Tuition Reimbursement

Fall 2023 Semester!

The Tuition Reimbursement program is an opportunity for Hamra employees to receive financial assistance towards educational expenses when they participate in a class at an accredited institution or approved leadership training.


  • All active Hamra employees, including those who are on leave of absence to return to school, who have worked at Hamra for at least 30 days are eligible, as are their dependent children, when enrolled in classes at an accredited institution or approved leadership training.
  • The employee must be in active status at time of award disbursement. If the employee is inactive at time of disbursement the award is forfeited. (See exception for LOA to return to school below).
  • For employees who are on Leave of Absence to return to school, they must be in active status for some period of time during the month of June (for Fall semester grants) or December (for Summer/Spring semester grants) to receive reimbursement.
  • Previous recipients that have met the $5,000-lifetime grant limit are not eligible.

Awards Guidelines:

Reimbursement Awards may be granted to cover costs associated with completion of approved educational courses. This award may cover complete or partial cost of qualified educational expenses such as fees, tuition and books required for class completion.

To be approved you must provide necessary documentation by the application deadline (see below), including proof the course was completed with a passing grade (C or better) or certificate of successful completion and any receipts for eligible expenses.

Award Amount:

All approved applications will receive awards.

The amount awarded is contingent on the number of applications approved and not to exceed $1,000 per approved applicant per calendar year and a family maximum of $3,000 per calendar year.  The lifetime award maximum for a recipient and their family is $5,000**

Awards will be disbursed at the beginning of July and the beginning of January, depending on the disbursement period you are applying for.

Application Deadline:

  • We are now accepting applications for Fall 2023 Semester!
  • The deadline for submitting applications for each disbursement period is May 31 (For Fall semester) and November 30 (For Spring semester).  Any applications submitted after these dates will be reviewed during the next disbursement period.
  • Application submissions will be accepted on a continual basis during the application window.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please Note:

** Awards will be disbursed bi-annually. The maximum educational reimbursement per disbursement period will be $25,000.  If grants total over $25,000 in that disbursement period, we will reduce all the grants by the same percentage to successfully stay within the max amount available for disbursement.  

All previously approved leadership training courses are eligible for the Tuition Reimbursement Fund award unless otherwise directed by HERO Fund Board of Directors. All decisions of the committee are final. The HERO Fund reserves the right to amend or cancel this program on an annual basis with changes occurring for next calendar year.

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