Cumberland Farms recently announced that 130 talented high school seniors have been awarded “Believe & Achieve” Scholarships to help them attend college in the fall of 2018. Among the winners is South Broward High School graduate Rebecca Magnan of Hollywood. Magnan will be attending Pomona College.
Since the launch of Cumberland Farms’ popular scholarship program over a decade ago, the company has provided more than $1.2 million of critical financial assistance to over 1,200 college-bound young adults to help them realize their dreams of achieving a college education.
As part of the company’s commitment to nurturing the future of young people, the “Believe & Achieve” program provides $1,000 scholarships annually to 130 eligible graduating high school seniors across its service area. This year Cumberland Farms has awarded $130,000 in “Believe & Achieve” Scholarships to students in Massachusetts, Florida, New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island and more.
Previous “Believe & Achieve” Scholarship recipients from Cumberland Farms’ service area have attended a wide range of colleges and universities, including Harvard University, Yale, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Purdue, University of Massachusetts, Clemson, Florida State, University of Michigan, Princeton, University of Florida, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York University, University of Miami, and more. To learn more about Cumberland Farms’ “Believe & Achieve” program, and this year’s recipients, click here.
“Giving back to the communities we serve is a critical part of our company mission; we had this in mind when we started the “Believe & Achieve” Scholarship Program back in 2006, with the goal of helping hard-working and ambitious young people,” said Ari Haseotes, CEO of Cumberland Farms. “After twelve years and over 1,200 students, and more than $1.2 million in scholarships awarded, we are truly proud of the difference we are able to make for these deserving young men and women, and we continue to be inspired by them every step of the way.”
The program is open to students entering a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school in the fall of 2018 who live within 30 miles of any Cumberland Farms store. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic performance and financial need, as well as involvement in extracurricular activities such as community service and athletics. The application process for next year’s scholarship program will open in October 2018.
Since formalizing its Corporate Giving Program over a decade ago, Cumberland Farms has donated millions of dollars in cash and products to causes that directly benefit thousands of young people through scholarships, direct-to-school programs, youth sports, local fundraising and more.