Eligible students can now apply for the 2022 New Jersey Food Council Scholarship Program. NJFC will be offering 28 scholarships totaling $92,500.
The scholarship amount has increased this year by $20,500 due to the addition of four Glass Gardens ShopRite scholarships of $2,500 each, the Ben and Abe Glass Memorial Scholarships of $5,000 each and an increase of $500 to the QuickChek Corporation Scholarship.
“A goal of the New Jersey Food Council is to provide scholarships to students, employees and families of NJFC member companies and staff. This program will provide member benefit investment in the future of the food industry and families of NJFC. We’re thrilled to provide an additional $20,000 in funding to recipients this year through the newly created Abe Glass Memorial Scholarship, Ben Glass Memorial Scholarship and four Glass Gardens ShopRites Scholarships,” said Linda Doherty, president and CEO of NJFC.
This year’s scholarships are as follows:
- NJFC Founders Scholarship – $5,000.
- NJFC Student Scholarship – $5,000.
- NJFC Thomas Infusino Scholarship – $5,000.
- NJFC Scholarships – four scholarships worth $2,500 each.
- Acme & Kings Scholarship – $2,500.
- CBA Industries Scholarship – two scholarships worth $2,500 each.
- Cuellar Family ShopRites Scholarship – $2,500.
- Lawrence R. Inserra Memorial Scholarship – $5,000.
- Glass Gardens ShopRite – four scholarships worth $2,500 each.
- Ben Glass Memorial Scholarship – $5,000.
- Abe Glass Memorial Scholarship – $5,000.
- Raymond J. Maniaci Scholarship Program – $8,000.
- Robert Powell Memorial Scholarship – $5,000.
- QuickChek Corporation Scholarship – $2,500.
- Grace Scaduto Memorial Scholarship – $2,000.
- Wawa Education Scholarships – two scholarships worth $2,500 each.
- Whole Foods Market Scholarships – four scholarships worth $2,500 each.
Each scholarship has different requirements. If the applicant does not meet the requirements listed on the individual scholarship, the application will be rejected. All applications are due no later than April 18.
Selection committees evaluate applications based on applicant’s grades, written essay, letter of recommendation and financial need. In 2021, 21 students received a total of $62,000 through the program. Since its inception 11 years ago, 149 students received scholarships totaling $453,500 and this year that number will increase to 177 students for a total of $546,000.
The NJFC is the Garden State’s preeminent trade association that represents the $136 billion food distribution network including 1,200 retail food stores, wholesalers, manufacturing and service companies that collectively employ more than 200,000 associates in NJ.
For more information on NJFC and to apply for the listed scholarships, visit njfoodcouncil.com.
For news on previous scholarship recipients from The Shelby Report, click here.