The Scholarship Application period will open April 1st, 2020 and remain open until April 30th, 2020. Awards will be made for the 2020-2021 academic year; award amount will remain up to $7500 per academic year. 

 

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact the Wynn Employee Foundation team at foundation@wynnresorts.com or call

(702) 770-7635.

 

 

 

Wynn[1] is committed to team members’ individual development, and is furthering its efforts through an employee scholarship program launched in 2018. This policy outlines the program administered through the Wynn Employee Foundation. 

 

PROCEDURE

  • The Wynn Employee Foundation Scholarship Program accepts applications during the 2nd quarter of each year. Applications are open for a minimum of 14 days.
  • The Foundation will award up to 10 scholarships to Wynn Las Vegas employees or dependents[1] of employees and up to 5 scholarships to Encore Boston Harbor employees or dependents2 of employees. The number of scholarships awarded is subject to change at the discretion of the Wynn Employee Foundation Board of Directors.
  • Scholarship recipients are awarded up to $7,500 per academic year[2]The scholarship will provide financial assistance for tuition, fees, and books. Award amounts are at the discretion of the Wynn Employee Foundation Board of Directors.
  • A scholarship is awarded up to a maximum of four academic years.
  • Applicants must be high school seniors, current college students, or other individuals planning to enroll in a Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institution or in a Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (MDHE) public campus.
  • An eligible Wynn employee must have completed one year of employment as of January 1st of the year in which the scholarship will be awarded, and have worked an average of 20 hours a week during that year.
  • Applicants must complete a standard scholarship application form.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. 
  • Applications include an essay not to exceed three typewritten single-spaced pages.  The topic of the essay will be available on the scholarship application.
  • Applications will be reviewed by a 12-member Employee Advisory Council.
  • The Employee Advisory Council and/or an independent selection committee may interview applicants as part of its review.
  • The Employee Advisory Council makes recommendations to the independent committee who have the final authority to make awards.
  • A scholarship award may be terminated at the discretion of the Employee Advisory Council.
  • Scholarships are disbursed to the NSHE institution or MDHE public campus where the recipient is enrolled.  The institution or public campus will apply the award in accordance with its policies and procedures. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • An eligible employee – whether applying for themselves or on behalf of a dependent -- must be an active employee and not have active written discipline at the time of application.   
  • Wynn employees awarded a scholarship must enroll in a minimum of six (6) credits in both the Fall and Spring Semesters of the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded. 
  • The dependent of a Wynn employee who is awarded a scholarship must enroll in a minimum of twelve (12) credits in both the Fall and Spring Semesters of the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.
  • Current scholarship recipients are not eligible for Wynn’s tuition reimbursement program.
  • To be eligible to apply in subsequent years current scholarship recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the conclusion of the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.
  • Transcript showing grades for all classes taken in Fall and Spring semesters must be provided to the Wynn Employee Foundation no later than four (4) weeks following the conclusion of the academic year.
 

[1] As used herein, the use of the term “Wynn” refers to Wynn Resorts, Limited, Wynn Las Vegas, LLC (which includes Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas), Wynn MA, LLC, Wynn Design and Development, LLC, and their affiliated companies with operations based in the United States.  This Policy applies to all employees of Wynn, unless otherwise prohibited by the applicable laws of the jurisdiction in which the company is operating.

[2] As used herein, the term “dependent” means a natural or adopted child, or an individual, under the age of 27, for which the eligible Wynn employee is a legal guardian.

[3] As used herein, the term “academic year” means a period beginning with the Fall Semester and concludes with the final Summer Semester or Session offered in the subsequent calendar year.