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Alabama grocers award 62 schorlarships

The Alabama Grocers Education Foundation (AGEF) recently awarded more than $60,000 in scholarships to employees or children of employees from Alabama Grocers Association (AGA) member companies for the 2016-2017 academic year.

These included 45 AGEF funded scholarships, 13 Piggyback Scholarships, and four endowed scholarships for a total of 62 scholarships awarded.

Greenville area scholarship recipients included Madelyn Kelley, Jake Delaney and Lauren Fleming.

“To date, the Alabama Grocers Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships,” said Ellie Smotherman Taylor, president of the Alabama Grocers Association. “Our association is thankful to have this opportunity to support the higher education efforts of Alabama’s youth. They are the future of our great state.”

The Alabama Grocers Education Foundation recognizes and aids students who are related to Alabama’s food industry by virtue of their parent’s employment or their own part-time employment by firms which are members of the Alabama Grocers Association.  The scholarship program demonstrates the association’s interest in the growth and development of the leaders of tomorrow by providing financial assistance to deserving students.  This year the Foundation received more than 125 applications.