NGA Foundation Scholarships

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    About The Scholarship Program

    The NGA Foundation seeks to position the industry as an employer of choice for college students and is committed to supporting students planning careers with independent grocers. 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 and Requirements

    • Scholarships are available to rising college freshman through postgraduate studies (must be enrolled at the time of payment to be considered)
    • Must be enrolled in a U.S. or 4-year-degree-granting institution (including relevant postgraduate studies)
    • Majoring in Business, Food Management, IT or other focuses leading to a career in grocery
    • Experience in the grocery industry is preferred but not required


    2022 Scholarships

    Asparagus Club Scholarships (5)

    Asparagus Club, Thomas K. Zaucha Scholarship

    Charlie and Becky Bray 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
    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)

    Bob Richardson Legacy Scholarship

    Women Grocers of America (WGA) Mary Macey Scholarship(s)

    Scholarships awarded annually

    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 $150 per scholarship per year. Legacy scholarships require a multi-year commitment which can be paid up front or on an annual basis. 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.