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 2018 Application deadline has passed. Please check back for 2019 information.

 

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).

OR

  • 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.

Winners must enroll as full-time students in the fall of the application year. Successful applicants will receive word from the MGFPA Scholarship Committee by the end of June to early July.

PLUS:  National Grocers Association Scholarship Information


Congratulations
to our 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 Shaws
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