ALEXANDRIA, Va.—How can you encourage promising young workers to make convenience retailing their career? By recognizing these rising industry leaders by nominating them for a scholarship through the NACS Foundation Future Fund.
NACS has extended the deadline until Monday, June 15, for retailers to recognize, reward and develop their employees who show leadership potential. Many of today’s convenience industry leaders got their start at the store level. Through hard work and a commitment to learning, these individuals followed their career paths to positions of senior leadership. The NACS Foundation Future Fund Scholarship Program makes it possible for retailers to help support this journey.
Each year, the NACS Foundation distributes up to 11 scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to selected applicants for tuition costs toward undergraduate career education, community college or university. In addition, the 2020 scholarship recipients will also receive a stipend to attend this year’s NACS Show in Las Vegas on October 11-14, where they will be recognized during a special evening ceremony and given a firsthand opportunity to learn more about exciting career paths in the industry.
The program is designed for college and university students who have demonstrated leadership potential within the convenience channel. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be current full- or part-time employees of a NACS retail member company and must also be enrolled for the fall 2020 semester at any accredited two- or four-year college, university or technical institution, and continue to be enrolled for the entire academic school year (2020-21).
Companies may nominate multiple applicants for scholarships. The deadline to submit applications for the 2020-21 NACS Foundation Future Fund Scholarship is Monday, June 15. Award winners will be notified on or before July 9. Read more about the NACS Foundation Future Fund Scholarship Program and download an application here.