This fund was established to provide academic scholarships to employees or children of employees within the Oddo family of companies who intend to further their education by enrolling as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited college, university, or trade/vocational school with the intention of pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree or specialized trade/vocational training certificate.
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must be either a current full-time employee within the Oddo family of companies or a natural or adoptive child of a current full-time employee within the Oddo family of companies. The employee must have been employed within the Oddo family of companies for at least one year at the time of the student’s application.
Students must be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time student in an undergraduate school (or its equivalent) at an accredited college, university, or trade/vocational school. A student’s chosen major must present a clear path for career opportunities that focus on direct benefit to the community and not on individual intellectual interests. Acceptable majors could include but are not limited to: computer science, engineering, physics, mathematics, economics, accounting, business, biology, chemistry, nursing, health care administration, psychology, communications, architecture, elementary or secondary education, trade certificates such as HVAC, plumbing, electrical, engine repair, and other trades, or the following professional degree programs (law, medicine, business, dental, pharmacy, nursing, veterinary and/or architecture). Students majoring in music, art history, philosophy, religious studies (unless pursuing a formal religious ministry), sociology, fine arts, cultural studies or the like shall not be eligible for this scholarship.
Students must demonstrate (i) financial need, (ii) academic achievement (at least a 3.0 high school GPA based on a four-point system) and (iii) involvement in extracurricular activities (community involvement, school activities, employment and/or other time consuming activities while in school).