Wegmans Awards $750 Scholarship Grants to Four Cary High School Students

Cary, N.C., June 19 2020 – Four graduating seniors from the Cary, NC area received $750 scholarship grants from Wegmans Food Markets in a symbolic nod to the company’s annual Employee Scholarship Program, which helps employees along the path to higher education. Wegmans partners with area schools to select students who exemplify the company’s values: caring, respect, high standards, empowerment, and making a difference.

“We are committed to helping young people succeed, and the employee scholarship program is a long-standing tradition that we look forward to celebrating every year,” said West Cary Store Manager Katie Duchnowski. “Congratulations to the following students for their great achievements.”

Apex High School
Rosa Caballero-Malagon

Cary High School
Emmanuel Ize-Iyamu

Green Hope High School
Dheya Madhani

Panther Creek High School
Nancy Nan

The local recipients join 1,842 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 2020/2021 academic year. Since the program began in 1984, more than 40,000 Wegmans employees have been awarded scholarships totaling $125 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 Cary opens this summer at the Midtown East Shopping Center, located on Davis Drive and Airport Boulevard in Wake county. Hiring is still underway for select part-time positions. Applicants may apply online at https://jobs.wegmans.com/west-cary, or call 919-415-0210 for more information.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 101-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts and North Carolina. 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 23 consecutive years, ranking #3 in 2020. The company was also ranked #1 for corporate reputation among the 100 most visible companies, according to the 2019 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient® study.

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