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 Does NACS offer scholarship programs for college students?

​Yes, we do!

​The NACS Scholarship Program was created 17 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.

How it Works
Selected applicants are awarded $3,000 each for costs of undergraduate career education, community college, or university. In addition, scholarship recipients also receive a stipend to attend the 2016 NACS Show in Atlanta, Georgia, October 18–21, 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.

Payment of Scholarship Funds
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.

Check here for more information and to apply now!​​


 2015-16 Scholarship Winners


The 2015-16 NACS Scholarship recipients, each of whom is currently employed with a NACS retail member company, are:

  • Matthew Brien, Delta Technician & Customer Advisor, Delta Sonic Car Wash Systems Inc.
  • Gregory Campbell, Sales Associate, RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc.
  • Sahara Dickinson, Sales Associate, Sheetz, Inc
  • Briana Dolechek, Cashier, The Hub Convenience Store
  • Matthew Hamrick, Pharmacy Technician, Giant Eagle
  • Shannon Hurley, IT Coordinator, Cenex Zip Trip (CHS Inc.)
  • Michael Jones, District Leader – Indianapolis Market, GetGo/Giant Eagle
  • Kevin Kautzman, District Supervisor – Staffing & Training Manager, Kum & Go
  • Loretta Kennis, Quality Assurance Field Specialist, Sheetz, Inc
  • Gyasi McClarence, Point of Sale Analyst, Cumberland Farms Gulf Group
  • Derek Trout, Shift Leader, Bobby and Steve's Auto World