Cumberland Farms, Framingham, Mass., is accepting applications from eligible 2010 high school graduates for its Believe and Achieve Scholarship program.
This is the fourth year the chain has been able to provide individual $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors bound for college.
The Believe and Achieve Scholarship program is open to students who live within 30 miles of any Cumberland Farms retail convenience store. Children of Cumberland Farms employees also are eligible to apply. While the initiative takes academic performance into account, the award also considers the student’s financial need.
“We know how difficult it can be for some students to afford college, that’s why we are proud to have a program that can make the cost of college a little bit easier for these families,” said Ari Haseotes, president of Cumberland Farms Retail Division. “The Believe and Achieve scholarship is a way for us to give back to the communities that patronize our stores.”
Applications can be submitted online through www.cumberlandfarms.com/doinggood and will be open until Dec. 15, 2009.