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Stuart Moldaw Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

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 education. The Scholarship Program provides tuition assistance to Associates and their dependents who plan to continue their education in college, graduate school, or vocational-technical school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time or part-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. If selected, recipients can apply to renew their scholarships each year for three additional years.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility for Associates

  • Minimum of one year of service with Ross or dd’s DISCOUNTS.1
  • Full- or part-time Associate in good standing at time of application.2
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll as a full- or part-time3 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 standing2 with a minimum of one year of service with Ross or dd’s DISCOUNTS.1
  • 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-time3 student at a 2- or 4-year college, graduate school, or vocational-technical school for the entire academic year.

1Minimum one year of service as of the application deadline date of March 15, 2024.

2Good 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 15, 2024.

3Part-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 (for part-time students) or $2,200 (for full-time students) to go toward tuition.
  • 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.


All applicants will be notified by Scholarship America if they are selected for an award or not. Scholarship America aims to send notification no later than July 31.* 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 will be made in one installment, which Scholarship America intends to send in late July.* Checks are made payable to the school and either mailed to each recipient’s home address, or sent via EFT to participating schools.

*Notification and/or payment dates are subject to change due to unforeseeable circumstances.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Notable personal or family experiences
  • An online recommendation

Once a pool of qualified applicants is selected, consideration will be given to financial need with prioritization given to those who demonstrate the greatest need.

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:

  • 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: SAT or ACT test scores are not required. However, if you choose to provide them and they are not already listed on your high school transcript, then you will need to upload an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are unnecessary.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 20, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

Ross Stores, Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub to learn more and apply!

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