Scholarship America - Best Buy Scholarship Program (ID 1234)
- Start Date:
- Best Buy and Best Buy Children’s Foundation serve a diverse population of young teens by providing access to opportunities for teens through technology. Through its support of out-of-school programs, Best Buy is a conduit for teens to reach development opportunities that are important to them. Best Buy will help teens develop the technology skills they will need for success in college, careers and life….and when they’re ready, we’ll help students in grades 9-12 reach their dreams of college by providing access to education through the Best Buy Scholarship Program.
This year the program will award scholarships to students in grades 9-12 living in the U.S. or Puerto Rico who plan to enter a full-time undergraduate course of study upon high school graduation.
1,100 students will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. If you’re a 9-12 grade student who plans to attend post-secondary education, have solid grades and are involved in community service or have work experience, we encourage you to apply! (Previous winners are ineligible to apply).
Since 1999, Best Buy has provided over $20.7 million in scholarship funds to help 16,545 students attend college.
- Min GPA:
- Full(12+ Credits)
- Eligibility -
•Be students currently in grades 9-12 living in the United States or Puerto Rico. Students from public, private, alternate, or home schools are eligible to apply. Students attending school on a military base using an APO address are not eligible.
•Have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent.
•Demonstrate commitment to and involvement in community volunteer service or work experience.
•Be planning to enter a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational-technical school, or online school/program in the United States or Puerto Rico following high school graduation. Applicants who are current high school seniors must enroll no later than fall 2013. Applicants who are in grades 9-11 must plan to enroll no later than the fall term following high school graduation.
•Have never been selected as a Best Buy Scholarship recipient.
- Special Criteria:
- Application Procedure:
Students must provide a unique and valid email address and create a password. Correspondence throughout the application process will be by email. Students failing to use a valid email address that will accept bulk email and students who do not regularly check their email will not receive consideration.
Be sure to add email@example.com to your Contacts, Address Book, or 'Safe Senders' list.
The registration process does require verification of your email address prior to your being able to access an application account. Follow the prompts on screen and in email messaging to successfully register for the program.
Applicants may wish to gather the following information that is necessary for the application:
•List of student's community volunteer service, work experience and participation in school activities
•Student's high school transcript of grades
•High school address and phone number
Begin the electronic application process by clicking on the Register as an Applicant link in the Scholarship Links menu in the left margin.
After registering and activating your account through your email, you can leave and re-enter the application site prior to submitting the application. To leave the site, click on the Logout link, which you'll find located at the top of the left margin of your application. To return, you must enter your email and password as provided when you registered.
Carefully review your application before submission. All pages must be completed and entered in the format described in order to submit the application. Proper punctuation and standard capitalization (Jill Smith, 10 Main Street, New York, NY) must be used when entering data.
Once the application is submitted, no further additions or changes may be made. The application must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. EST on February 15, 2013.
Applicants are solely responsible for submitting all information necessary for the application process. Scholarship Management Services will email acknowledgment of receipt of all submitted applications and reserves the right not to process applications found to be incomplete as of the application deadline. All information submitted is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship Management Services.
A helpful hint…..don’t wait until the last couple days to apply as the site experiences heavy traffic at the close of the program. No late applications will be accepted.
Winners will be announced on at http://pr.bby.com in early May 2013. Be sure to check back to http://pr.bby.com at that time.