David J. Ewing Scholarship

How to apply

Complete a David J. Ewing Scholarship Application. The deadline is March 1, 2014 for the 2014-2015 scholarship application.  (The form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to be viewed. Download Acrobat Reader.)

You will also need the following items:

  • two letters of professional recommendation from teachers or employers who are non-family members
  • official high school or college transcripts (including all transfer hours)
  • a two-page maximum, typed, double-spaced essay, discussing your professional goals and need for a scholarship
  • a copy of your 2014-2015 Student Aid Report (SAR)The Student Aid Report (SAR) summarizes the information included in the FAFSA. The SAR will also indicate Pell Grant eligibility, if any, and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The student will receive a copy of your SAR four to six weeks after the FAFSA has been filed. The student should review the SAR and correct any errors on part 2. If the Processor was able to calculate an EFC, the student will be able to submit the SAR to the FAO for corrections (in most cases). If an EFC was not calculated, the student will need to send the corrections to the Processor. It is advised that the student keep a photocopy of the SAR for their records. To request a duplicate copy of a SAR, the student would need to call 1-800-433-3243. from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)The FAFSA is used to apply for Pell Grants and all other aid. Complete your FAFSA via web at www.fafsa.gov . As the name suggests, no fee is charged to file a FAFSA. Follow the directions carefully to ensure proper and efficient processing.

Priority Dates

The annual deadline is March 1. 

Description

The David J. Ewing ScholarshipA scholarship is a form of financial aid given to students to help pay for their education. Most scholarships are restricted to paying all or part of tuition expenses, though some scholarships also cover room and board. Scholarships are a form of gift aid and do not have to be repaid. Many scholarships are restricted to students in specific courses of study or with academic, athletic, or artistic talent. Fund was created by employees of PepsiCo, Inc., in Dallas, Texas. It honors the memory of David J. Ewing, former Director of Human Resources. Ewing Scholarships benefit students who seek success in life despite the death of a parent.

A native of Aurora, IL, David was only 8 years old when his mother died of colon cancer at age 35. David and his four brothers and sisters were all straight A students, and all graduated from college. After receiving a degree in business and human resources from Western Illinois University, David Ewing went to work for Pizza Hut, a division of PepsiCo.

He married Cindy Hereau in 1979, and the couple had two children, Sarah and Matthew. David worked for several divisions of PepsiCo as Director of Human Resources, moving from Kansas to Southern California and finally to Dallas.

In business as well as his personal life, David Ewing epitomized a man of strong values, moral character, personal integrity, loyalty, idealism, and love. His co-workers turned to him for guidance and clear thinking. His mere presence changed a meeting’s dynamics and influenced its outcome. He stood his ground when others around him challenged his thinking and his direction.

David J. Ewing died of cancer on November 19, 1990, at the age of 36. Through this scholarship fund, he will never be forgotten.

Amount

Award amounts vary based on available funding.

Eligibility

You must have the following characteristics:

  • Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the university
  • Maintain full-time enrollment unless during your final semester, you have fewer semester hours required to be full-time remaining in your degree plan
  • Enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in one of the degree programs offered (freshmen and sophomore students may enroll as “undecided majors”)
  • Have a deceased parent(s) who died during their working years

Additional Information

The University of North Texas Foundation will manage the account and UNT Faculty Senate University ScholarshipA scholarship is a form of financial aid given to students to help pay for their education. Most scholarships are restricted to paying all or part of tuition expenses, though some scholarships also cover room and board. Scholarships are a form of gift aid and do not have to be repaid. Many scholarships are restricted to students in specific courses of study or with academic, athletic, or artistic talent. Committee will award scholarships to qualified full-time undergraduate students who have lost a parent during that parent’s working years and need financial assistance to attend college. The recipient of a Ewing Scholarship may choose to attend any accredited institution of higher education in the United States. Students may reapply annually for the scholarship; however, recipients cannot receive an award for more than four years (eight full semesters).