Gygi and von Wyss Scholarship Program
We believe the scholarship program is an investment in the future and one of the exceptional benefits offered to our employees. Including awards to the 2021 scholarship recipients and to past recipients, the Foundation will disburse approximately $184,000 next year to support the children of our employees in their academic endeavors.
In 2021, a maximum of eight scholarship recipients will receive up to $24,000 towards a four-year college program, with $6,000 provided per year, $3,000 per semester. The scholarship award can be used towards tuition, fees, and books. Students are required to have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent. This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize your child’s academic excellence and to supplement college expenses.
New for 2021, we have updated the application and moved it to a more digital process. Additionally, the program is now open to all students attending college Fall of 2021 pursuing a 4-year degree program, not just graduating High School Seniors! Click here to view the digital application form.
Scholarships will be offered to students who meet the requirements, and are chosen by the Foundation's Scholarship Committee. All applications must be received by the Foundation no later than January 31, 2021 to be eligible for consideration. The 2021 Scholarship Application and Frequently Asked Questions documents are available via the Gygi and von Wyss Scholarship Program link on the HR landing page on the intranet. Eligibility is outlined on the Employee Information Bulletin.
This scholarship was established in 1983 to recognize the accomplishments of the children of LafargeHolcim employees. The award honors the memories of Hans Gygi and Marc R. von Wyss, two former leaders of Holcim and its predecessor companies.
Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2021.
For further information, you may speak to your local Human Resources representative or contact Sarah Austin, Gygi & von Wyss Scholarship Administrator, at Sarah.Austin@LafargeHolcim.com or (734) 529-4104.
Important Scholarship Information
- 2021 Bulletin Gygi Scholarship (pdf, 181.33 KB)
- 2021 Work Experience and Extracurricular Activities GvW (pdf, 105.37 KB)
- 2021 High School Course Outline GvW (pdf, 97.25 KB)
- 2021 GvW Written Application (pdf, 225.72 KB)
- 2021 GvW FAQ (pdf, 164.33 KB)