Wakefern Food Corp. has established a scholarship program to assist children and grandchildren of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.
This 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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Wakefern Food Corp. Scholarship Program must be:
Children and grandchildren of Wakefern Food Corp. and its banners/subsidiaries director level and above are ineligible.
*Eligible Wakefern Food Corp. banners/subsidiaries include:
One (1) Dean Janeway award in the amount of $6,000, renewable up to three years, will be given to the top-ranking incoming freshman candidate.
One (1) David M. Silverberg Award in the amount of $5,000, renewable up to three years, will be given to the next top-ranking incoming freshman candidate.
One (1) non-renewable Jerome D. Yaguda award in the amount of $3,000 will be given to the next top ranking candidate.
Up to twenty-one (21) $2,000 scholarships will be awarded.
Most scholarships are not renewable; however, recipients are eligible to reapply in subsequent years.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Wakefern Food Corp. Payments are made in one installment in early August.
To be eligible to receive award checks, the recipient’s non-union parent or grandparent must be actively employed by Wakefern Food Corp. on July 15 prior to the checks being issued.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need is not considered.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Wakefern Food Corp. play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 3, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.