5 Reasons You Should Apply for a Binc Scholarship

5 reasons to apply

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s 2014 Scholarship Program is open until February 28, 2014. The program will offer two scholarships at the $10,000 level and up to 51 scholarships at the $3,500 level, together totaling $198,500. Current bookstore employees/owners and their dependents as well as former Borders Group employees and their dependents are eligible to apply. To find out more about the program visit our Scholarship page.

If you are still not sure if you should apply for a Binc scholarship, here are 5 reasons you shouldn’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity.

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Binc Scholarships Change Lives

“Now I can quit sweating about my current financial situation and focus harder on the studies in a field I love.”
– 2013 Binc Scholarship winner and future author


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For more than a dozen years Binc scholarships have been encouraging booksellers and their dependents to reach for the stars. Binc has assisted nearly 500 students to become doctors, lawyers, teachers, writers and business owners. Beginning January 13, 2014, applications will be accepted for the 2014-2015 academic year. Don’t miss out on a chance to win a $10,000 or $3,500 scholarship.

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The Rescue

We recently received an amazing thank you poem from Teresa Barbre, one of our Scholarship winners.

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 Congratulations, Teresa! We are so happy to help!

The Amazing 2013 Binc Scholars

ScholarshipThe 2013 Binc Scholarship winners are an impressive group of students. Not only are their academic records top-notch, but they are active, community minded and in many cases working students. These winners were chosen from a pool of more than 200 applicants, the steepest competition in a number of years. Some are just beginning their college life, many are continuing their academic careers and others are beginning a second phase of life by returning to school. They all share two characteristics; they are the brightest and best!

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Binc 2013 Scholarship Program to award up to $100,000

2013 marks a new chapter for the Binc higher education scholarship program. Starting on February 18th, 2013 the program is open to all bookstore employees and their dependents in the United States that have at least one year of service in a bricks and mortar bookshop. The program for 2013 remains open to former Borders employees and their dependents too.

The 2013 program which runs through April 18th, 2013 will again offer up to $100,000 in scholarship awards. Binc will offer up to five $5,000 honor scholar awards and up to thirty $2,500 scholar awards.

This year Binc has simplified the online application making it easier than ever before. To apply, an applicant simply logs on to the Binc scholarship website and registers for a username and password. Once an applicant has registered there are seven pages that need to be completed to submit your application.

Page 1: Student information

Page 2: Bookstore employee or former Borders associate information

Page 3: Current college or university enrollment information

Page 4: Work experience

Page 5: Activities, Awards and Honors

Page 6: Goal statement

Page 7: Household financial information (FAFSA)

Since inception the Scholarship Program has awarded over $1M to booksellers pursuing post-secondary studies at accredited schools.

Don’t miss your chance, apply for a scholarship today!