Alabama Grocers award $37.5K in scholarships—check out these lucky winners from Bham

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Local Alabama Grocers. Photo via Piggly Wiggly Crestline’s Facebook page

The Alabama Grocers Education Foundation (AGEF) has awarded $37,500 in scholarships to 30 lucky students in Alabama. We’re impressed that seven of the recipients come from the Birmingham area. Read more to get all the details!

Who is the AGA?

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Alabama Grocers supports employees of Bama grocery stores! Photo via Bham Now

The Alabama Grocers Association is a state trade association. This means they represent Alabama’s grocery retail industry, so think Golden-Flake and Super Foods Supermarket. Why does this matter? They’ve been helping the grocery industry since 1990.

You can find 135+ retail members managing over 850 stores statewide. Plus, AGA is the voice of 225+ manufacturers, brokers, wholesalers and others from the industry.

Their scholarship program

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AGA is proud that Alabama has some of the best local produce. Photo via Bham Now

The AGA wants to support higher education, especially for employees or children of employees in AGA stores. Over 37 scholarships have been awarded just this year. This includes 22 AGEF funded scholarships, 11 Piggyback Scholarships and four Endowed Scholarships.

Scholarship funds are raised from three golf events, a silent auction and from the support of donors, members and friends of the Alabama Grocers Association. Events and donations that make this scholarship possible.

“To date, the Alabama Grocers Foundation has awarded more than $1.3 million in scholarships. Our association is thrilled to be supporting higher education efforts of Alabama’s youth and can think of no better investment.”

Ellie Smotherman Taylor, President, Alabama Grocers Association

Congrats students

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Who knew working for grocers could be so helpful? Photo via Bham Now

Over 100 applicants applied for AGA’s scholarship, but these lucky students have proven their worth through academic skills and commitment to their community.

Birmingham-area scholarship recipients include:

  • Carl (Drew) Elliott IV
  • Rachel Moore
  • Sophia Ragusa
  • Luke Adams
  • Olivia Davis
  • Coleman Poole
  • Tyler Waugh

Want to become a recipient for the next school year? Visit their website for all the useful info.

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