• One key modification this year is that we are expanding the overall number of eligible participants to include the children of participants in Dover's LTIP program.
  • Children of Dover's Senior Leaders who are subject to Shareholding Guidelines remain ineligible.
  • Further:
    • The applicant's parent, stepparent or legal guardian must be employed as a full-time employee of Dover Corporation, or one of its operating companies world-wide on February 21, 2024 and who has worked for Dover for at least one year of continuous service in the previous five years.
    • Employees and spouses of employees are not eligible.
  • Applicants must be:
    • In their final year of high school with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, or
    • enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college/university or vocational school with a minimum college GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Students studying outside the US must be attending a recognized and respected institution and able to show a comparable academic achievement through test scores or other academic records.
  • Eligible applicants must be 24 years of age or younger (exception for military duty) as of February 21, 2024.

Rules and Regulations

  • Completing this application does not guarantee that you will receive the scholarship.
  • Scholarships are for undergraduate studies only and will not extend beyond the year in which an undergraduate/baccalaureate degree is earned.
  • The Dover Scholars Program reserves the right to define undergraduate education as the first eight semesters of post-secondary education prior to earning a degree.
  • Awardees must be enrolled as full-time college students at an accredited/recognized institution for the fall of 2024 to receive a scholarship payment.
  • The maximum scholarship to be received in any academic year is $3,000.
  • The funds provided must be used only for educational expenses (e.g., tuition, books and fees).
  • Scholarship payments will be disbursed each July, made payable to the school, and mailed or wired directly to the institution.
  • It is the intent of the Dover Foundation to avoid granting a student financial aid in excess of educational expenses.
  • Depending on your country's tax laws, financial aid in excess of actual educational expenses may result in taxable income to the recipient and possible reduction of other financial aid by their college.
  • Scholarship recipients are not required to accept employment with Dover Corporation or any of its affiliates upon graduation.
  • The administration and financing of this program is exclusively the responsibility of The Dover Foundation, which has full authority to make rules and regulations governing the program and to make final decisions in all matters arising in connection therewith except for the selection of scholarship recipients.
  • The Foundation may modify or discontinue the program at anytime.

Selection Process

  • Selections are made by an impartial, outside committee comprised of college admissions professionals from prominent universities.
  • No representatives of Dover Corporation or The Dover Foundation are involved in the selection process.
  • No preference is accorded to an applicant by reason of a parent's position or length of employment.
  • Consideration for all awards is based on the applicant's academic record, activities and leadership abilities. Extra consideration is given to applicants pursuing science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields of study.
  • All scholarship winners will be individually notified by email of the committee's decision no later than April 29, 2024. Winners will be posted on the website by May 6, 2024.

Application Process

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Contact Us

For program questions or technical support:

Dover Scholars Program
PO Box 648
Naperville, IL 60565