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Jason's Deli Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Jason’s Deli Family Fund has established a scholarship program to assist employees, employees’ children, and employees’ spouses who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the Jason’s Deli Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 24 and under, of full-time employees who have a minimum of one year of employment as of the application deadline.
    *Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.


  • Part-time or full-time Jason’s Deli employees** who have a minimum of one-year active service as of the application deadline date.
    **Employees include everyone employed by DMI, Inc. Part-time employees include hourly employees in the delis who averaged 20 hours per week for the past six months.

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.

Employee and employee spouse recipients must enroll in at least six (6) credit hours per semester. Dependent children of employees must be enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.)

The employee must still be employed by the company at the time the award recipients are announced in May.


If selected as a recipient, awards are $3,500 for full-time students and $2,000 for part-time students.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

The employee must still be employed by the company at the time award recipients are announced.

Awards are for undergraduate study only and must be used for education-related expenses.


All applicants will be notified in May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Jason’s Deli Family Fund. Payment is made in July.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Jason’s Deli Family Fund play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

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

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

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 19, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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