The Homer Fund seeks to truly make a positive impact in our associates’ lives. The Fund recognizes how expensive post-secondary education can be, and decided in 2006 to branch out and seek other ways to show its support of our associates. Thus, the Orange Scholars Scholarship Program was created. Each year, up to 1,000 scholarships are awarded to qualifying applicants. For-profit colleges/universities are not eligible for this scholarship.
The Orange Scholars Scholarship Program is offered to the dependents of full-time or part-time hourly associates of The Home Depot and its subsidiaries, The Home Depot Canada or The Home Depot Mexico. Eligible applicants must: be a current high school senior, or a current college freshman, sophomore or junior; attend an accredited, non-profit two-year or four-year college/university; and, the applicants' parents or guardians must be Home Depot associates for at least one year and must be Home Depot associates at the time the scholarship is awarded.