Six Burlington-area students were presented with $500 scholarship grants from Wegmans Food Markets at their high school awards ceremonies this year. The local recipients are graduating seniors from Burlington High School, Bedford High School, and Billerica High School. Wegmans partnered with each school to select two students who exemplify Wegmans’ values: Caring, Respect, High Standards, Empowerment, and Making a Difference. Congratulations go to the following recipients:
Burlington High School:
Bedford High School:
Billerica High School:
These awards are a symbolic nod to the supermarket’s annual announcement of recipients for its Employee Scholarship Program, which was started in 1984, which helps employees along the path to higher education.
“This year we are celebrating more than 30,000 employee scholarship recipients over the last 30 years at Wegmans,” said Kevin Russell, store manager at Wegmans Burlington. “We’re happy to introduce ourselves as a new neighbor in the Burlington community by awarding these scholarships to local students as we prepare to open our store.”
The local recipients joined 1,766 Wegmans employees that were granted new scholarships this year, with an expected payout of $4.91 million to the program’s current and new recipients for the 2014/2015 academic year. Since the program was founded in 1984, more than 30,000 Wegmans employees have received a total of $95 million in tuition assistance.
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. Part-time employees can receive up to $6,000 over four years and full-time employees can receive up to $8,800 over four years, with no limit placed on the number of scholarships awarded and no restrictions on a student’s course of study from an accredited college.
The Burlington Wegmans will open in fall 2014 on Third Avenue. The new store, which will have 600 full-time and part-time employees, is currently hiring. Applicants may apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers or call 1-877-WEGMANS (934-6267)for more information.