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Prima Frutta Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: April 2, 2020 3:00 pm CT

Prima Frutta Packing Company, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees or growers who plan to continue their education in college programs. One scholarship is offered each year for full-time study at an accredited four-year institution of the student’s choice.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America. Scholarship America is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants to the Prima Frutta Scholarship Program award must:

  • Children, up to the age of 24, of:
    • Full-time employees of Prima Frutta Packing Company, Inc., A. Sambado and Son, Inc., or Primavera Marketing, Inc., who have a minimum of one (1) year employment with the company as of the application deadline,

OR

    • Growers of Prima Frutta Packing Company, Inc.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.

Preference will be given to children of employees who have not previously received the award, provided they are qualified applicants.

An award may not be received two years in a row.

Award
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award.

The awards is not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of past academic performance and future potential, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and 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 Prima Frutta Packing Company, Inc. play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification
All applicants will be notified in May.  Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Prima Frutta Packing Company, Inc. Payment is made in August.

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

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken

One online recommendation form must also be submitted on your behalf.

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

Prima Frutta Packing Company, Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!