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AFMA Foundation Awards 128 College Scholarships


The Arizona Food Marketing Alliance has funded 128 college scholarships for the 2022-23 school year, culminating to $207,500 for all students.  

The winners come from a variety of the AFMA’s member companies and include both employees and their dependents. All students will be attending community colleges, colleges or universities in Arizona. This year, there were eight professional, 30 employee and 90 dependent scholars selected.  

The Legacy Scholarship Winners are: Steffen Detharage, Bashas’ (Swire Coca-Cola Scholarship); Garret Heltemes, Fry’s Food Stores (Crescent Crown Distributing Scholarship); Jennifer Song, Swire Coca-Cola (Wayne & Sharon Manning Scholarship); and Makena Gesino, daughter of Greg Gesino from Constellation Brands (Jim Hensley Scholarship).  

The AFMA Education Foundation has also shared its newest scholarship for 2022 – presenting scholarships. AFMA members can sponsor an annual scholarship and award a candidate that best fits its criteria. The association shared in a statement, “Many thanks to our partners at Jarritos, PepsiCo and Keurig Dr. Pepper for their support of our inaugural efforts.”

To view the full list of scholarship recipients by the AFMA, click here.

The scholarships are funded by its members through cents per case donation retail programs, its annual raffle and scholarship golf tournament and foundation contributions (Crescent Crown Distributing, Keuring Dr. Pepper, Albertsons-Safeway, Swire Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Jarritos).

The AFMA Education Foundation began operations in 1997, and has awarded nearly $2 million in scholarships and tuition reimbursement as a special benefit of membership in the Arizona Food Marketing Alliance.

Established in 1943, AFMA is the state trade association representing every major supermarket chain, as well as convenience and independent store owners, food manufacturers and brokers. The Arizona retail food industry and its suppliers represent $16 billion in sales revenue and more than 100,000 employees in the state of Arizona.

For more information about the association, visit afmaaz.org.

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