For more than 40 years, Target has been a major player in the retail outlet shopping market. Since then, Target stores have sprung up across the country, winning over the hearts of thousands of loyal customers. Understanding that the company success relies on the vitality of the communities in which the stores operate Target takes an active part in supporting a variety of local and national charity projects. Giving back to the community is an important part of Target corporate responsibility. One area of Target's particular concern and dedication is education. For years the Target Corporation has been supporting and providing financial aid to a great number of educational programs aimed at enhancing the quality of education for preschool, grade school and high school students, and making university education more accessible to high school graduates.
The Target Corporation awards its annual 2100 All-Around Scholarships to gifted students with a high level of academic achievement and a great commitment to community service. Four $10,000 national scholarships are awarded to high schools students across the USA annually. In addition to the national awards, each Target store awards two scholarships to students within the community who have demonstrated academic excellence in studying, and have gained recognition for initiative, leadership and service to their community.
Target All-Around Scholarship is granted to high school graduates under the age of 24 who are enrolled, or are soon to enroll in an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university. Scholarships are available to students specializing in all major fields of study. To be eligible for the scholarship students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The deadline for applying for any of Target's regional or national scholarships is November 1st.
To support deserving high school graduates in the Hispanic and African-American communities who dream of getting college education Target, together with the United Negro College Fund, sponsored eight $5000 Target/UNCF Community Leaders Scholarships. Corporation's Community Leaders Scholarships are available to undergraduate African-American students who are currently admitted at one of the UNCF member colleges or universities. Eligibility depends on the level of financial need, academic requirements, and the applicant's commitment to serving local communities.
Target has also partnered with the Hispanic College Fund to award 50 annual scholarships for students of Hispanic heritage who specialize in studying business related subjects at an accredited college or university. To receive a scholarship applicants should prove their academic excellence and financial need. The sum of the award ranges from $1000 to $5000.
In partnership with the Council of Fashion Designers of America the Target Corporation sponsors the annual Target Fashion Scholar Program providing one $25,000 scholarship to an exceptional sophomore student currently enrolled in one of CFDA's participating schools. In addition to the financial aid, Target invites the scholarship winner to visit their headquarters in Minneapolis so that he or she could get hands-on experience by work with the Target Design Team. Four runners-up in the Target Fashion Scholars Program are also awarded with scholarships of $5000 each.
As part of the Target's educational initiatives the company regularly funds various nationwide programs created to facilitate literacy development in rural and urban schools which lack educational materials. For example, Target has recently donated over $12 million to help schools in need update and upgrade their campus libraries.
Devoted to helping students realize their dreams through education, Target also helps students save while they are making everyday purchases. Target Coupon Codes offer discount on a wide range of products, from clothing and accessories to school supplies, computers and other gadgets, helping students get what they need at the best price possible.
Please note that the applications must be submitted online via Target Scholarship website to Scholarship America between August 1, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. CT and October 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Applications will be judged by Scholarship America. The decisions will be final. Grant checks are made payable to recipient's school.