MGA Foundation Awards $73,500 in Scholarships


The Minnesota Grocers Association Foundation (MGAF) awarded $25,000 in scholarships to employees or children of employees from Minnesota Grocers Association member companies for the 2017-2018 school year.  The Foundation Scholarship program serves to aid students who are related to Minnesota’s food industry by supporting their educational growth. 

Using funds raised from an annual golf event and silent auction, the MGAF is able to award scholarships and community grants.  This year, the Foundation received 384 applications from 41 companies.  The twenty-five $1,000 scholarships awarded represent the Minnesota food industry’s strong belief in the need for continued education.

Scholarships are awarded by an impartial committee of educators and based on community involvement and academic achievements.

This year the Piggyback Scholarship Program was again available for members of the Minnesota Grocers Association, allowing companies to “piggyback” on the MGAF application process in order to provide a scholarship program specifically for their employees and employees’ dependents. Eleven member companies participated and awarded a combined $48,500 in scholarships.


Click here for the 2017 press release.




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