The Make Your Own Scholarship Program provides the children and spouses of Stewart’s employees with financial aid for college.
Founded by Philly Dake in 1999, she believed in the power of higher education and making it accessible to those wanting to pursue it.
The program has made college and career dreams come true and has lessened the financial burden on many families. We’ve seen the program help to shape scientists, musicians, performers, accountants, artists, business professionals, doctors, professors, and many other career paths.
Philly Dake chose the phrase “Make Your Own” to emphasize that although these funds provide an opportunity, true learning only occurs when students apply themselves and discover the keys to make their own education.
Special thanks to Philly Dake for having the foresight to create this remarkable program and to Joan Maxam for her tireless hours and dedication to make higher education possible for so many students for over 20 years.
The Make Your Own Scholarship is another great benefit that Stewart’s offers. We encourage all eligible dependents and spouses of Stewart’s employees to apply for the Make Your Own Scholarship. You can apply through our website on the Partners page. The application deadline is Feb 25th.