4 Oct 2017

Costco Co-Founder’s Family Foundation Establishes Scholarship Program at Heritage University

Costco Co-Founder’s Family Foundation Establishes Scholarship Program at Heritage University

Author: David Mance  /  Categories: Business, Campus, Education  / 

Today, the Sinegal Family Foundation awarded Heritage University $1.14 million which will be used to fund five full tuition, stackable scholarships each year for the next four years. A total of 20 students will earn their degrees with this scholarship, which pays for tuition and books for four years of study. The scholarship program emphasizes the Sinegal family’s dedication to helping under resourced students pursue higher education.

Jim and Jan Sinegal expressed their excitement about the opportunities students will have through these scholarships. “The educational experience at Heritage is transformative. Each time I visit the campus I am impressed by the caliber of talent, both in terms of the academic instruction and the students. Seven Heritage graduates are currently working at Costco headquarters; they’re invaluable employees,” Jim Sinegal said. “Jan and I are thrilled to help the university continue its mission of serving students and developing outstanding graduates.”

In addition to tuition, the scholarship also provides funding for books. The scholarships will be awarded to incoming and existing first year students who are committed to pursuing their education and plan on attending Heritage University full-time for four years and graduating. The students in each cohort will also have the opportunity to interact regularly with Costco leaders.

Heritage University President Dr. Andrew Sund says this scholarship will be prized on two fronts. “The Sinegal Family Foundation Scholarship at Heritage University will be the most highly sought after scholarship in our history, not only for the full tuition funding it provides but also for the opportunity to interact with the Costco management team and study the management practices that have made Costco into one of the most successful and biggest retail companies in the world,” said Dr. Sund.

Candidates will be evaluated on their ability to demonstrate their commitment to pursuing their education as well as giving back to their community. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75. Students interested in all fields of study are welcome to apply. Applicants can apply online at husoar.com. The deadline for applications is January 26, 2018.

For more information, contact David Wise, VP of University Advancement and Marketing at (509) 865-0717 or wise_d@heritage.edu.

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