Cumberland Farms kicked off the second year of its Believe and Achieve Scholarship program on October 1st. The program provides individual $1,000 scholarships to eligible graduating high school seniors living in the Company's service areas.
The Believe and Achieve Scholarship program is open to students who live within 30 miles of any Cumberland Farms outlet int he Northeast and Florida and who are entering college in the fall of 2008. The scholarship program is also open to children of Cumberland Farms employees, regardless of where they live. While the initiative takes academic performance into account, the awards also considers the student's financial need.
"There is a tremendous amount of bright students who need help easing the financial weight of a college education, " said Cumberland Farms CEO, Lily Bentas. "That is why we're so proud of our Believe and Achieve program. Last year we were able to help 79 motivated students, by assisting in the costs of paying for books or tuition. We're looking forward to being able to help more again this year."
Eligible high school seniors are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. information about the Believe and achieve Scholarship, including entry criteria and deadlines is available online at http://www.cumberlandfarms.com/ and in store locations.
The application deadline is December 15, 2007.