2019 Pay it Forward Scholarship Details

There are 8 scholarships available this year totaling $25,000!

2 - $5,000 6 - $2,500

Deadline to Apply

The Deadline to apply for Pay It Forward Scholarships is May 31, 2019.

 Recipients to be announced by July 31, 2019.

Who is Eligible?

• SIGMA Members’ adult or student employees, spouses, children, grandchildren and dependents of current employees. 

• High School Seniors who have been accepted to college or trade school for Fall of 2019 with a minimum GPA of 2.5

• Students currently enrolled in a Trade School, Undergraduate, Graduate, and PhD program with a cumulative 2.5 College GPA AND a minimum of one full time quarter/semester complete

• Individuals who have completed significant volunteer work in your community or school such as public service, community outreach, coaching, event volunteering, etc.  (Supporting documentation required.)

Submission Materials

For those who are selected as winners:

• Official school transcripts (high school if graduating or cumulative college/trade school if already enrolled) showing your courses and grades completed through December 2018. 

• Newly enrolled college or trade school students—letter of acceptance and your student ID number or equivalent.

Selection and Notification


Pay it Forward Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of volunteer work that impacted their communities for 2018. 

Scholarships will be announced by July 31, 2019. The school will be contacted and your enrollment verified. Following verification, the checks will be mailed directly to your University/College/Trade School. 

*SIGMA reserves the right to revise these conditions and procedures at any time and may choose to terminate the program.

For more information about how you or your company can pay it forward and contribute, please contact SIGMA at sigma@sigma.org or 703-709-7000.