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Casey's Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Casey’s General Stores, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (collectively the “Company”) has established a scholarship program to help finance higher education for employees and for the children of its employees. The scholarships provide an opportunity for up to thirty (30) eligible employees to be awarded $1,000 and for up to thirty (30) dependent children of eligible employees to be awarded $1,000 of Company-sponsored scholarships annually.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria depending on which scholarship they are applying for:

Dependent Scholarships:An applicant for a dependent scholarship must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible:

  1. Be dependent* children, ages 17 to 24, of part-time or full‑time employees of Casey’s General Stores, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries companies (collectively “the Company”) who have a minimum of one (1) year of consecutive employment as of the application deadline date. For purposes of this scholarship program, part-time employees must work an average of 20 hours per week. In the event of a break in service of more than 90 days, time accrual for the scholarship program will begin on the date in which the employee is rehired with the Company. Dependents of Company Officers are not eligible to receive scholarship awards.

* A “dependent child” is defined as a child by birth, adoption, legal guardianship, or is a stepchild, and is not married.

  1. Plans to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. A minimum of 12 credit hours per semester is deemed full-time, unless otherwise defined by the educational institution.
Employee Scholarships:An applicant for an employee scholarship must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible:

  1. A full-time or part-time employee is eligible after working a minimum of one (1) year of consecutive employment with the Company as of the application deadline date. During said year, a part-time employee must work an average of 20 hours per week to be eligible. In the event of a break in service of more than 90 days, time accrual for the scholarship program will begin on the date in which the employee is rehired with the Company. Company officers are not eligible to receive scholarship awards.
  1. An eligible employee plans to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school, or graduate school for the entire upcoming academic year. Casey’s employees may be enrolled in either part-time or full-time study.

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive:

  • An award in the amount of $1,000.
  • Up to thirty (30) awards will be granted to dependent children and an additional thirty (30) awards will be granted to eligible employees.
  • Awards are not renewable, however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.
  • A recipient cannot receive an award in two consecutive years.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. Other than confirmation of eligibility, no officer or employee of the Company plays a part in the selection of the scholarship recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification
Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Casey’s General Stores, Inc. Awards will be paid in one installment in early August. Any unused portion of a students scholarship will be reimbursed by the school to Scholarship America.

Obligations

Scholarship recipients must enroll in the educational programs no later than the fall of the year in which their awards are given. In order to remain eligible for scholarship payments, recipients must maintain a consecutive fall and spring semester and if the recipient is a dependent of a Casey’s employee, must remain at full-time status (completing a minimum of 12 credits per semester). A scholarship is automatically forfeited if the student falls below full-time status or drops a semester. Recipients have no obligations to Casey’s. They are, however, required to provide Scholarship America with current transcripts and to notify Scholarship America of any change of address, school enrollment, or other pertinent information.

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

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