Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
Press Release

Ross Store Presents Scholarships to 10 Milwaukee Teens


By - Aug 22nd, 2023 11:52 am
Photo courtesy of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

Photo courtesy of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

MILWAUKEE, WI (August 22, 2023) – Today, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Ross Dress for Less recognized 10 outstanding local high school seniors who recently received the Ross Stores Scholarship.

Aimed at supporting and empowering teens as they explore opportunities beyond high school, the scholarship recognizes students who have displayed academic excellence, shown commitment to their community, and are active members of their Clubs. This year, 10 teens from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee were selected, representing half of Ross’ total scholarship recipients.

“The Ross Stores Scholarship Program’s support is critical to students’ college success. I am proud that 10 of the 20 scholarships awarded were to our Milwaukee Clubs from the hundreds of applications and eligible Clubs,” said Andre Douglas, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Assistant Vice President of College, Career, and Teen Services. “The burden of student loan debt is real and is an unfortunate reality for many students hoping to have a good college education. Thanks to the support of Ross Stores and the Ross Stores Scholarship Program, our scholars will not have to worry about that.”

As part of its commitment to fostering educational opportunities and supporting the next generation of leaders, and to celebrate the success of Greater Milwaukee applicants, Ross Stores hosted an exclusive event for the local scholarship recipients—Noah B., Jorge C., Jaritza I., Sofia G., Fanijha L., Leng M., Thai M., Asma O., Biak T., and Josiah T.— at a downtown Milwaukee Ross Dress for Less store. The recipients had the chance to connect with experienced store leaders, gain insights into retail operations with a behind-the-scenes tour of the store and enjoy a special shopping experience.

“Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee’s success in supporting students in their educational journey and pursuit of college is truly impressive,” said Leslie Oestreicher, Group Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability, Ross Stores, Inc. “We are proud to support the Clubs’ important work by offering these scholarships, and our Milwaukee-based store team was excited to celebrate the scholars’ achievements by providing a fun, educational experience that will help prepare them for college and future careers.”

About Ross Stores

Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500, and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) company headquartered in Dublin, California, with fiscal 2022 revenues of $18.7 billion. Currently, the Company operates Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with 1,722 locations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. Ross offers first-quality, in-season, name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices every day. The Company also operates 339 dd’s DISCOUNTS® in 22 states that feature a more moderately-priced assortment of first-quality, in-season, name brand apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices every day. Additional information is available at

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) is one of the largest and longest youth-serving agencies in Milwaukee and the largest Boys & Girls Club in the country. With more than 50 locations in the city of Milwaukee, BGCGM provides youth ages 4-18 with safe, fun, enriching after-school and summer programming including academic support, mentorship, organized athletics, arts, and nutritious meals. Our programs strengthen academic performance, build character, encourage healthy lifestyles, and meet the basic needs of Milwaukee’s youth. More than 80 percent of BGCGM’s annual budget goes toward youth programming. Learn more at

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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