THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
In keeping with our commitment to invest in the future of our employees, we are pleased to offer the Sobeys & Empire Scholarship Program, which awards an average of forty $1500 scholarships to deserving student employees across Canada each year. Since 2010, more than 240 scholarships have been awarded.
Employees are eligible if they currently work at any corporate location or are employed by a franchisee or affiliate, and meet the following criteria:
- Have worked without breaks in service for a minimum of six (6) months or 500 hours as of April 30th each year
- Have obtained, or are in the process of obtaining, a high school diploma, or are registered as a full-time student at a Canadian college/university, with an academic achievement of 70% or above in their last semester.
Applications will be accepted annually from March 1st to April 30th.
The scholarships are not automatically renewed each year, however, previous scholarship recipients are encouraged to apply each year of eligibility, for up to a maximum of four years.
Scholarship recipients are notified of selection annually in July and scholarship funds are sent to recipients in August of each year.
Applicants are required to submit a completed online Program Application Form relating to volunteer work, career interests, and extracurricular activities. The following items are also required as attachments:
- A scan of an official transcript of the most recent completed semester (high school or college/university). *Award recipients may be required to provide a notarized transcript.
- A copy of a letter confirming acceptance/enrolment from a post-secondary institution.
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