The Women Grocers of America (WGA) distributes the Mary Macey Scholarship yearly to promising college students pursuing careers in the industry. Scholarships are one-year awards in the amount of $1,500 (number of recipients subject to availability of funds).
The Asparagus Club Scholarship awards a maximum of ten scholarships per year (subject to availability of funds). Each scholarship is $2,000 per semester (fall and spring only) not to exceed four consecutive semesters. Recipients must retail full-time status and earn at least a 2.5 GPA to earn a scholarship each semester/quarter.
NGA awards a total of 10 scholarship offerings to college students. To view a summary of all those scholarships, click HERE.
The NGA Mentoring Program connects students with independent grocery professionals at the NGA Show based on student’s career interests. Mentors guide students through several elements of the Show (exhibit floor, education sessions) and offer insider knowledge on the rapidly changing marketplace. This is an invaluable opportunity for students to learn first-hand about multi-faceted industry and be considered for exciting career opportunities after graduation.
The WGA Student Membership grants students the opportunity to join the WGA community at the complimentary student membership rate! WGA (Women Grocers of America) is the sole organization representing female grocers and specifically serves as NGA’s career development network for the industry’s female professionals. Membership benefits include networking opportunities, WGA event admittance, and other educational resources.
WGA student membership sign-up instructions:
- Click here to create an online account and sign up for WGA student membership
- Select ‘WGA Memberships’ from the left column under your profile
- Type in your name and select ‘WGA Student Membership’
- Checkout and complete purchase – a WGA board member will then reach out with additional details!