“At Cumberland Farms, we are committed to helping young people fulfill their dreams of entering college, and we are proud to continue to help them reach their goals with the financial support that’s so important in today’s challenging economy,” said Ari Haseotes, President of the Cumberland Farms Retail Division. “We encourage students to apply before the December 15 deadline so that they can move forward with their college ambitions.”
As part of the company’s commitment to nurturing the future of young people, the program provides $1,000 scholarships to eligible graduating high school seniors across its service area. This year Cumberland Farms will award $130,000 in Believe and Achieve Scholarships to 130 students in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
The program is open to students entering a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school in the fall of 2013 who live within 30 miles of any Cumberland Farms location. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic performance, as well as financial need. Winners will be notified in the spring of 2013.
Since formalizing its Corporate Giving Program seven years ago, Cumberland Farms has donated millions of dollars in cash and products to causes that directly benefit thousands of young people through scholarships, direct-to-school programs, youth sports, local fundraising and more.