ROCHESTER, NY – Wegmans Food Markets announced today that the Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program will award college tuition assistance to 1,675 new recipients for the upcoming academic year. The company expects to pay out approximately $5 million in tuition assistance to both new and returning scholarship recipients during the 2018-2019 school year.
Visit wegmans.com/scholarship to view the list of this year’s scholarship recipients.
Since the program began in 1984, more than 36,500 Wegmans employees have been awarded scholarships totaling $115 million.
“We are so proud of our people and all that they are able to accomplish,” says Colleen Wegman, president & CEO of the family-owned supermarket chain. “Our employee scholarship program is a way for us to help them pursue higher education and their career goals, whether they choose to build that career at Wegmans or elsewhere.”
Customers are invited to join in a celebration for this year’s scholarship recipients, and all 2018 graduates, at all Wegmans stores on Saturday, May 19, at 11 a.m. Celebration cake will be served.
Part-time employee scholarship recipients are eligible to receive up to $1,500 per year for four years (a maximum of $6,000), and full-time employees can receive up to $2,200 per year for four years (up to $8,800 total). No limit is placed on the number of scholarships awarded each year and no restrictions are made on a student’s course of study. Recipients may choose any area of study from an accredited college and enter any field they desire upon graduation. Many scholarship winners, however, decide to stay with Wegmans after college, continuing their career growth within the company.
To receive a scholarship, Wegmans employees must meet work-performance criteria. Eligibility is also based on a minimum number of work hours over a specified time period. Scholarship applications are evaluated by a team from Wegmans.Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 96-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 21 consecutive years, ranking #2 in 2018.