Asparagus Club

Asparagus Club Scholarship Application

The retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and state association executives who belong to the Asparagus Club are a highly motivated group of industry leaders who are dedicated to the future of the grocery industry. There is no better way to ensure a healthy future for the grocery industry than by ensuring a constant stream of talented young people who want to make a career in this fascinating and ever-changing business, particularly in the independent retail and wholesale sector. 

Since 1990, the Asparagus Club Scholarship Program has provided over $850,000 in scholarships to students preparing for careers in the grocery industry. In just the past five years, the Asparagus Club awarded over $100,000 to young men and women who have set out on the road to careers in the industry.

Each year, subject to availability of funds, The Asparagus Club awards up to ten scholarships to rising full-time juniors, seniors or graduate students pursuing a degree in business, food management or another relevant course of study leading to a career in the grocery industry, with preference given to the independent retail and wholesale sector. Each scholarship is $2,000 per semester (Fall and Spring only) for a maximum of four consecutive semesters. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA per semester/quarter and full-time status to continue receiving the scholarship.

Should you know of any young people who are in college pursuing a career in the food industry, particularly the independent community focused retail or wholesale sectors, and whom you feel would be a genuine asset to the industry, please contact the Baton Rouge Area Foundation at 877-387-6126 or for more information, eligibility requirements and application information. 

For additional scholarship information, contact:

Baton Rouge Area Foundation
T: (877) 387-6126

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