  The Edison Foundation looks to make as big of an impact as possible on as many students as possible within its funding abilities in a given year.

If I or my child/dependent apply for, and receive, funds from The Edison Foundation, what can the funds be used towards?

Tuition and fees, room and board at the approved school.

How are award dollars paid out?

Award grants are administered by Scholarship America. 

How can I check on the status of an application?

Any questions regarding the application, application process, status of awards or selection process may be submitted to Scholarship America via the contact information listed in the Application.