Guidelines

BWXT Scholarship Program Guidelines


Purpose

The BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) Scholarship Program provides five (5) annual scholarships of US$2,500 per year for up to four years to dependent children of all eligible BWXT employees, including current Technical Services Group (TSG) Affiliated employees who work at various TSG Project sites. These scholarships are designed to provide deserving students with financial support or their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree at any accredited college or university.

Award Amount

The 2018 recipients will receive US$2,500 per year, renewable for up to three additional years or until completion of their first bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first. 

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be high school seniors and the child, step-child or dependent of a BWXT employee who has been employed by the company for a minimum of three years as of May 1, 2019.

  • Applicants must intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree as a full-time student at an accredited college or university beginning in the fall term of the year the scholarship is awarded.

  • This scholarship program does not provide support for post-university degrees or for non-degree programs. In addition, trade, vocational, secondary and elementary schools are not included under the scholarship program.

  • Receipt of scholarship awards from other sources or financial aid will not disqualify applicants from receiving a BWXT Scholarship.

Selection Procedure

All scholarship applications are reviewed by a committee of BWXT employees. Preference will be given based on academic achievement and potential, relevance of the student’s career interests to the company’s business, and financial need.

The committee will evaluate each applicant’s grades, test scores, extracurricular activities, written essay submission and guidance counselor recommendations.

BWXT Scholarship recipients must execute an agreement indicating their willingness to interview with the company for summer work positions, if offered, and for full-time employment, if offered. It is understood, however, that the recipient is not obligated to accept either part-time or full-time employment as a condition of award or renewal of the scholarship.

Selection Committee

The BWXT Scholarship Committee will include appropriate representation from within BWXT. The committee will review all applications received each spring and select the scholarship recipients and one alternate. The committee will also review each renewal application from current recipients and confirm whether it should be renewed. In the event a member of the committee has a child by whom or on whose behalf an application for scholarship has been made, an alternate shall be selected to serve on the committee during all deliberations, which affect or might reasonably affect the award or renewal of a scholarship to such child.

Responsibility of Recipients

Scholarship recipients must enroll as full-time students in the fall of the year in which the scholarships are awarded and continue in school full-time for the entire academic year without interruption barring illness, emergency or military service. They also must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and remain in good standing with their college or university. Students are required to log back into the scholarship platform and submit a yearly renewal application including current transcripts. Students may request a one-time deferment of funds during the renewal process. 

Payment of Scholarship Funds

On or about August 1 of each year, a yearly scholarship check will be mailed to the permanent address of each scholarship recipient. The award may be used to pay for tuition, books, lab fees, room and board or other educational expenses.