The NGA Foundation has announced that Wooster, Ohio-based grocer Buehler’s Fresh Foods is sponsoring two new scholarships available to college students pursuing a career in the grocery industry, bringing to 22 the total number of scholastic awards offered by the foundation.
The two new scholarships, each worth $1,000, are available to current full-time, part-time or seasonal employees at Buehler’s or their immediate family members.
Each scholarship commemorates a unique part of the Buehler’s experience. The Ed & Helen Buehler Scholarship was established in memory of Ed and Helen Buehler, who opened the first Buehler’s grocery store in 1929 in New Philadelphia, Ohio. The People First Scholarship recognizes the company’s slogan, “Putting People First.” Buehler’s has been an employee-owned company since 2017.
“Buehler’s is proud to support the enrichment of the grocery industry’s next generation of leaders by sponsoring these scholarships,” said Mike Davidson, Buehler’s president and CEO. “We honor the memory of our founders by celebrating the hard work of rising leaders who embody the values upon which our company was created.”
Apply for NGA Foundation scholarships at https://webportalapp.com/sp/ngafoundation2024.
Deadline to apply is Monday, April 15. Information about all the NGA Foundation scholarships can be found at https://www.nationalgrocers.org/foundation/nga-foundation-scholarships/.
Scholarships are available to rising college freshmen through postgraduate students who are enrolled in a U.S. college or university (including relevant postgraduate studies). Applicants must be majoring in business, food management, IT or other areas of study leading to a career in grocery. Experience in the grocery industry is preferred but not required.
A full list of requirements and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at https://www.nationalgrocers.org/foundation/scholarships-frequently-asked-questions/.
Any individual can fund a legacy scholarship in their own name or the name of their organization or an inspiring individual. Legacy funders also may direct their scholarship to a certain group or require applicants to answer additional questions or provide further information. More information about establishing a legacy scholarship can be found here.
About Buehler’s Fresh Foods
Buehler’s Fresh Foods was founded in 1929 by E.L. Buehler and his wife, Helen. In 2017, Buehler’s went through a management buyout and formed an ESOP. Buehler’s operates 14 supermarkets, eight liquor agencies, outside catering, coﬀee shops and a food truck named Ferris. Buehler’s is proud to be Certiﬁed by Great Place to Work. Buehler’s Fresh Foods is committed to environmentally responsible behavior, local sourcing of product and supporting the communities in which it operates. For more information, visit www.buehlers.com.
About NGA Foundation
The NGA Foundation is the 501(c)3 nonprofit arm of the National Grocers Association. The Foundation provides independent retailers with tools to develop more effective recruiting programs, enhance retention efforts and bolster professional leadership development opportunities for employers. For more information, visit www.ngafoundation.org.
NGA is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale community grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. An independent retailer is a privately owned or controlled food retail company operating a variety of formats. The independent grocery sector is accountable for about 1.2 percent of the nation’s overall economy and is responsible for generating more than $250 billion in sales, 1.1 million jobs, $39 billion in wages and $36 billion in taxes. NGA members include retail and wholesale grocers located in every congressional district across the country, as well as state grocers’ associations, manufacturers and service suppliers. For more information about NGA, visit www.nationalgrocers.org.
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