NEEBC Scholarship Program

$2,000–$4,000Award Amount
4Number of Awards
4/1/2023Submission Deadline

The New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC) created the NEEBC Scholarship Program to support the council’s aims of advancing the education and knowledge of individuals in the employee benefits field. Since the program’s inception in 1990, NEEBC has spent over $200,000 on scholarships.

Each year, NEEBC Scholarship Program awards up to $5,000 to undergraduate and graduate students who pursue a degree in human resources, employee benefits, and/or total rewards, all of which may encompass compensation/underwriting/consulting/ retirement planning/ through their course of study and/or work experience.

Applicants must demonstrate their interest in human resources or its related fields, and provide recommendation letters, essays, grade transcripts, and résumé. The committee decides on the most applicable candidates and announces the winners in spring.

Key Information of NEEBC Scholarship Program

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Employee Benefits
  • Human Resources

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

Any

Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Award Amount

$2,000–$4,000

Number of Awards

4

NEEBC Scholarship Program Timeline

March 2023

Application Opening Date

The application opens on March 1.

April 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on April 1.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: Undergraduate – Postgraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: Connecticut, Maine, New England, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Grade transcript
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letters
  • Present Work Experiences

How to ace the NEEBC Scholarship Program

1

Do not exceed the essay word count

The word limit of your essay is 500 words, endeavor not to exceed this specification as it may result in your disqualification.

2

Submit two reference letters

It is expected that you submit two references to back your application. These references can be from college professors, NEEBC members, or other benefits professionals.

3

Submit all college transcripts

Submit all your official or unofficial college transcript so your academic background (GPA) can be fully assessed.

4

Demonstrate interest in employee benefits career

Demonstrate an interest in a career in human resources, employee benefits, and/or total rewards field through either course of study or work experience.

How the NEEBC Scholarship Program is Judged

Applications are evaluated on the application and corresponding essay, resume, the student’s college GPA, and two references. The scholarship award will be based on demonstrated educational performance and benefit the career aspirations and goals of applicants. Other criteria include school and community activities, work experience, and future potential.

Why We Love the NEEBC Scholarship Program

1

The scholarship award is renewable

The scholarship awards can be renewed annually, upon submission of supporting documentation, for the amount of time normally required to earn a degree, but in no instance will exceed four years.

2

The NEEBC Scholarship creates educational opportunity

The program helps to further the aims of the council in advancing the education and knowledge of individuals in the employee benefits field or those aspiring for careers in employee benefits and total rewards.

3

The program is open to all

The program is open to all students of all races, ethnicities, religions, and genders so long as they meet the eligibility requirements.

5 Facts About NEEBC Scholarship Program

01.

Provides education on the employee benefits field

The council established the NEEBC Scholarship Program to further the aims of advancing the knowledge and education of individuals in the employee benefits field.

02.

The program offers a reward of $5,000

The scholarship program offers annual scholarships of up to $5,000, supplementing other formal programs but does not exceed the annual tuition fee.

03.

Over $200,000 has been contributed

NEEBC is proud to have contributed over $200,000 to several worthy scholarship recipients since 1990.

04.

The scholarship award is renewable

The scholarship awards can be renewed annually, upon submission of supporting documentation for the amount of time normally required to earn a degree, but in no instance will exceed four years.

05.

Only awarded to students with certain interest

The scholarship is awarded to applicants who demonstrate an interest in human resources, employee benefits, and/or total rewards, all of which may encompass consulting, compensation, underwriting, retirement planning/ through their work experience, and/or course of study.

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Scholarships awarded
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Winner announcement
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