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Exchange, Unilever Offering $20,000 in College Scholarships with Rewards of Caring Essay Contest

DALLAS – Military students who excel in academics can share their stories of community service for a chance to win one of 10 college scholarships with an essay contest sponsored by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Unilever.

The 10 winners of the Rewards of Caring scholarship contest will each receive a $2,000 scholarship. Authorized Exchange shoppers in grades six through 12 with an average grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) can enter from March 29 to May 2.

To enter, military students must submit an entry form and essay in English of 500 words or less describing their involvement in community service projects and why their community is important to them.

“The volunteer work of military students is vital to the health and resiliency of military communities,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, Exchange senior enlisted advisor. “This essay contest encourages military students to lend a helping hand at the local level—and rewards them for the time spent in the service of others.”

Entry forms can be obtained at participating Exchange locations worldwide. They can also be downloaded online at ShopMyExchange.com/sweepstakes or operationintouch.com. Entries must be mailed, postmarked by May 2 and received by no later than May 15. Limit one entry per student.

Students should send mailed submissions to:

EXCHANGE Rewards of Caring Scholarship 2019 Spring Contest

P.O. Box 7778

Melville NY 11775-7778

Contest winners will be selected by Unilever’s Operation In Touch team on or about June 3. Visit www.operationintouch.com for complete rules and entry details.

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Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 61st-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.4 billion in dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs over the last 10 years. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at http://www.shopmyexchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.

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Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Alexandra Pirkle, 214-312-2143, or pirkleac@aafes.com.

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/shopmyexchange
Twitter: https://twitter.com/shopmyexchange
Instagram: @shopmyexchange

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