Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

Scholarships

2017-2018 GACS Educational Foundation Scholarships


The 2017-2018 application period is open January 1 - April 1, 2017

View our 2017-2018 Scholarship Winners

One (1) Brittany Schmeelk Scholarship - $2,000
One (1) Jim Tudor Scholarship - $2,000 (sponsored by Susie Q's Foods)
One (1) Hayes Bryan Scholarship - $2,000 (sponsored by McLane)
One (1) Laura K. Glover Martin Memorial Scholarhip - $1,000 (sponsored by Walt & Anita Glover)
Two (2) Flowers Bakeries Group Scholarships - $1,000 (sponsored by Flowers Bakeries Group)

One (1) Nancy Bivings Scholarship - $1,000
Two (2) $1,000 Outstanding Academic Merit Scholarships
Five (5) $1,000 Financial Need Scholarships
Two (2) $1,500 B Average Scholarships
Two (2) $1,000 Outstanding Extracurricular Activity, Arts, and/or Sports Scholarship
Two (2) $1,000 Nomination Based Scholarships


In addition, the winner of the Brittany Schmeelk Scholarship will receive a complimentary registration and guest registration, plus accommodations at the annual GACS Convention at the Hilton Sandestin.

Thank you to our "Future Funders"

Steve Bell; Lori Burnam; Brian Griffith; Mike Hyde; Greg Woolard

Become a Future Funder by purchasing a book of raffle tickets (raffle held at annual convention). View more information on convention or call the GACS Office with questions: 770-736-9723.

Interested in Creating a Scholarship?

There are 2 ways you can create a scholarship: sponsor or piggyback

By sponsoring a scholarship, any designated GACS member can win your scholarship.

Piggybacking a scholarship means that ONLY your company’s employees or children of your employees can win your designated scholarship.

Either way, you can select the amount (minimum $1,000) and name(s) of the awards and customize the criteria.

For more information and to sign up, please click on the appropriate link below.

Sponsored Scholarship

Piggyback Scholarship

Who Is Eligible?

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

*Must be a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior

*You must be an employee of a GACS member company or a dependent son or daughter of a GACS member company employee.

*The eligible employee must have at least one year of continuous service as of January 1 of the year in which the scholarships are awarded.

*You must be employed or have a parent/guardian that is employed at a GACS member company at the time awards are announced.
No exceptions will be made.

Note: If you or your parent/guardian is an eligible employee at the time you receive notification that you have received an award you will retain the award for the full academic term.

Selection of Winners

Scholarship winners will be selected in May by an independent selection committee. Winners will be notified by June 2017. Winners must enroll in college as full-time students in the fall of 2017. Completed applications must be received by the program administrator no later than April 1, 2017.

How to Apply

The application period is open January 1 - April 1.

For additional information regarding the scholarship program click here to contact ISTS, email them at contactus@applyists.com (use subject line: GACS), or call them toll free at 855-670-4787.

Questions? Contact the GACS office at 770-736-9723.

*If you are asked for a Program Key when beginning the online application process, please use GACS.