Big O Tires LLC and its franchisees have raised more than $72,000 for scholarships in 2016, the most in the history of the Big O Tires Scholarship Fund program.
In 2016, Big O Tires presented scholarships to 41 recipients. To date, the scholarship fund has impacted the lives of more than 240 students by providing over $370,000 in financial assistance for continuing their education.
"For 13 years we have had the opportunity to give back through the Big O Tires Scholarship Fund and every year it just keeps getting better,” says John Kairys, executive vice president and general manager of Big O Tires. “We are proud to support the recipients by providing financial contributions that will assist students as they expand their educational horizons and strive to achieve their professional goals.”
To be eligible, applicants must be employees (or family members) of Big O Tires or of a Big O Tires franchisee that is graduating from high school or currently enrolled in post-secondary education courses.
To be considered, applicants must complete an application, submit two essays, supply transcripts and information regarding extracurricular experience, and demonstrate financial need.
Big O Tires has 387 franchisee-owned and two company-owned stores primarily located in the western and midwestern United States. It also distributes tires and other automotive service products to associate dealers in Western Canada. It is a subsidiary of TBC Corp. For more information, visit BigOTires.com.