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Goedeker's Appliances
Annual College Book Scholarship

Win $500 for Books - Open to All

Do you have a passion for learning and want to further your education? Do you want to improve your chances of employment by earning a college degree?

We all know that, in today’s economy, scraping together funds to attend college can be a challenge. Tuition alone can be a burden, but related expenses such as room & board, textbooks, and other materials add up quickly. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged, wishing for some relief.

Goedeker’s believes in your potential and would love to see you flourish. That is why we are offering a $500 grand prize scholarship toward costly college textbooks.

About Goedeker’s

Goedeker’s is a St. Louis-based, family-oriented company that has been in operation since 1951. We are dedicated to excellence in service, convenience in shopping, and offering quality products at affordable prices. We sell an expansive selection of name brand kitchen appliances, washers and dryers, mattresses, and other home furnishings, both online and at our showroom location.

Applying for a Scholarship

Write an essay about why attending college and your field of study are important to you. Give us some insight into your personal background, your philosophy about learning, why you chose your field in particular, and any other information you feel is relevant. These will be judged based on originality, creativity, organization of thought, and proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

Awards Available

The grand prize is a $500 scholarship. Two $100 scholarships will also be awarded to honorable mention entries.

This scholarship applies toward the fall 2015 semester. It is not meant to cover the expenses of summer classes.

These scholarships will be granted through our contest annually.

Submission Requirements

  • Essay length should be 300 words minimum
  • Proof that you have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • For homeschoolers: provide a parent-generated transcript
  • Clear contact information (name, mailing address, preferred means of contact)
  • A few sentences about yourself and a recent photo of yourself which will be used for publicity purposes on the Goedeker’s Home Life blog
  • Proof that you are enrolled in an accredited college for the spring 2015 semester OR proof that you have been accepted at an accredited college for the fall 2015 semester

Please attach the items listed above to an email and send them to scholarship@goedekers.com. For the subject line, write “Scholarship Essay Entry - (your name).”

Eligibility

Any student that is enrolled in an accredited college is eligible to participate. This includes any grade level, freshman to senior; undergrad and graduate alike are eligible. Even if you are a transfer student, non-traditional student, studying abroad, or taking classes online, you can enter. Any major or field of study is acceptable.

High school seniors that are enrolled in an accredited college, either for a dual credit program or for the upcoming semester, are eligible to enter as well.

You must either be enrolled for the spring 2015 or registered for the fall 2015 semester. Being enrolled in summer classes does not make you eligible to enter.

Deadline to Enter

We will consider submissions of essays until the entry deadline, which is July 31, 2015, at 12am CDT.

Winners Announced

The honorable mentions will be awarded on August 10 and August 11, 2015.

The grand prize will be awarded on August 12, 2015.

All announcements will be made on Goedeker’s Home Life blog, which can be found here.

Accepting the Scholarship Award

Once an entrant is notified of winning, the entrant has three days to respond and accept the scholarship award. If the selected winner does not respond within the allotted time, another winner will be chosen.

Once the winners are announced, awards have been accepted, and valid mailing addresses have been obtained, Goedeker’s will mail the winners a check for the amount of the scholarship they won. Or if your institution of learning would prefer to handle the awards, we will send them the check and they can apply the amount to your student account accordingly.

Additional Notes

All essays submitted become the intellectual property of Goedeker’s.

We will not use the information or images provided of non-winners in any form of Goedeker’s publicity. We will only use the information and images provided of winners on Goedeker’s Home Life blog in association with the annual scholarship essay contest.

We will not use your contact information to send you spam advertising messages or sell it to other advertisers.

Goedeker's Appliances Annual
Public Service College Book Scholarship

Win $500 for Books - Public Service Families

Goedeker’s is endlessly thankful for the service of those who keep our nation running smoothly and strive to ensure that each of us is protected and safe from harm.

There are already holidays dedicated to the recognition of our troops, of course, but they deserve more than that. Their families would benefit more from tangible blessings, instead of just a courtesy nod.

Those who balance serving our country with a desire to further their education deserve our utmost respect and any help we can give them. That is why we would like to extend a special scholarship to people who are employed in public service positions in particular. This includes:

  • Federal, state, and local government employees
  • Public school teachers
  • Police officers and firefighters
  • Active military, reserves, and veterans

These awards extend to their families as well.

About Goedeker’s

Goedeker’s is a St. Louis-based, family-oriented company that has been in operation since 1951. We are dedicated to excellence in service, convenience in shopping, and offering quality products at affordable prices. We sell an expansive selection of name brand kitchen appliances, washers and dryers, mattresses, and other home furnishings, both online and at our showroom location.

How to Apply for a Scholarship

Write an essay about why you personally deserve to be a scholarship recipient. Provide some insight into your background and area of need; convince us that you would be the best choice. These will be judged based on originality, creativity, organization of thought, and proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

Scholarship Awards Given

The grand prize is a $500 scholarship. Two $100 honorable mention scholarships will also be awarded.

This scholarship applies toward the fall 2015 semester. It is not meant to cover the expenses of summer classes.

These scholarships will be granted through our contest annually.

Submission Requirements

  • Essay length should be 300 words minimum
  • Clear contact information (name, mailing address, preferred means of contact)
  • A few sentences about yourself and a recent photo of yourself which will be used for publicity purposes on the Goedeker’s Home Life blog
  • Proof that you are enrolled in an accredited college for the spring 2015 semester OR proof that you are registered for classes at an accredited college for the fall 2015 semester
  • Proof that you or a member of your immediate family is employed in a position of public service, such as a letter from your/their employer or a copy of your/their most recent pay stub
  • For family members of public service employees: provide proof of relation
  • For veterans: provide proof of previous service

Please attach the items listed above to an email and send them to servicescholarship@goedekers.com. For the subject line, write “Public Service Scholarship Entry - (your name).”

Eligibility

Any person in a public service position that is enrolled in an accredited college is eligible to participate. This includes government employees, police officers, firefighters, active member of the military, reserves, and veterans. Spouses and children of these public service employees are also eligible.

You must either be enrolled for the spring 2015 or registered for the fall 2015 semester. Being enrolled in summer classes does not make you eligible to enter.

Deadline to Enter

We will consider submissions of essays until the entry deadline, which is July 31, 2015, at 12am CDT.

Announcement of Winners

The honorable mentions will be awarded on August 17 and August 18, 2015.

The grand prize will be awarded on August 19, 2015.

All announcements will be made on the Goedeker’s Home Life blog, which can be found here.

Scholarship Acceptance

Once an entrant is notified of winning, the entrant has three days to respond and accept the scholarship award. If the selected winner does not respond within the allotted time, another winner will be chosen.

Once the winners are announced, awards have been accepted, and valid mailing addresses have been obtained, Goedeker’s will mail the winners a check for the amount of the scholarship they won. Or if your institution of learning would prefer to handle the awards, we will send them the check and they can apply the amount to your student account accordingly.

Additional Notes

All essays submitted become the intellectual property of Goedeker’s.

We will not use the information or images provided of non-winners in any form of Goedeker’s publicity. We will only use the information and images provided of winners on Goedeker’s Home Life blog in association with the annual scholarship essay contest.

We will not use your contact information to send you spam advertising messages or sell it to other advertisers.