PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 1, 2017--
Inc. announced that its Make-A-Difference Scholarship Program, in
which $60,000 is awarded to 60 high school and undergraduate students
across the country, is now open to accept applications at www.rentacenter.com/scholarships.
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Some of last year's Make-A-Difference Scholarship recipients (Photo: Business Wire)
Customers and coworkers at all lines of business including Get It Now,
Home Choice, AcceptanceNOW and Rent-A-Center Franchising are eligible to
participate. Applications will be accepted until midnight Feb. 1, 2018.
The Make-A-Difference Scholarship Program is administered through a
partnership with Scholarship America®, the nation’s leading nonprofit
scholarship and educational support organization.
Scholarship beneficiaries must pursue their first undergraduate degree
at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational
school or technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico.
Recipients will be announced in April 2018 and awarded their
scholarships in August.
Juan Mercado, one of this past year recipients and the son of an
assistant manager of a Rent-A-Center, Inc.-owned Get It Now store in
Walworth, Wis., was happy about receiving the money.
"My mother cannot help me with my expenses because of the rent and basic
bills that she needs to pay,” wrote Mercado in an email. “This
scholarship will be used to fill the missing gap for my college
expenses. I am very grateful to receive this scholarship and thankful
Rent-A-Center, Inc. has donated more than $730,000 to hundreds of
students through the Make-A-Difference Scholarship established in 2004.
“Supporting and empowering our customers, their children and our
coworkers’ children is an investment in our future,” said Gina Hethcock,
Rent-A-Center’s senior public and community relations manager. “Our
goals are to help students get a step ahead and give back to our
customers and coworkers for their loyalty and support.”
A rent-to-own industry leader, Plano, Texas-based, Rent-A-Center,
Inc. is focused on improving the quality of life for its customers
by providing them the opportunity to obtain ownership of high-quality,
durable products such as consumer electronics, appliances, computers,
furniture and accessories, under flexible rental purchase agreements
with no long-term obligation.
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Source: Rent-A-Center, Inc.
Gina Hethcock, 214-801-1424
Community Relations Manager