- Deadline: 06/15/2023
- Renewable: Unknown
- Number of Awards: Not Available
- Award Amount: $1,500
- Website: https://www.nationalgrocers.org
- Phone: 703-516-0700
- Fax: 703-516-0115
- Email: email@example.com
- Address: 1005 North Glebe Rd. Suite 250 Arlington, VA 22201
The Women Grocers of America (WGA) is pleased to assist the National Grocers Association (NGA) in its pursuit to recruit and retain the next generation of quality managers and entrepreneurs and they are achieving this through academic scholarship worth $1,500.
One of the scholarships awarded is the WGA Mary Macey Scholarship.
All Mary Macey Scholarship funds are raised through WGA’s various fundraising events, such as the WGA annual raffle and WGA annual 5K Fun Run/Walk.
If you are wondering who is eligible for NGA and WGA Foundation scholarships, here are the guidelines:
The scholarship is available to full-time enrolled rising sophomores through post-graduate studies and the interested students must have a minimum of a cumulative 2.5 GPA.
Students must have the intent to pursue a career in the independent grocery industry.
Applicants must be independent grocery retailers and wholesalers, their employees and families.
Furthermore, the applicants have to be in good standing in a two-year, associate degree-granting institution or four-year, bachelor’s degree-granting institution or graduate program and must currently work in the independent grocery industry.
Experience in the grocery industry is preferred but not required for the award.
How to Apply
Scholarship application details will be posted in January for the following academic year and the interests students are able to apply for scholarships from the posting date until the deadline in April.
To be considered for this amazing award, complete scholarship applications must be postmarked by May 15.
It is very significant to know what kind of submission materials you need to include with a completed application.
You need to provide a personal statement explaining why you merit the Mary Macey Scholarship.
You need to speak about scholastic achievements, leadership awards, extracurricular activities, personal stories, as well as your intent to pursue a career in the independent grocery sector.
Last, but not least, a letter of recommendation from a sponsor in the grocery industry endorsing your intent to pursue a career in the industry is required as well as a college/university transcript.
Letters of recommendation should be written by a professor, employer, or mentor.
The Mary Macey Scholarship application can be found on the scholarship provider’s website.