Murren: “Our commitment to the success of our employees and their families”
MGM Resorts International has announced that it has re-established a US$1 million scholarship program, designed to bring crucial aid to numerous children of its vast employee base.
The MGM Resorts Scholarship Program for Children of Employees is to give the sum at the beginning of next year and is intended to help high school graduates increase their access to post-secondary opportunities, including universities, community colleges and recognised certification programs.
A further detail of the program is to see scholarships of up to US$2,500 awarded to selected children of MGM Resorts‘ full-time domestic employees, excluding executives, through a “highly competitive” application process. Funding is to come from the US casino giant, with the program to be entirely managed and administered by The Public Education Foundation, a Las Vegas-based non-profit organisation.
Applications will be selected based on a number of criteria; primary among them is set to be financial need and high school academic performance. While simply applying to this program will not guarantee funding for eligible children of MGM Resorts’ employees, all applicants will be able to find out information about other scholarship opportunities through PEF, which oversees hundreds of scholarship funds and will serve as a resource for these students.
MGM Resorts’ support of education, job readiness and workforce development in the communities in which they operate is significant development in the company’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,” stated Jim Murren, chairman & CEO. “When we assist the college education or vocational training of our employees’ children, as provided by this program, we invest in development of the workforces of our communities, their stability and growth.”
Whether the potential educational path leads to a four-year or two-year program or vocational program certification meeting PEF standards, this scholarship will be available to selected applicants for a maximum of four years, as long as they remain enrolled and in good academic standing.