Five graduating high school seniors from Morris County received $500 scholarship grants from Wegmans Food Markets for their character and values.
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.
The scholarship winners in the New View Media coverage area are Alex LoRusso of Hanover Park High School, Becky Garcia of Morristown High School and Julia Hark of Whippany Park High School.
“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 Tim Lockwood, manager of Wegmans Hanover Park store, which opens July 23. “Since the program began in 1984, more than 35,000 Wegmans employees have been awarded scholarships, totaling $110 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.