RALEIGH, NC, May 31, 2019 – Ten graduating seniors from the Raleigh 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 Broughton, Cardinal Gibbons, Enloe Magnet, Millbrook Magnet, and Sanderson high schools. Wegmans partnered with each school to select two students who exemplify the family-owned companys values: caring, respect, high standards, empowerment, and making a difference.
Congratulations go to the following students:
Broughton High School
Cardinal Gibbons High School
Enloe Magnet High School
Jean Marie Niyoyankunze
Millbrook Magnet High School
Roberto Alejandro Alvarenga Dias
Michael Edward Brown
Sanderson High School
We value making a difference in our community, and helping students succeed is one of our most important giving priorities, said Wegmans Raleigh Store Manager Hallie Johnston. Were happy to award honorary scholarships this year and we look forward to celebrating the first class of Wegmans Raleigh employee scholarship recipients in 2020.
The local recipients join 1,755 Wegmans employees that were granted new scholarships this year, with an expected payout of $5.1 million to the programs current and new recipients for the 2019/2020 academic year. Since the program began in 1984, more than 38,500 Wegmans employees have been awarded scholarships totaling $120 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 students course of study from an accredited college.
Wegmans Raleigh opens Sunday, Sept. 29 at the Midtown East Shopping Center, located on Wake Forest Road near Interstate 440. Hiring is currently underway for part-time positions. Applicants may apply online at jobs.wegmans.com/raleigh or call 984-960-5588 for more information.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 99-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family 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 22 consecutive years, ranking #3 in 2019. The company was also ranked #1 for corporate reputation among the 100 most visible companies, according to the 2019 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient study.