Royal Buying Group Offers College Scholarships

LISLE, Ill. -- Royal Buying Group Inc.'s ninth annual scholarship program is now open for applications from eligible high school seniors or graduates who are planning to or are enrolled at an accredited two- or four-year U.S. college or university that will lead to an academic degree.

Eligible candidates include Royal Buying Group members and or their children. All RBG affiliations are eligible, including STARZ Buying Club, Sinclair Rebate Program, LukOil Buying Club, Getty Buying Club, KwikFarms Buying Club, Gulf Advantage, Tesoro VIP Club, TETCO Advantage, Lavigne Baker VIP Club, Connect-2-One, Club, Smoker Friendly, Pace Alliance and NATSO participating locations.

To date, RBG has given out 16 scholarships to children of its membership. This year's winners include Alexandra Park, who is attending The University of Illinois, and Brittany Kurtenbach, who is attending the University of Sioux Falls and is currently double majoring in music and theatre. Park's parents, William and Mary Park, own WJP Citgo Inc. in Mt. Prospect, Ill., and have been part of RBG since 2004. Kurtenbach's father, Joel Kurtenbach, owns Gastop LLC and Gastop Two LLC in Gillette, Wyo., and has been part of RBG since 2004.

To obtain an application, interested RBG members should contact Kimberly Jaskier at (630) 353-7980 or [email protected]. Applications also are available at All applicants must fax or mail their information by Dec. 31, 2010 to be considered for this year's scholarship program.

RBG represents more than 6,000 locations nationwide. Its core services include negotiating with regional and national suppliers and providing category management expertise, marketing support and customer service support.

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