NGA Foundation Scholarships

The NGA Foundation seeks to position the independent grocery industry as an employer of choice for college students and is committed to supporting students planning careers with this industry. Since 1990 NGA and its affiliates have awarded over $1 million in scholarships providing the critical resources needed to invest in our future leaders. 

Eligibility & Requirements

Scholarships are available to those who meet the basic criteria:

  • Rising college freshman through graduate students attending a U.S. college or university
  • Must be enrolled at the time of disbursement to be considered (Fall Semester)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Majoring in Business, Food Management, Accounting, Human Resources, IT or other focuses leading to a career in grocery
  • Experience in the grocery industry is highly valued

2024 Scholarships Application Cycle

Now open!

Applications will be accepted January 15- April 15 of each year. Visit the Scholarship Portal to view the status of a previous application or update your profile.

2024 Scholarships

Asparagus Club Scholarships (5)

Asparagus Club, Thomas K. Zaucha Scholarship

Charlie and Becky Bray Legacy Scholarship 

Bob Richardson Legacy Scholarship

Della Noce Family Industry Diversity Scholarship

  • Awarded annually to a female or a person of color to encourage greater diversity within our industry.

ECOLAB Women in Grocery Scholarship 

FMS Solutions Holdings, LLC Legacy Scholarship (2)

  • Awarded to a child of state or local law enforcement officers

Mondelēz International Legacy Scholarship

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Legacy Scholarship

Peter and Jody Larkin Legacy Scholarship

Roger Collins Leadership Scholarship 

Ronnie Horton Legacy Scholarship (2)

Women Grocers of America (WGA) Scholarship

WGA's Mary Macey Scholarship

Buehler's Fresh Food Ed & Helen Buehler Scholarship 

Buehler's Fresh Food People First Scholarship

Fund A Legacy Scholarship

You can support students pursuing careers in grocery through establishing a Legacy Scholarship in the name of an individual or organization. Scholarships start at $1,000 with an administration fee of $250 per scholarship per year. Legacy scholarships require a multi-year commitment which can be paid up front or on an annual basis. Legacy funders have the option to specify candidate qualifications or follow the existing NGAF scholarship program requirements.

Join your industry colleagues and fund a scholarship today! For more information contact or call 202-938-2570 for more information.