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HINSDALE, IL -- Royal Buying Group Inc. (RBG) announced that its fifth annual scholarship program is now open for applications. The scholarship program is available to high school seniors or graduates who are planning to or are enrolled at an accredited two or four-year college or university in the U.S. that will lead to an academic degree.
Eligible candidates include Royal Buying Group members and/or their children. All RBG affiliations are eligible, including STARZ Buying Club, Sinclair Rebate Program, LukOil Buying Club, Getty Buying Club, KwikFarms Buying Club, Gulf Advantage, TETCO Advantage, Connect-2-One and NATSO participating locations.
To date, RBG has given out ten scholarships to children of its membership. This year's winners were: Andrew Holmstrom, a freshman at DePaul University, and Emily Park, a freshman at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Andrew's father, Mark Holmstrom, owns Tom's & Jerry's Shell and Willowbrook Shell, both in Willowbrook, Ill. Emily's father, Won Jong Park, owns WJP Citgo in Mt. Prospect, Ill.
RBG members can look in the company's October issue of The Competitive Edge for additional details regarding the scholarship program. To obtain an application, contact Kimberly Jaskier at 630-986-5416, ext 20 or [email protected]. Applications are also available at www.royalbuying.com.
All applicants must fax or mail their completed information by Dec. 31, 2006 in order to be considered for this year's scholarship program.
Royal Buying Group, headquartered in Hinsdale, Ill., is a national organization dedicated to maximizing sales and profitability of convenience store and petroleum locations. Its core service capabilities include negotiating with regional and national suppliers for impactful and competitive sales and marketing programs, providing category management expertise, state of the art marketing support, excellent customer service support, as well as a variety of additional service offerings for its membership.