Five graduating seniors from the Hanover area received $500 scholarship grants from Wegmans Food Markets in a symbolic nod to the company’s annual announcement of recipients for its Employee Scholarship Program, which helps employees along the path to higher education.
The local recipients are students from Hanover Park, Morristown, Parsippany, Parsippany Hills, and Whippany Park high schools. Wegmans partnered with each school to select a student who exemplifies the family-owned company’s values: Caring, Respect, High Standards, Empowerment, and Making a Difference.
Congratulations go to the following students:
Hanover Park High School: Alex LoRusso
Morristown High School: Becky Garcia
Parsippany High School: Michelle Inn
Parsippany Hills High School: Kimberly DeStefano
Whippany Park High School: Julia Hark
“Our employee scholarship program is a point of pride at Wegmans, and it’s a pleasure to award these honorary scholarships as we prepare to open our store,” said Wegmans Hanover Store Manager Tim Lockwood. “Since the program began in 1984, more than 35,000 Wegmans employees have been awarded scholarships totaling $110 million.”
The local recipients join 2,019 Wegmans employees that were granted new scholarships this year, with an expected payout of $5.1 million to the program’s current and new recipients for the 2017/2018 academic year.
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 Hanover Wegmans opens Sunday, July 23. Hiring is currently underway for part-time and select full-time positions. Applicants may apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers or call 973-490-2500 for more information.