MGFPA Scholarship Program
$1,000 is awarded each year to three students who have successfully completed requirements for graduation from an accredited high school, is a resident of the State of Maine, and has been accepted by a college or university.
The 2023 scholarship application period has closed.
The Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association Scholarship Program is eligible to high school seniors, and college students enrolled in a 2-, 4- or 5-year college program who are currently:
- Children of full-time or part-time employees/or owners of companies which are MGFPA members (the employee must have been employed for at least six months at time of application).
- Part-time or Full-time student employees of companies which are MGFPA members (the student must have been employed for at least six months prior to application).
The Scholarship Committee select winners on the basis of financial need, academic merit, involvement in community and school activities and career goals, especially those related to business and the food industry. Only complete, TYPED applications will be accepted. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.
PLUS: National Grocers Association Scholarship Information
Congratulations to our 2022
Anna K., major: Communications Journalism – Employee at Hannaford
Jillian L., major: Mathematics & Actuarial Science – Employee at Hannaford
Ryan B., major: Political Science, pre-law – Employee at Hannaford
2021 Scholarship Recipients
Emily E., major: Communications Sciences and Disorders – Employee at Hannaford
Liz E., major: Environmental Chemistry – Employee at Hannaford
Margo K., major Environmental Policy and Political Science – Employee at Hannaford
2020 Scholarship Recipients
Thomas W., major: Business Management – Employee at Indian Hill Shop ‘n Save
Ava P., major: Business Management – Employee at Hannaford
Ryan H., major: Kinesiology and Physical Education – Employee at Shaw’st Bud’s Shop’ N Save
2019 Scholarship Recipients
Kayla R., major: Nutrition – Employee at Hannaford
Cory H., major: Finance – Employee at Bozzuto’s Inc
Ryley V., major: Political Science, pre-law – Employee at Hannaford
2018 Scholarship Recipients
Chloe V., major: pre-med – Employee at Hannaford
Karsyn W., major: pre-med – Employee at Hannaford
Laura G., major: Linguistics (Speech Pathology) – Employee at Bud’s Shop’ N Save
2017 Scholarship Recipients
Katherine C., major: Pharmacy – Employee of Shaw’s
Kyle W., major: Pharmacy – Employee of Hannaford
Madeleine L., major: Nursing – Employee of Hannaford
2016 Scholarship Recipients
Christopher H., major: Applied Exercise Science – Employee of Backyard Farms
Phi V., major: Pharmacy – Employee of Hannaford
Trevor B., major: Accounting – Employee of Hannaford
“I wanted to take a moment and thank you again for selecting me to receive the MGFPA Scholarship this year, I appreciate it so much! This past semester, I was enrolled at Thomas College taking six classes while working full-time at Hannaford in a management roll. At the end of the summer, I was transferred from our Winthrop store to our Augusta store to help with the roll out of Hannaford To Go – it’s been a wonderful experience! The grocery industry is the field I will grow my career in; a college education will allow me to further myself – that’s what makes receiving the MGFPA Scholarshi
Matthew A. Pazdziorko, Finance / Management M.B.A Student
Class of 2017 – Thomas College