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The Honickman Companies Children of Employees Scholarship
Application status: Closed

The Honickman Companies have established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships 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.

Applicants to the The Honickman Companies Children of Employees Scholarship must:

  • Be dependent children, age 25 and under, of full‑time employees of Beverage Distribution Center, Inc., Canada Dry Delaware Valley Bottling Company, Canada Dry Potomac Corporation, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of New York, Inc., and Pepsi-Cola & National Brand Beverages, Ltd., which collectively are known as “The Honickman Companies” who have a minimum of 1 year of employment with The Honickman Companies as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as children who qualify for benefits provided by The Honickman Companies. 
  • Be high school seniors, high school graduates, or current college undergraduate or graduate students, who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

The following individuals are not eligible:

  • Dependent children of Vice Presidents and above are not eligible.
  • Dependent children of employees who are members of the following unions: Local 830 and Local 331.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,000 award. Up to 40 awards will be granted. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate or graduate study.


All applicants will be notified in May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Honickman Companies. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not considered. Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of The Honickman Companies play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 4, 2024 5:00 pm ET.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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