Meijer Announces $10,000 Scholarship Program

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For the third consecutive year, Meijer team members and their children will have a chance to receive up to $10,000 to further their college education with the Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship, a competitive scholarship administered by Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

“Our dad always believed that continued education and lifelong learning were invaluable,” Co‐chairman of the Grand Rapids, Mich.‐based retailer Doug Meijer said.

The Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship is a private scholarship fund that was established at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation in 1975.  Last year, the program awarded $315,000 in scholarships, furthering the college educations of 120 Meijer team members and their children.

While administered in Grand Rapids, the scholarship is open to all team members regardless of where they reside.

The Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship is awarded by the Grand Rapids Community

Foundation based on financial need, academics, and community involvement. A written essay of aspirations and educational goals is also part of the application process.

The scholarships are available for use at any accredited college, university, vocational, technical or specialized educational institution nationwide. The number of scholarships awarded each year is determined as a percentage of the total number of applicants as set by the federal government.

To qualify for the scholarships, Meijer team members must have one year of continuous service by the April 1 application deadline, and may be full‐ or part‐time students.

Dependents of Meijer team member must be full‐time students with a minimum of 12 credit hours.

For more information on the application process and to apply, please visit or


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