BINC Foundation Scholarship 2017
Higher Education Scholarships 2017
For over a decade, the Foundation has focused on making a positive impact in the lives of bookstore employees by offering higher education scholarships based on financial need, academic performance and community involvement. Scholarships have been awarded to bookstore employees and their dependents for full-time or part-time study at any accredited institution in the United States.
Over $1.8 million has been awarded to help defray the costs of higher education for more than 650 individuals. These booksellers and their family members received scholarship awards to help them achieve dreams of becoming educators, writers, engineers, doctors and more.
2017 Scholarship Program
The Binc Foundation is accepting applications from January 16, 2017 until March 6, 2017 for the 2017 Binc Foundation Scholarship Program. The program will offer up to 27 higher education awards totaling $109,000 to eligible current bookstore employees/owners and their dependents as well as eligible former Borders Group employees and their dependents. As part of the scholarship program, awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies and room and board. Awards will be given as follows:
- Twenty-Four awards of $3,500 each
- Two awards of $10,000 each to the top two candidates overall. At least one (1) of the $10,000 awards will be granted to an Industry affiliated applicant.
- One Karl Pohrt Tribute Award of $5,000 will be awarded to a independent bookseller who has overcome learning adversity or is a non-traditional student.
For more information on the scholarships and application procedures please visit BINC Foundation website at here