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Rent-A-Center Make a Difference Scholarship Program

Guidelines

Rent-A-Center, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist Rent-A-Center, Get It Now!, Home Choice, Acceptance NOW and RAC Franchising customers, their spouses, and their dependent children.  The program also helps the dependent children of employees of Rent-A-Center, Get It Now!, Home Choice, Acceptance NOW, RAC Franchising and RAC Field Support Center employees. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

Eligibility

Applicants to the Make a Difference Scholarship Program must be one of the following:

  • Customers in good standing (current customers or customers within the past two years) of Rent-A-Center (includes corporate Rent-A-Center and Rent-A-Center Franchise locations), Get it Now!, Home Choice or Acceptance NOW.

OR

  • Spouses or dependent children of the above customers who are living in the customer’s household.

OR

  • Dependent children, 25 years of age or younger, of current employees of Rent-A-Center (includes corporate Rent-A-Center and Rent-A-Center Franchise locations), Get it Now!, Home Choice, Acceptance NOW or RAC Field Support Center who have been continuously employed for at least one year on April 16, 2019.

OR

  • Dependent children, age 25 or younger, of current Rent-A-Center Franchise owners.

Applicants must live in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico for the entire upcoming academic year.

Applicants must be studying to obtain their first bachelor’s degree.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale (or its equivalent).

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Up to 60 awards will be granted each year. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.  Awards are for undergraduate study only.