Wawa, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist associates and their dependent children who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.
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.
Applicants to the Dick Wood College Scholarship Program must:
Children of Associates Director level and above are ineligible.
Scholarship finalists are selected on the basis of:
*Personal Essay Question (included in application): “Dick Wood was a model servant leader – always putting the needs of others and the organization above his own. The goal of this scholarship program is to help expand your education and future opportunities, so you can then help make the world a better place just as Dick has and continues to do. Tell us how you believe this educational experience will help you to become a better leader, to find your own higher purpose, and to help fulfill the lives of others in whatever field you pursue”.
Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.
SAI will select up to 30 finalists and Sponsor will select recipients based on SAI review and essay questions from each applicant. 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.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $7,500 award. Up to 10 awards will be granted. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and continued Wawa, Inc. employment).
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
All applicants will be notified in May.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Wawa, Inc. Payment is made in August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than January 26, 2021 3:00 pm.
*Recommenders are individuals who can provide information on your behalf. A recommender cannot be related to you.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.