Burlington Industries Foundation Scholarship

 

Beginning in 2011, the Burlington Industries Foundation is generously funding a new $20,000 scholarship (payable over four years) each year at Philadelphia University with the purpose of providing financial support to the dependents of employees of International Textile Group. Based in Greensboro, N.C., ITG is a diverse, innovative provider of global textile solutions and distinguished fabric brands to automotive, apparel, interior furnishing and industrial markets worldwide.

If there are no eligible students, then all other students from the following states will be considered:  North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia; with the preference to a student studying one of the following majors: Textile Design, Textile Materials Technology, Fashion Industry Management, Fashion Design, or Fashion Merchandising.

The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student based on overall merit as determined by the University’s Office of Financial Aid, beginning in their freshman year.  The scholarship will continue to be awarded if the student continues to maintain their course of study and a grade point average above 3.0 (grading scale of 4.0) for up to four years.

For ITG Employees:

Dependent children, who are current high school seniors, of ITG employees are eligible to apply. Dependent children include biological or adopted children, legal wards or resident stepchildren. Dependent children of company officers are not eligible. An ITG employee must have been an employee of the company for at least one year in order for his or her dependent to be eligible to apply. Applications must be received by the Philadelphia University Office of Financial Aid by January 31. Award selections are made by Philadelphia University and neither the Burlington Foundation nor International Textile Group has any input into selection decisions. Please see your human resources office to get an eligibility letter for your scholarship application or for more information.