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Wakefern Food Corp. Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: April 15, 2024 3:00 pm CT

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.

Applicants to the Wakefern Food Corp. Scholarship Program must be:

  • Children or grandchildren of full-time, NON-UNION employees of Wakefern Food Corp.* with one year of service as of the application deadline. Employees must be actively employed on July 15 prior to issuing award checks.
  • Students who are enrolled or plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate program of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.

Children and grandchildren of Wakefern Food Corp. and its banners/subsidiaries director level and above are ineligible.

*Eligible Wakefern Food Corp. banners/subsidiaries include:

  • ShopRite
  • Price Rite Marketplace
  • The Fresh Grocer
  • Dearborn Market
  • Readington Farms
  • Gourmet Garage
  • Fairway Market

Award Amounts

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.

Payment of Scholarships

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.

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 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:

  • 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 17, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

Wakefern Food Corp. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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