CGA Educational Foundation Scholarships are funded by the Foundation and are offered to full-time students who are also CGA member company employees.
Don C. Beaver Memorial Scholarship
Established in recognition of the contributions made to the retail grocery industry by Don C. Beaver, former CGA President from 1979 to 1996. This scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a career in the grocery industry.
Jim & Judy Van Gorkom Heritage Scholarship
Established in 2022 as recognition of Jim & Judy Van Gorkom’s continuous support for educational opportunities for the grocery industry community. Jim served on the CGAEF Board of Trustees from 2010-2021 and was the Board Chair from 2011-2016. This scholarship is awarded to a supplier member employee pursing a career in the grocery industry.
CGAEF College Scholarships
Six @ $2,000
These scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students who are CGA member company employees.
CGAEF Graduate Scholarships
Two @ $2,000
These scholarships are divided between CGA retail member employees and supply/wholesale member employees pursuing a career in the grocery industry.
CGA Independent Operators Scholarships
Four @ $2,500
These scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students who are themselves employed by, or have a parent who is employed by, an independent grocery operator.