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The application program will be available again in February, 2022. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the upcoming academic year! If you are an applicant who would like to discover more scholarship opportunities you might qualify for, please continue to the Scholarship America Hub and sign up!

Stuart Moldaw Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ross Stores, Inc. established the Stuart Moldaw Scholarship in 2009 to honor Stuart G. Moldaw – Ross’ founder and Chairman Emeritus – for his lifelong commitment to charitable giving. The Scholarship Program assists Associates and their dependents who plan to continue their education in college, graduate school, or vocational-technical school programs. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time or part-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This 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.

Eligibility for Associates

  • Minimum of one year of service with Ross or dd’s DISCOUNTS.
  • Full- or part-time Associate in good standing at time of application*.
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll as a full- or part-time student at a 2- or 4-year college, graduate school, or vocational-technical school for the entire academic year.”

Eligibility for Dependents

  • Dependent children of Associates in good standing* with a minimum of one year of service with Ross or dd’s DISCOUNTS.
  • Dependent children are defined as natural or legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the Associate’s household or primarily supported by the Associate.
  • Age 26 or under.
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll as a full- or part-time student at a 2- or 4-year college, graduate school, or vocational-technical school for the entire academic year.

*Good standing means an Associate has not received a corrective action or Performance Development Plan in the last six (6) months if they are hourly or in the last twelve (12) months if salaried. Dates are determined as of the application deadline date of March 31, 2021.

**Part-time study is a minimum of six credit hours per term.

Award information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award of $1,100 or $2,200.
  • Awards are for undergraduate, graduate or vocational-technical study in any major or industry.
  • Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years.
  • Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in student’s course of study, continued employment in good standing of the Associate, and continuation of the program by Ross Stores, Inc.
  • Awards to Associates and dependents will be in direct proportion to the number of applications received from each group.


Applicants will be notified in June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Payment is made in one installment in August. Checks are made payable to the school and either mailed to each recipient’s home address, or sent via EFT to participating schools.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

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

Once a pool of qualified applicants is selected, financial need will be considered. Consideration will be given to those who demonstrate the greatest need. Award amounts will be $1,100 or $2,200.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or Associate of Ross Stores, Inc. play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

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

  • 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

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 5, 2021 1:00 pm.

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

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