IGIA Announces IGEF Scholarship Program Deadline March 1, 2020

 

IGIA Announces IGEF Scholarship Program Deadline March 1, 2020

Iowa Grocers Education Foundation (IGEF) has made available 92 scholarships for the 2020–2021 academic year but applicants must submit their applications by March 1, 2020.

The IGEF will award 12 — $2,000 scholarships to students who are children of full-time employees and 12 — $1,500 scholarships to students who are full-time or part-time employees of firms that are members of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association (IGIA) as well as 68 Piggyback scholarships offered by IGIA member organizations.

IGIA has made available scholarship posters for downloading and application instructions on its website. If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Sellner at the IGIA office, 800.383.3663.

 

Eligibility

High school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are:

Sons or daughters of full-time employees of firms that are members of the IGIA. The parent must have been employed for at least two years as of January 1, 2020.
Employees (full-time or part-time) who are full-time students employed by firms that are members of the IGIA. Applicants must have worked a minimum of 300 hours during the 6-month period between July 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.

Scholarship winners will be chosen by the Scholarship Selection Committee of the Iowa College Foundation and notified in April. Winners must enroll in undergraduate college in the fall of 2020 and must be attending college full-time in the year in which the scholarships are awarded and continue in school for the entire academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency or military service.

Scholarships Available to Students Meeting the IGEF Program Eligibility

•     50 – Fareway Family Scholarships ($2,000)

•     12 – Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarships ($2,000)

•     12 – Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarships ($1,500)

•     3 – Beckwith Foundation Scholarships ($2,000)

•     2 – Cylinder Express Scholarships ($500)                  

•     2 – JW’s Foods Scholarships ($750)

•     2 – Mueller Yurgae Associates Scholarships ($1,000)

•     2 – Perishable Distributors of Iowa Scholarships ($500)

•     1 – Dietrich Family Scholarship ($1,500)

•     1 – Grocery Manufacturers Association Scholarship ($500)

•     1 – Jack Grolmus Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

•     1 – Jerry Thede Scholarship ($1,000)

•     1 – Ken Uglum Memorial Scholarship ($500)

•     1 – Mary I. Fitzgerald Scholarship ($1,800)

•     1 – Robert G. Carper, Jr. Scholarship ($1,800)

 

To Apply

Visit the IGIA website at http://www.iowagrocers.com/scholarships.cfm and click on Scholarship Application.

 

History of the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Mary I. Fitzgerald Scholarship Program

The Iowa Grocers Education Foundation was established in 1992 to assist youth with ties to the grocery industry achieve their dreams of obtaining a higher education. The IGEF Scholarship program was renamed the Mary I. Fitzgerald Scholarship Program in 1997 in tribute to Mary I. Fitzgerald, who guided the Iowa Grocery Industry Association from 1964 to 1981.

Since 2001, the IGEF has helped approximately 1,500 youth obtain a post-secondary education, awarding 1,589 scholarships, totaling close to $2.3 million. These scholarships paved the way for youth to achieve their ultimate career goals within and outside of the grocery industry.

A large number of the deserving young people assisted by these scholarships say that they would not be the doctor, CEO, nurse, teacher or business professional they are today without the help of the Mary I. Fitzgerald Scholarship Program.

 

Get Involved

Two primary fundraisers make the IGEF Scholarships possible—the IGEF Scholarship Golf Classic and the IGIA Convention Auction. Please consider taking part in these events and signing up for the IGIA committees that make these events possible. Contact Annie Schlink, aschlink@iowagrocers.com to volunteer.