For the past twelve years, the Foundation has focused on making a positive impact in the lives of bookstore employees by offering scholarships based on financial need, academic performance and community involvement. Scholarships have been awarded to bookstore employees and their dependents for full or part-time study at the accredited institution of the student’s choice.
Over $1.3 million has been awarded to help defray the costs of higher education for 527 individuals. These booksellers and their family members received scholarship awards, helping them achieve their dreams to become educators, writers, engineers & doctors.
2013 Scholarship Results
The Binc Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of their 2013 Academic Scholarship Program, which saw 32 students, who were either booksellers, former Borders employees or their dependents, receive almost $100,000 in scholarship funding for their continuing education. The awards were broken down in denominations of $5000 and $2500. These recipients were chosen from a pool of 203 applicants and for those just entering college, they had an average high school GPA of 3.9. The students continuing their education had an average collegiate GPA of 3.73.
Many of these booksellers and their family members received scholarship awards that helped them achieve their dreams as educators, writers, engineers and social workers. Please click the link below to learn more about the 32 award winners.
Scholarship Press Release July 2013: The Binc Foundation has announced the recipients of their 2013 Academic Scholarship Program.
2012 Scholarship Results
The Binc Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded 35 students who are either former Borders employees or their dependents, a total of $100,000 in scholarship funding for the 2012-2013 academic year. Five scholarships were awarded at the $5,000 level and the remainder at the $2,500 level.
Scholarship winners were determined from a pool of 93 applicants. The 35 winners had an average high school GPA of 4.0, and an average college GPA of 3.64.
August, 2012: Binc Foundation announces 2012 scholarship results