Must-See Retail & Restaurant Scholarships

In addition to weekly cyber deals, plenty of retailers offer scholarships, giving away more than a quarter million dollars in scholarships to high school, college, and graduate students this season!

Shawna Newman

November 07, 2022

Must-See Retail & Restaurant Scholarships
These big scholarships outshine the 2022 shopping bargains.
No matter which holiday you observe, looking for the best online shopping deals and the lowest price, most popular gifts to give this holiday season are top-of-mind for many people in the United States.
This year more of you will skip the store lines for the latest smart tv, Instant pot or Apple watch and shop online from home. Promo codes, weekly deals, Black Friday 2022, or Cyber Monday deals....We all want the bargains and cool gifts for students. Take advantage of the scholarship opportunities offered by these same retailers, brands, and popular restaurants. These are the REAL deals and savings that do not cost you a dime. Plus, you don’t have to stand in lines or stare at your computer for hours to apply for these big scholarships.

Retail and Restaurant Scholarships

Think of these scholarships as the ultimate gift for yourself. In fact, high school, college, and graduate students can look forward to a brighter financial future with the help of must-see college scholarships like these listed below:

Cards Against Humanity – Science Ambassador Scholarship

Deadline: 12/13/22
Award Amount: Full-Tuition The Science Ambassador Scholarship is available to female high school seniors and undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree in a STEM field. To be considered, you must submit a three - minute video of yourself explaining a topic in science that you are passionate about.

Burger King Scholars Program

Deadline: 12/15/22
Award Amount: $1,000 The Burger King Scholars Program is open to graduating high school seniors, Burger King employees, and the spouse / domestic partners, and children of employees in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Taco Bell's Live Más Scholarship

Deadline: 1/11/23
Award Amount: $25,000 The Live Más Scholarship is available to innovators, creators, and dreamers between the ages of 16 and 24. To be considered, you must create and submit a film, animation, or a simple testimonial of up to two minutes in length that tells the story of your life's passion.

Taco Bell's Live Más Employee Scholarship Program

Deadline: 1/11/23
Award Amount: $10,000 The Live Más Employee Scholarship Program is open to students who are employees of Taco Bell. To be considered, you must submit a two - minute video that tells the story of your life's passion.

Home Depot's Orange Scholars Program

Deadline: 1/20/23
Award Amount: $2,500 The Orange Scholars Program is open to high school seniors and current college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. You must be a dependent of an hourly associate of The Home Depot and its subsidiaries to be eligible for this award.

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Science Competition

Deadline: 1/31/23
Award Amount: $10,000 The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Science Competition is available to students in grades K-12. You must work in a group of two to four students. Each team must select a technology, or an aspect of a technology, which is present in the home, school, or community, or any other technology relevant to their lives. They will explore what the technology does, how it works, and how, when, and why it was invented. The students must then project into the future what that technology could be like 10 or more years in the future and determine what scientific breakthroughs need to occur to make it a reality.

Shari Simon Greenberg Community Scholarship

Deadline: 2/15/23
Award Amount: Varies The Shari Simon Greenberg Community Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who show academic promise. You must live near a Simon mall or in a surrounding community, be a legal U.S. resident, and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award.

Starbucks College Achievement Plan

Deadline: Varies
Award Amount: Full-Tuition The Starbucks College Achievement Plan is available to part - and full - time benefits eligible Starbucks partners. Recipients of this award will receive full - tuition coverage at Arizona State University's online program. After three consecutive months of working 20 hours per week or more, you become benefits eligible and you can enroll in classes during the next session.

McDonald's Corporation - Archways To Opportunities Program

Deadline: Varies
Award Amount: $5,250 The Archways To Opportunities Program is open to restaurant managers, office staff, and crew members employed by participating McDonald’s Franchise Owner / Operators in the United States. You must be working an average of 15 hours per week to be eligible for this award

Retail and Restaurant Internships

Some companies and restaurants also offer exciting internships, awarding amazing opportunities to students like you too.

Target Internship

Disney College Program Internship

AT&T Retail Leadership Internship

Patagonia Enviro Internship

Hershey Foods Culinary and Pastry Internship

Microsoft Business Internship

Amazon University Internships

Mattel Undergraduate Internship

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Shawna Newman

Managing Editor, Contributing Writer

Shawna Newman is the Managing Editor and a writer at Fastweb. She has over 10 years of experience in higher education. Her direct work with college admissions teams, financial aid officers, college deans, ...

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