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Five graduating seniors from the Montvale 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. Since the program began in 1984, more than 35,000 Wegmans employees have been awarded scholarships totaling $110 million.
The local recipients are students from Park Ridge, Pascack Hills, Pascack Valley, Pearl River, and St. Joseph Regional 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:
Park Ridge High School: Jacob Zelikovsky
Pascack Hills High School: Evan Michaels
Pascack Valley High School: Mary Kate Viconte
Pearl River High School: Jaclyn Burns
St. Joseph Regional High School: Steven Foster
“Helping young people succeed is one of our most important giving priorities,” said Wegmans Montvale Store Manager Paul Jordan. “As a new neighbor in the community, we’re happy to award honorary scholarships this year and look forward to celebrating a new class of Wegmans employee scholarship recipients from Montvale next year.”
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 Montvale Wegmans opens Sunday, Sept. 24. Hiring is currently underway for part-time and select full-time positions. Applicants may apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers or call 201-391-0100 for more information.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 92-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 20 consecutive years, ranking #2 in 2017.
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