The NACS Scholarship Program was created 18 years ago to recognize and support industry employees who demonstrate the potential and the determination to someday hold positions of senior leadership in the industry. The program honors the memory of industry icon Jim Yates, founder of E-Z Mart Stores and former NACS Chairman. In 2011, a donation from Altria expanded the program to include honoring the memory of David Erickson, former CEO of Erickson Oil Products.
Selected applicants are awarded $3,000 each for costs of undergraduate career education, community college, or college. In addition, scholarship recipients also receive a stipend to attend the 2017 NACS Show in Chicago, Illinois, October 17–20, where they will be recognized during a special evening ceremony and given the first-hand opportunity to learn more about exciting career paths in the industry.
This scholarship is sponsored by the NACS Foundation located at 1600 Duke Street, Suite 700, Alexandria, VA. 22314, the education and charitable affiliate of NACS.
Two separate scholarship checks will be mailed to the recipient's home address, made payable to the scholarship recipient’s college or university. The first award payment will be issued in August for $1,500 and the second payment of $1,500 will be distributed in December.
||2017-18 NACS Scholarship Program period begins in March 2017 |
|June 1, 2017
||Submission period for 2017-18 NACS Scholarship Program ends on June 1, 2017|
|June 30, 2017
||Notification of 2017-18 NACS Scholarship Status|
||First award payment in the amount of $1,500 mailed to 2017-18 NACS Scholarship recipients|
|October 17-20, 2017
||2017 NACS Show in Chicago, Illinois. NACS Scholarship Recipient Awards Ceremony to be held one evening during the show.|
||Second and final award payment in the amount of $1,500 mailed to 2017-18 NACS Scholarship recipients|