Wegmans Awards $500 Scholarship Grants to Six Chantilly Area High School Students

CHANTILLY, VA, June 07, 2018 -

Six graduating seniors from the Chantilly 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 Centreville, Chantilly, and Westfield high schools. Wegmans partnered with each school to select two students who exemplify the family-owned company’s values: Caring, Respect, High Standards, Empowerment, and Making a Difference.

Congratulations go to the following students:

Centreville High School
Lindsey Hendrickson
Sydney Jackson

Chantilly High School
Steven Risi
Annie Silva

Westfield High School
Kaitlyn Dinh
Mamai Mulwanda

“The employee scholarship program is a long-standing tradition at Wegmans that we’re especially proud of,” said Wegmans Chantilly Store Manager Brien MacKendrick. “As a new neighbor in Chantilly, we’re happy to award honorary scholarships this year and look forward to celebrating a new class of Wegmans employee scholarship recipients from our store in 2019.”

The local recipients join 1,675 Wegmans employees that were granted new scholarships this year, with an expected payout of $5 million to the program’s current and new recipients for the 2018/2019 academic year. Since the program began in 1984, more than 36,500 Wegmans employees have been awarded scholarships totaling $115 million.

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.

Wegmans Chantilly celebrated its grand opening on June 3 at The Field at Commonwealth, near the intersection of Route 28 and Westfields Boulevard. More than 1,000 customers lined up before the doors opened at 7 a.m. and approximately 19,500 shoppers visited the new store throughout the day. Wegmans Chantilly is now open from 6 a.m. to midnight daily.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 97-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.

Press Contact:
Valerie Fox
Media Relations Coordinator
585-720-5713
valerie.fox@wegmans.com
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