Now in its 12th year, CFIC will award 40 scholarships at $2,500 each as part of the Everett and Trudy Suddreth Scholarship of Excellence. Since its inception in 2005, CFIC has awarded over of $500,000 in scholarship dollars.
Who Is Eligible?
- A spouse or dependent of a permanent, full-time employee of a CFIC Retail, Wholesale or Supplier Member Firm. (Employee must be employed for at least one year as of 1/1/17.)
- A student who is, at a minimum, a part-time employee of a CFIC Retail, Wholesale or Supplier Member Firm. (Student must be employed for at least six months as of 1/1/17.)
NOTE: The food industry employee (whether a parent or student) must work at a Retail, Wholesale or Supplier Member Company location in North or South Carolina, and must be employed at the time the winners are selected in May. Qualified scholarship recipients may attend a college located in any state.
Who May Apply?
- High School Seniors enrolling for the 2017 fall semester as College Freshmen are eligible as well as College Undergraduates enrolling for the 2017 fall semester as a Sophomore, Junior or Senior!
- Students who have previously received a CFIC scholarship may apply again.
NOTE: Extra weight will be given to students who are currently employed in the grocery industry and/or students who are enrolled in an accredited food industry undergraduate curriculum (i.e. Culinary Arts).
How Can I Apply?
To download the application and for more information, click here. Completed applications and official transcripts must be received or post-marked by March 20, 2017.
“I would like to thank CFIC for your continued investment in my life. Thanks to your support of my education, I get one step closer every day to fulfilling my potential. Your contribution to my future is more greatly appreciated than you will ever know.” -Sierra Fender, two-time scholarship recipient