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State Farm® Companies Foundation Scholarship Program

(U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents)

The 2016 State Farm Companies Foundation Scholarship Program enrollment period (Aug. 1, 2014 - Feb. 28, 2015) is now open for those entering college in the fall of 2016.

The PSAT/NMSQT test needs to be taken Oct. 15 or 18, 2014 as a high school junior or alternate testing requested by March 1, 2015 to be considered for the 2016 program.

For those who entered the 2015 Foundation Scholarship Program from August 1, 2013 to February 28, 2914, winners will be notified by National Merit Scholarship Corporation by May 2015.

Overview

For high school junior (11th grade/third year) students who will be completing or leaving high school and entering college in the fall of 2016.

This scholarship program was established by State Farm Companies Foundation for children or legal dependents of State Farm® employees, agents, and retirees.

The annual competition is conducted through the National Merit Scholarship Program by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), an independent, not-for-profit organization.

In the spring of 2016, the State Farm Companies Foundation will award one hundred scholarships to eligible applicant winners. Scholarships range from $3,000 to $8,000 a year for four years of college (undergraduate study) or until baccalaureate degree requirements are completed - whichever occurs first. The amount of the award takes into account educational costs of the college to be attended, family financial circumstances and other scholarship aid the winner receives.

Who Can Apply

Eligible: Only children or legal dependents of a State Farm employee, agent, or retiree are eligible. Participants must also be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Note: A retiree is an individual who retired from the Company in active status and is eligible for retiree benefits other than retirement/savings and thrift plans.

Not Eligible: The children of agents' staff are not eligible to participate in this scholarship program, as well as grandchildren of employees, agents, and retirees.

How to Enter

To enter the competition for State Farm Companies Foundation Scholarships to be awarded in the spring of 2016:

A 2016 State Farm Companies Foundation Scholarship Program Entry Form must be completed and submitted by February 28, 2015.
Students must take the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of 2014, on the date their school chooses for the administration - either Wednesday, October 15 or Saturday, October 18, 2014. At the beginning of the 2014 - 2015 school year, the student should obtain a copy of the 2014 Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT from the high school counselor and make arrangements with the school to take the PSAT/NMSQT in October.

Note: Your child does not have to advance as a National Merit semifinalist to enter the State Farm Companies Foundation Scholarship Program competition. The scholarship program entry form can be completed prior to taking the PSAT/NMSQT test.

Selection of Winners

The State Farm Companies Foundation is not involved in the evaluation or selection of winners. All phases of the competition, including the selection of winners and payment of scholarship stipends, are handled for State Farm Companies Foundation by National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

For complete program information and access to the entry form, please visit Foundation Scholarship or contact Michelle Wojda at 309-766-3587.