Scholarship Name: Publix Scholarships
Description: A major supermarket chain is usually pretty ubiquitous in the area it serves, and Publix is not exception. Serving the southeastern United States (especially the Florida coasts), the customer-oriented grocer is rapidly growing. Almost as ubiquitous as the stores themselves are Publix’s scholarship opportunities for students. Publix sponsors scholarships through a number of universities in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina. Many of these scholarships are administered through the universities themselves. In addition to these school scholarships, as well as the tuition assistance provided by Publix to its employees, Publix also offers a Pharmacy School Assistance Program. The supermarket identifies outstanding associates (you must be a Publix employee for at least 90 continuous days to be eligible for assistance) and offers them $2,500 per semester for pharmacy school. That’s up to $20,000 in free college money for a four-year program! Students must remain active associates at Publix to keep the scholarship (which means 30 hours every 6 months), maintain a C average, and be enrolled in school full time.
Amount: up to $20,000 (for four years)
Awards per Year: Varies
Award is Open to: Undergraduate
Major/Field of Study: Pharmacy
How to Apply/Contact: To find out more about the Publix Pharmacy School Assistance Program, please visit the Publix website. Information about school scholarships can be found by contacting the financial aid office at your school in one of the states listed above.
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Scholarship Name: Math Moves U Scholarship Program
Description: Leave it to the aerospace and defense companies to focus their attention on the math students out there! Raytheon Companies (which you’ve probably never heard of) is a Massachusetts-based research, development and manufacturing company making things like planes and rockets (think Boeing and Lockheed Martin). The cornerstone of this type of work is math, so it makes sense that Raytheon targets middle school students with its Math Moves U scholarship program. This scholarship program for young people brings out the creativity through math, asking 6th, 7th and 8th great students to describe how one of their hobbies or sports could not exist without math. Submissions are judged on both creativity and knowledge of math. Students must use proofs and equations in their submissions. The judges want to see that a significant amount of time was put into each submission, so even the most original idea should have good math to back it up!
Awards per Year: 150
Award is Open to: Middle School Students, High School Students,
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: Math Moves U does more than just offer scholarships, its a math-appreciation program that has various programs for students throughout the year. To find out more about these programs, please visit the Math Moves U website. Raytheon Company also provides financial assistance for college to children and dependents of employees. More information about these $1,000 scholarships is available on the Raytheon website.
See Also: Fortune 500 Scholarships, Scholarships for Young People