The National Supermarket Association Scholarship Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist those students within the local communities in which our member stores are located. Through education we are empowering our communities for a brighter future.
The 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. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the NSA Scholarship Program must:
Employees of NSA stores are eligible to apply.
National Supermarket Association (NSA) store owners and immediate family members* of NSA storeowners are ineligible.
*Immediate family members are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children or Spouses of the storeowners.
Up to 100 NSA awards of $1,000 each and up to 5 Meritorious awards of $5,000 each will be granted. Recipients are eligible to receive one award each year. Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet the eligibility of the program.
Recipients may be offered internships or other opportunities through the NSA.
Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.
All applicants will be notified in late July.
Recipients will be required to provide proof of citizenship/permanent residency or a DACA approval letter at award notification.
National Supermarket Association Scholarship Foundation provides the scholarship payment payable to the student. Payment is made in August.
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, and a 1,000 character essay.
Essay Topic: Provide a statement on how you will make a positive impact in your community using your degree.
Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.
To be considered for the Meritorious award, applicants must be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree related to entrepreneurship or business growth and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.
If an applicant is not selected as a recipient of the Meritorious award they may be eligible to receive an NSA award.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of National Supermarket Association Scholarship Foundation 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:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than June 20, 2022 3:00 pm CT.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.