NGA Foundation Announces Two New Scholarships for Grocery-Minded Collegians

January 17, 2024

New awards sponsored by Buehler’s Fresh Foods join family of scholarship opportunities; deadline to apply is April 15

Washington, D.C. – 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

Deadline to apply is Monday, April 15, 2024. Information about all the NGA Foundation scholarships can be found at

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

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.