Shred Nations Scholarship is a one time annual award of up to $5,000 to offset the costs of higher education. The scholarship award may be divided into two separate payments to be paid directly to the applicant's chosen institution of higher education, which must be an accredited university, college or trade school. Applicants must have completed secondary school, or currently be a senior in a secondary school, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 with an interest in business, environmental studies or the shredding and recycling industry. Applicants will be required to submit a nomination from a NAID member. NAID members will be comprised of any employee or owner of a NAID member company. One scholarship will be awarded for the academic year, and past recipients may re-apply to be awarded the scholarship for subsequent years. Shred Nations employees, immediate or extended families are not permitted to be awarded the scholarship. Candidates who plan to make the secure destruction industry a career and whose degree program provides the maximum potential benefit to their respective/perspective employer will be favorably considered. Priority will also be given to family and friends of members of the Shred Nations partner network. All applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria, and such other considerations as the Selection Committee determines are meritorious to the purposes of the scholarship. The selection committee will analyze the scholar's academic achievement and rigor including high school and college/university transcripts, honors and awards. The scholar's character will be evaluated based upon the recommendation of a NAID member owner/executive. In addition, the scholar's extracurricular activities and merits related to those activities will be examined. The scholar should demonstrate through a 500 and 1,000 word essay how they can use their studies to improve business, environmental responsibility and make future contributions to the community including interest in the secure destruction industry and demonstrate what they value they can provide to a potential company that is hiring them.

Award Information

Award Amount
$5,000
Number of Awards
1
Application Deadline
February 26
Available to Class Level
None specified
Renewability
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
3
Ethnicity/Heritage
None specified
Residency
None specified
Gender
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
None specified
Area of Study
Environmental Science
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor

Organization
President
Shred Nations
Address
777 S. Wadsworth Blvd. 3-250
City, State, Zip
Lakewood, CO , 80226
Telephone
(303) 962-5585
E-mail
scholarship@shrednations.com
Website
Website

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