The Turner Family Scholarship application opens May, 1st 2023 at 9:00am CDT. Deadline to apply is July 3rd, 2023 at 11:59pm (CDT).


*This scholarship serves Dollar General employees and their children.

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Personal development has long been a core value among Dollar General employees. In 1999, to mark the 60th anniversary of Dollar General’s founding and to honor his four children, Cal Turner Sr. established the Turner Family Scholarship Fund to benefit his extended family, Dollar General’s employees and their children.

Eligible applicants must be full-time or part-time employees of Dollar General with at least one year of service to the company. Children of full-time employees with at least one year of service are also eligible to apply. Eligible applicants may choose any area of study; coursework does not have to be related to the person’s job. Employees may enroll in classes at a community college or vocational school or attend a four-year college or university. These choices reflect the personal development goals of the applicants.

Turner Family Scholarship for GED/Adult Basic Education and Personal Coursework Application

*This scholarship serves Dollar General employees and their children. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

If you are interested in applying for this funding, please email our Scholarship Coordinator Kelly Pietkiewicz at

In a continued effort to give his Dollar General extended family every educational advantage, Cal Turner Sr. established this Fund for Dollar General employees striving for their GED or those seeking personal development through Adult Basic Education or Personal Development Coursework.