NAG Scholarship Deadline This Friday

NAG-logoChildren of National Advisory Group members have until Friday, June 7 to apply for scholarship opportunity.

The National Advisory Group (NAG) Scholarship fund helps defer the cost of higher education for children of convenience store employees who work for a  NAG member company. Applicants have until the end of this week—Friday June 7—to apply.

NAG is a top organization of hard-working executives from small- to medium-sized chains whose mission is to help other convenience store executives build profits and relationships. This group meets once a year to share best business practices, operational improvements and revenue-generating ideas that address today’s business challenges.

Additionally, NAG helps to cultivate and groom the convenience store leaders of tomorrow. In keeping with that theme, NAG is proud to continue its scholarship fund for children of NAG members.  The NAG scholarship fund will help qualified individuals to offset some of these costs.

Click here to download the NAG Scholarship form.

The Program
The National Advisory Group Scholarship Fund is managed by Convenience Store Decisions and the NAG Board of Directors, and sponsored by the retailer and supplier members of NAG. This program was started in the late 1990’s and has distributed nearly 75 scholarships totaling more than $75,000 to deserving students. The fund is financed through annual dues collections by NAG members and drives from golf outings and conference sponsorship allocations.

Eligibility
Applicants who work in the c-store industry must be employees or children of employees who have a minimum of one-year employment with a NAG member company. Applicants must plan to enroll in a full- or part-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. Applicants who are current students or who have attended school within the past three years must have maintained a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

The Awards
Due to the generous contributions of NAG’s dues-paying members, we have increased the number of winners to five and have a healthy scholarship fund to ensure the college-age children of NAG member companies will receive financial assistance to pursue their goals of becoming the leaders of tomorrow. The program will utilize standard Scholarship America recipient selection procedures, including past academic performance and future potential, leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience and an outside appraisal.

Five awards of $1,000 will be granted. Awards are not renewable, though students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

For more information on both the scholarship and the association, please visit www.nagconvenience.com or www.cstoredecisions.com.

Mark your calendar for the 2013 NAG Conference in Nashville, Tenn. Sept. 15-17.

Contact Tom McIntyre with questions at (440) 250-1583 or via email at tmcintyre@csdecisions.com.

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