The Mary I. Fitzgerald Scholarship Program Sponsored by the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation through the Iowa Grocery Industry Association The 2024-2025 Scholarship application is open. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2024. The Iowa Grocers Education Foundation (IGEF) will award $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduate students who are children of full-time employees or $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). Learn more >>
Piggyback Scholarships Setting up a local scholarship program is one of the most rewarding and visible acts of public service any business can undertake. However, many find the administrative and legal requirements of developing and offering such a program daunting and costly.
The Iowa Grocery Industry Association (IGIA) has streamlined the process for a store wishing to create and promote a local scholarship program. Through the IGIA, member stores can offer a local scholarship program tailored to their communities, without having to set up their own administrative systems and pay the expenses that go along with that.