Hy-Vee is partnering with Bellevue University for its new Hy-Vee Tuition Assistance Program, which is available to all Hy-Vee employees and their immediate family members. The tuition assistance will be available beginning with the 2020 academic fall semester.
The West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer will select 100 full- or regular-time Hy-Vee employees through an application process to receive up to $10,500 in annual tuition assistance. To receive the full amount, selected applicants must enroll as full-time students at Bellevue University and pursue a Hy-Vee-approved degree of study. Bellevue is a private university based in Bellevue, Neb., that offers more than 50 bachelor’s degrees and nearly 30 master’s degrees online.
All other Hy-Vee employees, including part-time employees, can receive up to $3,500 in annual tuition assistance when enrolled as a full-time student. Employees’ immediate family members can also receive up to $2,500 in annual tuition assistance.
“Our employees are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to investing in them and their future,” said Randy Edeker, chairman, president and CEO of Hy-Vee. “Bellevue University’s online learning option is a natural fit for meeting the diverse needs of our employees and is just one more way we can help our employees achieve their educational goals.”
In addition to the Hy-Vee Tuition Assistance Program, Hy-Vee offers additional career development and educational opportunities for its employees. Programs include Hy-Vee University, which encompasses a variety of retail training programs with mentors; retail certifications; internships and more. Hy-Vee also hosts an annual Career Day for employees to explore future career paths with the retailer.