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Encouraging Education Through Scholarships

The John Jamison Iron Mountain Education Fund exists to encourage and recognize scholastic achievement. The fund was founded in 2004 by Iron Mountain shareholders, directors and managers as a way to help the children of Iron Mountain employees pursue their goals in higher educations. Since then it has awarded 326 scholarships totaling over $1,500,000.

Dates:

Application submission opens: April 2, 2018
Last day for application submission: May 31st 2018

Awards:

Scholarship recipients will receive, at a minimum, an award of $2,000 (USD).

Students who have declared a major in the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are encouraged to apply. Scholarship awards of $4,000 (USD) will be awarded to recipients who declare a major in the following areas of study:

  • Biological sciences (except medicine and other clinical fields)
  • Physical sciences (including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and materials science)
  • Mathematical sciences
  • Computer and information sciences
  • Geosciences
  • Engineering
  • Technology areas associated with the preceding disciplines (for example, biotechnology, chemical technology, engineering technology, information technology, etc.)

In order to remain eligible for the higher award students must provide proof that they are continuing to pursue a degree in one of the above courses of study.

Eligibility:

Applicants to The John Jamison Iron Mountain Education Fund must be:

  • Dependent* children, up to age 24, of full-time Iron Mountain employees in qualifying locations at the Director level (Job Grade 13) or below. Qualifying locations: Iron Mountain Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, New Zealand and United States. *Dependent children are defined as natural or legally adopted children or dependent stepchildren primarily supported by the employee. The employee provides more than 1/2 of the child’s total support during the calendar year.
  • High school/secondary school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or are currently enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Children of deceased employees are also eligible if the full-time employee was classified as Director level (Job Grade 13) or below at the time of death.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.
  • Only one child per family may become a new recipient in any one year.

The scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.

 

John Jamison

Iron Mountain Vice President
1999–2012

“As we consider next generation thinking, problem-solving and what the collective future holds for all of us, I believe it is incumbent upon the business community to invest in and support education…”

Ty Ondatje, SVP, Corporate Responsibility & Chief Diversity Officer

Education Fund Recipient

“As the first in my family to go to college, receiving the Iron Mountain Education Fund Scholarship was such a privilege. It's an honor to know that my father's company cares about my education and my future, as much as I do. I take the opportunities I receive with great gratitude and I make the most I can out of them. This scholarship has given me the opportunity to reach new heights I never thought were possible and it has inspired me to perform only at my very best. It's a wonderful feeling know that not only do I have my family supporting me, but Iron Mountain as well."

JOCELYN CANO
Sophmore at Dominican University
Father - Juan Cano
Operations Service Coordinator

"I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Iron Mountain for granting me a scholarship. I am currently studying Marketing and Management and hope to work for a company such as Iron Mountain that values their employees and their families."

Matthew Rozenberg

University of New Hampshire
Father – Mike Rozenberg
Sr. Customer Development Exec

More Information

How to Apply:

  • Applicants must submit online applications through Scholarship America(https://www.scholarsapply.org/ironmountain/) .
  • Only online applications will be accepted.
  • Applications are required to provide documentation of their enrollment and performance. Please allow time to request and receive this information, applications are not complete without it.
  • Applications must be submitted by May 31st 2018.
  • Iron Mountain employees seeking more information about the program can access the Program Brochure and the Application through this link while on the Iron Mountain network.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record and financial need. In addition to providing documentation regarding their academic achievement applicants are also selected based on:

  • demonstration of leadership
  • participation in school and community activities
  • work experience
  • statement of goals and aspirations
  • unusual personal or family circumstances
  • letters of recommendation

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship Management Services®. In no instance does any officer or employee of Iron Mountain play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Renewal

All scholarship awards are renewed for up to three additional years*

Renewal is contingent upon:

  • satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study
  • continued parental employment at Iron Mountain, and continuation of the program by Iron Mountain

*or until a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, is earned, whichever occurs first

Contact Us

Email: ironmountain@scholarshipamerica.org

Call: 1-507-931-1682 and ask for The John Jamison Iron Mountain Education Fund