GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 14, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Students can get a head start on financing their college education with a unique scholarship essay contest offered by Dollar General (NYSE: DG) and Suave. A 100-word essay on what education means to them and a receipt from Dollar General for the purchase of four Suave products are all students need to enter to win a portion of the $300,000 available in scholarships and other prizes.
"Dollar General has been a longtime supporter of education for people of all ages," said David Perdue, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. "Education can truly change one's life and we are excited about partnering with Suave to help children pursue a brighter future through higher education."
The contest is open to students ages 5 - 18. To enter, students must prepare a 100-word essay about what education means to them and submit this along with a Dollar General receipt that includes the purchase of four Suave products. The contest ends on July 9, 2006 and the winners will be announced on August 16, 2006.
More than $300,000 in scholarships and other prizes will be awarded by Dollar General and Suave. The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Three $5,000 scholarships and 700 $400 Dell gift certificates also will be awarded. For more information on the essay competition, visit www.dollargeneral.com.
About Dollar General
Dollar General is a Fortune 500(R) discount retailer with 8,096 neighborhood stores as of May 26, 2006. Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by offering consumable basic items that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids and cleaning supplies, as well as a selection of basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at everyday low prices. The Company store support center is located in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Dollar General's Web site can be reached at www.dollargeneral.com.
Suave(R) offers more than 300 personal care products including hair care, anti-perspirants/deodorants, body washes, body scrubs and hand and body lotions. A Unilever Home & Personal Care Brand (NYSE: UN, UL), Suave is available nationwide in food, drug and mass outlet stores. Suave, a name that has been trusted for quality and value for more than 60 years, is purchased by 61 percent of American households each year. More than 18 Suave products are sold every second.
SOURCE: Dollar General
Dollar General Emily Snyder, 615-855-5210 or Suave Sophie Brownless, 312-988-2315
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