James Hardie Inclusion & Diversity Scholarship

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
The communities we operate in are an integral part of our success, and as part of our commitment to Inclusion and Diversity, we are sponsoring scholarships for high school students in those communities. James Hardie’s goal is to ease the financial burden on students who wish to pursue a post-secondary education. We are delighted to be able to provide one scholarship per participating James Hardie plant or office location to an eligible student in the amount of $5,000.

Website: James Hardie Building Products
CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS MUST LOG-IN & APPLY VIA ACADEMIC WORKS ONLY
Need Help signing-in to Academic Works? Check out the Academic Works User Comprehension Guide for assistance with your application.
(IMPORTANT NOTE: Recommendation Letters and Transcripts for CPS students must be submitted electronically through the Academic Works tool, DO NOT email transcripts or recommendations letters. The instructions below are specific to Charter or Non-CPS.edu users.)

THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW ARE FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS STUDENTS OR NON-CPS.EDU USERS
Do you attend a CPS Charter School? Click Here to Access the CHARTER Student Application (Fillable PDF)
Document Submission for Charter School/Non-Cps.edu Users:

  • Download the application document where students should be able to type directly into the form. Email the completed form to CPS Scholarship Manager at CollegeScholarships@cps.edu with the subject line reading “STUDENT FIRST & LAST NAME – James Hardie Inclusion & Diversity Scholarship Application.”
  • The letter of recommendation (LOR) and transcript should be submitted to CPS Scholarship Manager via email at CollegeScholarships@cps.edu by the person providing the LOR and/or Transcript. The email subject line must read: “STUDENT FIRST & LAST NAME – James Hardie Inclusion & Diversity Scholarship LOR and/or Transcript.”
    Questions regarding the submission process should be emailed to CPS Scholarship Manager at collegescholarships@cps.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior (class of 2021)
  • Must posses a minimum unweighted 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Community service and extracurricular activities must range between 0-8 hours per week

Required Documents:

  1. School counselor or teacher letter of recommendation
  2. Official documentation of ACT or SAT overall score (optional*)
    *Test score requirement will be waived when necessary, and the GPA will take the entire 30% of the quantitative score.
  3. Unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale (transcript)
  4. Essay – 1,000 words or less that answers the question: “What Achieving A College Degree Means to Me”

Open to DREAMers: Yes
Renewable: Yes; awarded students are eligible for renewal after: 1) A minimum of 200 maximum of 500 word essay on how they continue to advocate for inclusion and diversity 2) Submitting an official or unofficial transcription demonstrating a 3.0 or higher GPA (adjusted for a 4.0 scale) from the previous academic year, and 3) Providing documentation proving full-time status registration for the upcoming academic year. Note: Students may only receive a maximum of four (4) scholarship awards for the duration of their post-secondary education.
Questions? Please email blanca.hernandez@jameshardie.com

Award
$5,000
Deadline
02/19/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your planned major in college?
  2. Name of the college or university to which you anticipate attending
  3. I have listed my COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES on my General Application that can be reviewed for this scholarship opportunity.
  4. I have listed my EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES on my General Application that can be reviewed for this scholarship opportunity.
  5. Special circumstances: Please explain any special circumstances that you have faced in high school that may have affected your grades, participation in extracurricular activities or community involvement.
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