Tax-free scholarships

2021/2022 Windhover Foundation Scholarship Program

The online Windhover Foundation Scholarship application for the 2021/2022 academic year is now open!

Important 2021 Dates

  • Application Opens: January 7, 2021
  • Application Deadline: March 4, 2021
  • Recommendation Deadline: March 11, 2021
  • Notification of Selection Results: End of June 2021
  • Funds Disbursed: End of July 2021

To qualify for a Windhover Foundation Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be an unmarried dependent of a full-time Quad employee who has worked at Quad for at least three years prior to July 1, 2021, and whose base salary does not exceed $90,000;
  • Be a high school graduate or be a high school student planning to graduate in May/June 2021;
  • Plan to pursue post-secondary education on a full-time basis beginning in the fall of 2021;
  • Maintain a set GPA of 2.5 or above;
  • Have not already graduated with a bachelor’s degree;
  • Not have a parent on the Windhover Foundation’s board of directors or scholarship selection committee; and
  • Have not already reached the maximum number of awards. (Applicants may receive up to five awards.)

How does my dependent apply for a Windhover Foundation Scholarship?

To maintain a high level of professionalism and security, and independent company that specializes in managing sponsored educational assistance programs – International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) – administers the Windhover Foundation scholarship application.

  • Access the application portal through the ISTS website: https://aim.applyISTS.net/Windhover.
    • Sign in with the applicant’s username and password.
      • If the applicant is new to the portal, they will be required to register.
    • Enter the following program key: Windhover.
  • Once logged in, follow the homepage’s prompts to begin the application.
  • If your dependent is having trouble with any part of the application process, ISTS has several assistance resources available:
    • Live Chat is available to connect applicants with an ISTS assistant immediately;
      • To access this feature, click the green “Chat” button on the bottom right of the ISTS webpage
    • For additional application assistance, contact ISTS at 1.855.670.4787.

What does my dependent need to apply for a Windhover Foundation Scholarship?

To complete the online application, your dependent will need to provide the following:

  • Estimated school costs for an entire school year (e.g., tuition, books, housing, and transportation),
  • An up-to-date resume,
  • Their most recent school transcript –
    • An unofficial transcript is preferred –
  • A 2021/2022 FAFSA Student Aid Report, and
  • Two letters of recommendation –
    • Applicants will be required to provide the email address of any individuals who are providing a recommendation;
    • Recommendations should come from someone who can speak to the dependent’s academic record and/or progress (e.g., a professor, teacher, advisor, counselor, coach, or employer).

Applicants are also required to write a 300-word response to the following question:

How did the COVID-19 pandemic and lock-down affect you? What educational or personal obstacles were presented by COVID-19 that you had to work through? How were you able to overcome these challenges?

**Note: Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

The online application will close once 400 completed applications are received or on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. CST, whichever comes first.

Questions?

  • For a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Windhover Foundation Scholarship program, click here.
  • For assistance regarding the online application process, contact 1.855.670.4787
  • If the applicant still has questions after contacting ISTS, reach out to the myQuad support team at myquad@quad.com or 1-866-275-3737.

Windhover Scholarships are available to the children of eligible Quad employees. Funded by members of the Quadracci family in partnership with Quad, they are tax-free to the recipient and can be used to help pay for tuition, books and fees at any accredited educational institution. Students must apply for the scholarship each year.