The AESC Scholarship Program is open to any member company full time employee or employee dependent applying for secondary education after high school (this can include 2 year associate degrees, 4 year degrees, advanced degrees, trade schools, etc.). Through a selection process within the association (and dependent on available funding through sponsorships, events, and sustained funding), a set number of scholarships is designated within the association to selected candidates.
The funds are then granted to the selected students and checks are made to both the college and the student. As long as the student maintains the requirements for renewing the scholarship (check with the current rules and regulations), they are eligible to receive the scholarship for no more than four years (can include graduate studies also). The membership applications go out in early February and the selection process is made with a standing committee of the association leadership, usually in late April time frame.
Also, several chapters perform their own fundraising for local scholarship selection. These are totally independent of the national scholarships and you should check with the particular chapter as to their particular criteria, or selection process.