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The Carolinas Food Industry Council (CFIC) is proud to offer employees of its member companies the opportunity to apply to win a $2,500 Everett & Trudy Suddreth Scholarship of Excellence Award. Funded by the Council’s charitable foundation, the Retail Consumer Alliance (RCA), this scholarship is awarded annually to a total of 40 deserving students in North and South Carolina.

We are now accepting applications for 2020 scholarships.  All entries must be postmarked by March 16, 2020.

  • An independent panel of educators will select scholarship winners.
  • All applicants will be notified via e-mail in June.
  • Winners must be enrolled in college full-time for the 2020 fall semester.
  • Scholarship awards will be mailed directly to the student and made payable to the college.

(Winner is responsible for delivering the check to the appropriate office within the college.)

Please contact John McNair if you have any questions – johnm@ncrma.org / (919) 832-0811.

*Please click the drop-down below for the appropriate application.*

Who Is Eligible
•  High School Seniors enrolling for the 2020 fall semester who are a spouse or dependent of a permanent, full-time employee of a CFIC Retail, Wholesale or Supplier member company. Employee must be employed for at least one year as of 1/1/20.
•  Any student who at a minimum is a part-time employee of a CFIC Retail, Wholesale or Supplier member company for at least six months as of 1/1/20.
•  The food industry employee, whether a parent, spouse, or student, must be employed with an CFIC member company located in North or South Carolina at the time the winners are selected. Qualified scholarship recipients may attend a college located in any state.
•  Previous winners are eligible to reapply.

Click here to apply.

Who Is Eligible
• College undergraduates enrolling for the 2020 fall semester who are a spouse or dependent of a permanent, full-time employee of a CFIC Retail, Wholesale or Supplier member company. The employee must be employed for at least one year as of 1/1/20.
• Any student who at a minimum is a part-time employee of a CFIC Retail, Wholesale or Supplier member company for at least six months as of 1/1/20.
• The food industry employee, whether a parent, spouse, or student, must be employed with a CFIC Member Company in North or South Carolina location at the time the winners are selected. Qualified scholarship recipients may attend a college located in any state.
• Previous winners are eligible to reapply.

Click here to apply.

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