Convenience cares about tomorrow's industry leaders. Convenience store employees serve their communities, and we feel it's important to invest in these future leaders. Helping to fund the education of convenience store employees propels the industry forward with strong leadership.
For nearly 30 years, NACS Foundation has provided scholarships to convenience channel employees to fuel the next generation's industry leaders.
Honor Industry Icons
THe NACS Foundation Scholarship honors Jim Yates, founder of E-Z Mart Stores, former NACS Chairman of the Board, and a pioneer in the industry. In 1999, Altria Distribution Group's donation expanded the program to honor David Erickson, former CEO of Erickson Oil Products.
Scholarship recipients receive $3,000 to cover undergraduate or community college tuition costs.
Annual NACS Foundation Scholarship Reception
Scholarship recipients also receive a stipend to attend the NACS Show–the only global event for all things convenience–where they will be recognized among retail leaders during a special evening ceremony and given the first-hand opportunity to learn more about exciting career paths in the industry.
Since its inception, the NACS Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to NACS retail member employees.