NASE Dependent Scholarship Program

Member Benefit Explanation



College scholarships for your dependents. Over $1.8 million has already been awarded!

Since 1989, the NASE Dependent Scholarship Program has awarded more than $1.8 million to members' dependents. Your son or daughter may qualify!

This award-winning program is open to legal dependents of NASE Members, ages 16-24. To apply, students need to be high school students or college undergraduates planning to enroll in college for the upcoming fall semester. Multiple college scholarships of $3,000 are awarded each year. The application period is January 1st through April 30th.

Consideration is based upon:

  • Leadership ability
  • Academic performance
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Career and educational background
  • School and community participation
  • Financial need
 

What Members Are Saying:

"We wanted to say 'thank you so much' to the NASE for awarding our son, Mike, one of your scholarships. As any self-employed person knows, college money is hard to come by for us, and every little penny you can find helps. The money received was like a gift from God."
-Joe & Carol C., Cary, N.C.

"Thank you so much for the National Association for the Self-Employed Scholarship. I am honored to have been selected for such an award. Thanks again!"
-Alexandra M., Liberty, Mo.

 

Scholarships are awarded at the sole discretion of the NASE. The NASE has the discretion to make no award. Decisions of the selection committees are final and are not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given.

Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Be a high school senior, college freshman, sophomore or junior
  • Be a legal dependent of an NASE Member in good standing with dues paid current at the time of award
  • Have grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale

Dependents whose parents are employees or contracted by the NASE or any affiliated company are not eligible for this scholarship.

When is the application deadline?

The application period is January 1st through April 30th of each year.

When is the recommendation deadline?

April 30th of each year.

Should I submit all of my information before I request a recommendation?

No. You should request a recommendation as early as possible to insure there is sufficient time for the recommendation to be submitted by the deadline.

What are the selection criteria?

A selection committee will evaluate the applications and select the recipients considering:

  • Leadership characteristics, dedication, commitment, above-average academic standing
  • Career/education aspirations and goals
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community involvement
  • Work Experience
  • Recommendations of teachers or other references
  • Financial need

Decisions of the committees are final and are not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given.

What are the details of the award?

  • Four scholarships of $3,000 will be awarded annually and are not renewable.
  • The scholarships will be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for course load.
  • Institutions must be accredited, nonprofit two or four-year colleges/universities in the United States.
  • A student may transfer from one institution to another and retain the award.

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, it is a one-time award.

Which school should I list on the application if I have not made a final decision?

You should list your first choice on the application.

What are my responsibilities if I am chosen as a recipient?

You must enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in the fall of the year in which the scholarships are awarded, continue the entire academic year without interruption unless approved by scholarship sponsor, deliver your scholarship check to the proper office at your institution, and notify the NASE should your check not arrive within 30 days of the issue date.

How and when are checks issued?

Checks will be issued in early August to each recipient’s mailing address and made payable to the institution selected.

Are scholarships taxable?

Tax laws vary by country. In the United States, scholarship funds used exclusively for the payment of tuition or textbooks are normally not taxable. The scholarship recipient is responsible for taxes, if any, that may be assessed against his or her scholarship award. We recommend consulting your tax advisor for more guidance. You may also consult IRS Publication 970 for further information (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf).

My parent’s employment makes me eligible for this scholarship. Whose contact information should I include?

Applicants must register with their personal email addresses. Do not use parent’s work email addresses. Your My Profile page should reflect the applicant’s (the person who is attending university) legal name and contact information. If parent’s information is needed, it will be specifically asked for on the application.

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The benefits explained herein are offered at the sole discretion of the association and may vary by availability, vendor and state of residence of the member. Vendors reserve the right to withdraw or change their offers without notice. The association makes no affirmation of fact or promise relating to the goods and services, and specifically disclaims any warranty, expressed or implied, as to the merchantability of the goods and services reflected. To be entitled to the association benefits, you must be a member in good standing and dues must be paid current.

 

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