Shopko Teammate and Family
Member Scholarships

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We support the education of our Shopko family.

The connection between education and health is undeniable: as education increases, health improves. And, that's beneficial for all of our communities. Through the Teammate and Family Member Scholarship Program, qualified grant winners receive up to $2,500 for a given academic year.

The scholarships, awarded through a competitive process, include post-secondary accredited programs: 2- or 4-year colleges and universities, vocational schools, and technical schools. Applicants must be currently enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a full-time course of study for the entire academic year during which the scholarship is awarded.

The program is open to full- or part-time Shopko teammates and their dependent children under the age of 24 (as of July 1 of the year scholarships are awarded). Applicants who are children of Shopko teammates must be dependent on a Shopko teammate for over 50% of their cost of living. Shopko teammates must have at least one year of continuous service as of January 1 of the scholarship year.

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Official Rules

Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen and either a Shopko teammate or a dependent child of a Shopko teammate under the age of 24 (as of July 1, 2019). Applicants who are children of Shopko teammates must be dependent on the Shopko teammate for over 50% of their cost of living. The applicant or parent of the applicant must be employed by Shopko either part-time or full-time for at least one year of continuous service as of January 1, 2019.

The teammate must be in good standing with Shopko as defined in the Teammate Conduct Policy.

The applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-or four-year college, university, vocational, or technical school for the entire 2019-2020 academic year.

When are applications accepted?

Applications are accepted from January 1 to March 1; Submit an on-line application form available on the Shopko Website, by March 1, 2019.

What materials do I need to include?

  • Original official transcripts from all post-secondary colleges or universities attended; or High School seniors and students who have completed less than one full quarter of a semester of post-secondary education must include an official high school transcript of grades. Photocopies or electronic submission of any transcripts will not be considered.
  • Students currently or previously enrolled in college or vocational/technical school must include all college or vocational/technical transcripts of grades.
  • Transcripts must include grade summary and grade point average.
  • Two letters of reference or recommendation
    • One academic reference or recommendation.
    • One reference or recommendation from a teacher, coach, or other adult who is not an immediate relative.
  • Application materials must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2019 and addressed to: Shopko Foundation 700 Pilgrim Way P.O. Box 19060 Green Bay, WI 54307-9060
  • Shopko is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, illegible applications, or postage-due mail. All applications become the property of Shopko.
  • By submitting an application, applicants agree to provide other information and documentation as may be reasonably requested by the selection committee.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.

What is the judging process?

Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic record, leadership, and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals, and applicant recommendations.

What is the selection process?

Recipients will be selected by an independent, volunteer selection committee made up of educators not affiliated with Shopko, based on application materials provided. All scholarship applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by June 1.

How is the payment for a scholarship made?

The scholarship program is funded by the Shopko Foundation. Payments are made by July 15 to the recipient’s school in one installment of up to $2,500. Checks are mailed directly to the school indicated on the Scholarship Acknowledgment Form and made payable to the school on behalf of the student. Awards are for one year only.

How is a recipient notified and how do you claim scholarship?

  • Recipients will be notified by June 1. All recipients must sign and return the Scholarship Acknowledgement Form and a Publicity Release included with the award notification. Award of scholarship is subject to verification of enrollment from an accredited institution for the upcoming school year. In the event a recipient does not graduate from high school, drops out of high school, or does not enroll in an accredited institution for study during the coming school year, the scholarship will be forfeited and, where practical, awarded to an alternate recipient.
  • Shopko requires a receipt from the accredited institution of tuition and fees paid by the scholarship award.

What are the recipient obligations?

Acceptance of a scholarship constitutes permission to use the recipient’s name and/or likeness for purposes of internal Shopko promotion and communication.

Are there any additional terms?

  • Taxes on awards are the sole responsibility of the recipients. By participating, entrants agree:
    • To the Official Rules and decisions of the Selection Committee which shall be final in all respects
    • (Where legal) to the use of their names and/or likenesses for advertising, promotional, and publicity purposes without written consent or compensation; and
    • To release, discharge, and hold harmless the Shopko Foundation and the Selection Committee from damages arising out of, in any way, their participation in this program.

Are there any scholarship restrictions?

  • Scholarships are awarded for one academic year; however, recipients may reapply each year. An individual may only be awarded a maximum of four Shopko Teammate and Family Scholarships.
  • No substitutions or transfers permitted. Scholarships are to be used to cover institution costs and fees. In the event institution costs and fees are less than the scholarship amount, the balance of the scholarship may be used for other education costs such as course materials, books and on- or off-campus housing. The Selection Committee reserves the right to interpret these rules and to make decisions concerning the award, acceptance, and use of scholarships in situations not covered by these rules.
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