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Ascend Cares Community Service Scholarship

At Ascend, we care about making a difference in the lives of our employees, our customers and the people in our communities.

One way we demonstrate this value is through the Ascend Cares Foundation Community Service Scholarship, a one-time scholarship awarded in recognition of a student’s dedication to community service. It is important to the Ascend Cares Foundation that our scholarship recipients exemplify the essence of the foundation in their dedication to making a difference in the lives of others.


  • Appliants must be legal dependents of a U.S.-based Ascend employee.* The Ascend employee must be in good standing with the company and be employed at Ascend at the time the scholarship is awarded.
  • Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a junior college, trade school, career certificate program or four-year college or university.
  • Applicants must show a  record of community service demonstrating a commitment to our value: We care.
  • Previous recipients are eligible to reapply.
    * Dependents of vice presidents and above are not eligible.

Application process

  1. Submit the following items:
    • Community service documentation that shows the name of the organization, details of service work, contact name and phone number and dates of service. You can submit your own form or the Ascend Cares form, found in the instructions below.
    • Letter of recommendation on the organization’s official letterhead from a teacher, counselor, school administrator, community organization leader or sponsor.
    • Copy of transcript showing that your academic status is in good standing.
    • 500-word essay describing a community service experience that impacted your life, how it inspired your dedication to community service and what you will do in the future to inspire others to serve the community.
    • Optional: Additional materials such as video, pictures or programs.
  2. Complete the online scholarship application and upload your documentation. Applications missing any required documentation will not be considered.

Deadline: March 19, 2019