MGM Re-establishes $1m Scholarship to Help Employees’ Children
MGM Resorts International has re-introduced its USD$1 million scholarship scheme to bring crucial aid to children of its employees.
The MGM Resorts Scholarship Programme for Children of Employees aims at assisting high school students in accessing post-secondary education, such as universities, community colleges and other recognised certification programmes.
Scholarships of up to USD$2,500 will be granted to children of selected full-time domestic employees of MGM via a “highly competitive” application process. Executives are not eligible for the scholarship scheme.
The Public Education Foundation (PEF), a Las Vegas-based non-profit organisation, will be managing and administering the programme. MGM will be fully responsible for providing the funding.
MGM will process the applications based on a list of criteria, with financial need and high school academic performance being the most important of all.
Although applying for the scholarship does not guarantee financial support, all applicants will be able to access other scholarship opportunities through PEF, which manages hundreds of scholarship funds.
Corporate Social Responsibility
MGM’s contribution in education, job readiness and workforce development in the regions in which they operate play a significant role in the casino operator’s corporate social responsibility philosophy.
“Our MGM Resorts Scholarship Program for Children of Employees represents another expression of our commitment to the success of our employees and their families,” said MGM’s chairman and CEO Jim Murren.
“When we assist the college education or vocational training of our employees’ children, as provided by this program, we invest in the development of the workforces of our communities, their stability and growth.”
The scholarship will be supporting selected applicants for at most four years, no matter they end up taking a four-year, two-year academic programme or vocational programme certification.