Scholarships

At Hy-Vee, we believe in cultivating the future. Since 1969, we’ve awarded scholarships to both high school and college students through the Hy-Vee Foundation. Hy-Vee scholarships include $1,000 awarded to high school seniors and college students - for a total of $80,000 awarded in scholarship monies. The scholarship award is payable in a lump sum to be applied to normal college expenses including tuition, room and board, book purchases and rentals. (Fees refundable to the student as well as entrance or application fees are not covered.)

To be eligible to apply for a Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship, you may be pursuing any course of study but it must lead to a four-year college degree.

Scholarship awards are announced in early spring after the Scholarship Committee reviews applicant files and submits a list of winners to the Hy-Vee Foundation Board of Directors. The committee selections are certified by the board and winners are notified by letter. Public announcement of the winners is made in early spring in press releases and on posters sent to each Hy-Vee location. The scholarship is confirmed upon proof of college enrollment.

If you are a scholarship winner, you are free to accept any other scholarships and financial rewards. Please report any such awards to the Hy-Vee Scholarship Directors. Notification of tuition-free offers must be reported to the directors.


Send completed applications to:

Hy-Vee Foundation, Inc.
5820 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266


Please contact Sandy Barrick at sbarrick@hy-vee.com for further information.


 

HIGH SCHOOL ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES:
Qualified students are eligible to apply every year.


You are eligible for consideration if:

  • Applicant must be a high school senior working for Hy-Vee or subsidiary who began employment on or before September 15, 2013 or a high school senior son and/or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, 2013, AND
  • Applicant must be enrolling in college for the first time.

You will need to submit by February 10 of the current year:

  • Completed application form.
  • Personal statement describing a time when Hy-Vee made a difference in your life and/or the life of your customer(s). Minimum of 300 words, maximum of 500 words.
  • Resume listing accomplishments in academics, activities, arts and athletics, community service and future post-secondary plans.
  • Official transcript, which should include present student status (for example, junior second semester), last semester’s GPA and cumulative GPA.
  • Test results from the ACT (American College Testing) examination.
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or administrator. Although this is not a mandatory submission, it provides the judges with a more complete portrait of the applicant.


COLLEGE ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES:
Qualified students are eligible to apply every year.


You are eligible for consideration if:

  • Applicant must have been employed at a Hy-Vee location (office, distribution, retail) or subsidiary location after June 1, 2013, AND
  • Applicant must be classified as a full-time student in their freshman, sophomore, or junior year during time of application process, AND
  • Applicant must be classified as a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior at the time funds are disbursed.

You will need to submit by the February 10 deadline:

  • A completed application form.
  • Personal statement describing a time when Hy-Vee made a difference in your life and/or the life of your customer(s). Minimum of 300 words, maximum of 500 words.
  • Resume listing accomplishments in academics, activities, arts and athletics, community service and future post-secondary plans
  • Official transcript (with registrar’s seal), which should include present student status (for example, junior second semester), last semester’s GPA and cumulative GPA.
  • Personal reference letter from a professor, Hy-Vee store director or supervisor.
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