Thank you for your interest in the Simon Youth Scholarship program! SYF is committed to helping students graduate and pursue their dreams through education.

Each year, SYF’s scholarships support hundreds of college-bound students through three nationally competitive scholarship programs. To-date, SYF has awarded more than $17 million in scholarships to more than 4,800 students in 42 states. And we’re just getting started.

Applicants are evaluated based on academic promise, financial need, work experience and community/extracurricular involvement; additional criteria apply to each individual scholarship program.

The current application period is open from August 15, 2018 through February 20, 2019. To learn more or to see if you are eligible for one of SYF’s three Simon Youth Scholarships, please review the tabs to the left.

Simon Youth Community Scholarships support graduating seniors who live in a Simon mall community through one-time scholarships.

Scholarship recipients are eligible for a one-time $1,500 scholarship, with one scholarship awarded at each Simon center.

In addition, the top-ranking applicants selected in Simon communities will be eligible for the Award of Excellence, which is a renewable scholarship awarded to one student in eligible Simon regions.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a high school senior attending school and living in a Simon®community;
  • Be a legal U.S. resident;
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school in Fall 2019;
  • Demonstrate academic promise and financial need.

Applicants will be evaluated based on academic promise, financial need, written response, work experience and community/extracurricular involvement.

Simon Youth Academy Scholarships support graduates of SYF’s 35 nationwide Simon Youth Academies through renewable two- and four-year scholarships.

Two-year scholarship recipients are eligible for up to $4,000 per year for two years; four-year scholarship recipients are eligible for up to $8,000 per year for four years.

In addition, a select number of top applicants from all Academies will be eligible for the Best of the Best Award, which awards up to $10,000 per year for four years.

To be eligible, applicants must:

    • Be currently enrolled and graduating in the Spring or Summer of 2019 from one of the Simon Youth Foundation Academies located in Simon® malls and/or other locations identified by SYF;

OR

    • Be a recent graduate of a Simon Youth Academy (Fall 2018 graduate);

AND

  • Plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational/technical or trade school full-time in Fall 2019;
  • Attend the Academy graduation ceremony if selected as an Academy Scholarship recipient.

Applicants will be evaluated based on academic promise, letter of recommendation, essay response, work experience and community/extracurricular involvement.

Simon Youth Greg Saunders Legacy Scholarships support dependent sons or daughters of a full- or part-time employee of Simon Property Group through one-time scholarships.

Scholarship recipients are eligible for up to $3,000 per year. Though not renewable, recipients and applicants may re-apply for up to four years.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a dependent son or daughter of a full-time or part-time employee of Simon Property Group who has been employed for at least one year as of February 15, 2019;
  • Be 23 years old or younger;
  • Be a high school senior or current college student planning to enroll in full-time; undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school in Fall 2019.

Application Process:

1. Click the “Apply Now” button below to create an AIM account using your e-mail address and chosen password (please use an email address you frequently check; all scholarship decisions and requirements will be sent to this email address)

2. Log in to your AIM account to be taken directly to the Simon Youth Foundation Scholarship application and enter eligibility information

3. Complete all required fields in the online application and upload any required documentation

4. If required, request a recommendation from a school representative (such as your high school principal, teacher or counselor) using the tool within the online application

5. Click the Submit button on the Save/Submit page of the online application

NOTE: The status Complete will display on your AIM Home page when all forms have been submitted and all documents have been verified. Applicants are responsible for monitoring the progress of all application requirements to make sure their application is complete by 11:59 pm on February 20. Late submissions will not be considered.

For assistance with the application process:

E-mail ISTS Customer Care: SYF@applyISTS.com

Call ISTS Customer Care: (855) 670-ISTS (4787)

ISTS Customer Care is available Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (CST)

 

To learn more or to see if you are eligible for one of SYF’s three Simon Youth Scholarships, please review the tabs to the left. You may also click the “Program FAQ” button on each tab to learn more about the program and get answers to commonly asked questions.