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Adrienne and Vernon O. Underwood, Sr. Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: June 1, 2021 3:00 pm CT

The Underwood Family has established a scholarship program to assist children of Young’s Market Company LLC employees 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 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, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Adrienne and Vernon O. Underwood, Sr. Scholarship Program award must be:

  • Unmarried children, age 25 and under, of full-time Young’s Market Company, LLC or its affiliate companies’ employees who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline.
  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, vocational-technical school or graduate school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Children of Young’s Market Company, LLC and affiliate companies’ executive officers and Underwood and Smith family members are ineligible for this program.

Award information:

  • Recipients attending a four-year college, university or graduate school will receive an award in the amount of $2,500.
  • Recipients attending a two- year college or vocational-technical school will receive an award in the amount of $1,000.
  • Awards are not renewable, however students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
  • Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.


Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

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

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Underwood and Smith families or any officer or employee of Young’s Market Company, LLC or its affiliates play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Applicants will be notified in July. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Underwood family. Payment is made in one installment in August.

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

  • A 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 June 4, 2021 3:00 pm.

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

The Underwood Family has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!