MGFPA Scholarship Program

$1,000 is awarded each year to three students who have successfully completed requirements for graduation from an accredited high school, is a resident of the State of Maine, and has been accepted by a college or university.

The 2021 scholarship deadline has closed. Please check back in the spring of 2022.

The Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association Scholarship Program is eligible for high school seniors, college freshman, sophomores and juniors who are:

  • Children of full-time or part-time employees/or owners of companies which are MGFPA members (the employee must have been employed for at least six months at time of application).


  • Part-time or Full-time student employees of companies which are MGFPA members (the student must have been employed for at least six months prior to application).

The Scholarship Committee select winners on the basis of financial need, academic merit, involvement in community and school activities and career goals, especially those related to business and the food industry. Only complete, TYPED applications will be accepted. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

PLUS:  National Grocers Association Scholarship Information

Congratulations to our 2021
Scholarship Recipients!








Emily E., major: Communications Sciences and Disorders – Employee at Hannaford
Liz E., major: Environmental Chemistry – Employee at Hannaford
Margo K., major Environmental Policy and Political Science – Employee at Hannaford

2020 Scholarship Recipients

Thomas W., major: Business Management – Employee at Indian Hill Shop ‘n Save
Ava P., major: Business Management – Employee at Hannaford
Ryan H., major: Kinesiology and Physical Education – Employee at Shaw’st Bud’s Shop’ N Save

 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Kayla R., major: Nutrition – Employee at Hannaford
Cory H., major: Finance – Employee at Bozzuto’s Inc
Ryley V., major: Political Science, pre-law – Employee at Hannaford

 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Chloe V., major: pre-med – Employee at Hannaford
Karsyn W., major: pre-med – Employee at Hannaford
Laura G., major: Linguistics (Speech Pathology) – Employee at Bud’s Shop’ N Save

 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Katherine C., major: Pharmacy – Employee of Shaw’s
Kyle W., major: Pharmacy – Employee of Hannaford
Madeleine L., major: Nursing – Employee of Hannaford

 2016 Scholarship Recipients

Christopher H., major: Applied Exercise Science – Employee of Backyard Farms
Phi V., major: Pharmacy – Employee of Hannaford
Trevor B., major: Accounting – Employee of Hannaford

Scholarship Testimony

Matthew_Pazdziorko“I wanted to take a moment and thank you again for selecting me to receive the MGFPA Scholarship this year, I appreciate it so much!  This past semester, I was enrolled at Thomas College taking six classes while working full-time at Hannaford in a management roll. At the end of the summer, I was transferred from our Winthrop store to our Augusta store to help with the roll out of Hannaford To Go – it’s been a wonderful experience! The grocery industry is the field I will grow my career in; a college education will allow me to further myself – that’s what makes receiving the MGFPA Scholarship that much more meaningful to me. So, thank you again!”

Matthew A. Pazdziorko, Finance / Management M.B.A Student
Class of 2017 – Thomas College