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Rent-A-Center Make a Difference Scholarship

Since 2005, Rent-A-Center has been helping students in the communities it serves afford higher education. The Rent-A-Center Make a Difference Scholarship program offers $2,500 awards to customers, family members and dependents of employees!  

All eligible customers must be in good standing (current customers or customers within the past two years) of Rent-A-Center (includes corporate Rent-A-Center and Rent-A-Center Franchise locations), Get It Now!, Home Choice or Preferred Lease/AcceptanceNOW. Any spouses or dependent children of the customers referenced above who are living in the customer’s household are also eligible.  

Eligible dependents of employees are dependent children (age 25 or younger) of current employees of Rent-A-Center, Get It Now!, Home Choice, Preferred Lease/AcceptanceNOW or RAC Field Support Center, who have been continuously employed for at least one year, as well as dependent children (age 25 or younger) of Rent-A-Center franchise owners. 

All applicants must be residents of the United States (including Puerto Rico), and must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study toward a first bachelor’s degree at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school in the United States or Puerto Rico for the entire upcoming academic year. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).