Established in 1993, Hannaford Charitable Foundation provides financial support to charitable programs and organizations that enhance the quality of life in the communities in which Hannaford does business. The Hannaford Scholarship Program is funded through the Foundation by a generous gift from Florence Taylor Petrlik, a Hannaford Director from 1971 to 1993, and annual company contributions.
Hannaford has established a scholarship program to assist associates of Hannaford or one of the related companies that contribute to Hannaford’s success (Retail Business Services, ADUSA Distribution, ADUSA Transportation) and their dependent children who plan to pursue a postsecondary education in college and vocational programs. Each year scholarships are offered for full-time study at any accredited postsecondary institution of the student’s choice.
This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.
Applicants to the Hannaford Scholarship Program must be:
*Dependent child is defined as the son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, legally adopted child or legal ward supported principally by the associate.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. Up to fifty (50) scholarships may be awarded each year.
Financial need will be considered in determining the award amount. Recipients must demonstrate need.
Awards are not renewable; however students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Awards are for undergraduate and graduate studies.
Efforts will be made to ensure that recipients are representative of all areas of the company.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis ofacademic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances and an online recommendation
Although Hannaford establishes the criteria, selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or associate of Hannaford or the Hannaford Charitable Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Hannaford Charitable Foundation. Payments are made in one installment in early August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 1, 2022 3:00 pm.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.
Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the Hannaford Scholarship Program