Stewart’s Shops Make Your Own Scholarship Program Awards $410,000 in Scholarships!

Stewarts Shops Make Your Own Scholarship

Reason #101 that Stewart’s Shops is the BEST employer!

College is expensive. Stewart’s Shops helps to relieve the burden of college costs through the Make Your Own Scholarship Program. This program has been providing academic scholarships for the dependents of employees and their spouses for the past 22 years.

This year, the Make Your Own Scholarship Selection Committee has  awarded over $410,000, supporting 80 students in the Stewart’s family for the 2021 – 2022 academic year.  The MYO Scholarship Program provides scholarships for active employees’ immediate family members who attend an accredited educational institution. These students will be studying in a variety of fields including Business Administration, Cyber Security, Environmental Science, Political Science and Game Design & Development and many more.

How did it start?
In 1999, Philly Dake established the Make Your Own Scholarship program to help parents with the high cost of a college education. Since its inception, this scholarship program has provided over 1,500 scholarships totaling more than $6 million.

Philly used the Make Your Own phrase to emphasize that students are in control of their education. She understood that although money provides an opportunity, true learning only occurs when students apply themselves to the task and discover that you do indeed Make Your Own education.

MYO Scholarship. A group of students around Philly Dake
The late Philly Dake, founder of the Make Your Own Scholarship Program, is proudly pictured in the center with Make Your Own Scholarship recipients.