Donor Scholarships

Donor Scholarships are funded by annual donations to our scholarship fund or through our Scholarship Endowment and are awarded to CGA member company employees and employees’ sons and daughters.

Anheuser-Busch
$2,500 Scholarship
Awarded to a graduate student attending a 4-year public institution.

Bristol Farms Industry
$2,500 Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate student who is an employee, or dependent of an employee, of an independent grocery store.

Illuminator Educational Foundation
Twelve $1,000 Scholarships
Six awards are dedicated to an applicant with a relationship to a retail company; six awards are dedicated to an applicant with a relationship to a supply or wholesale company.

Jack H. Brown Future Leaders
$1,000 Scholarship
Donated by Stater Bros. Markets
This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student.

Kimberly Clark Making Lives Better
$2,500 Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student pursing either a business or communications major.

Thomas P. Raley
$1,000 Scholarship
Donated by Raley’s
This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student.

Van Vlahakis Memorial Scholarship
$2,500 Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student.Earth Friendly Products was founded by Eftichios “Van” Vlahakis, a Greek immigrant and chemist from Chicago who started the company in his garage in 1967.  It was a time when harsh chemicals were common in cleaning products, and the negative effects of those chemicals weren’t well understood.  The environmental movement was beginning but Vlahakis understood the dangers traditional products posed.  He innovated safer formulas for commercial and household cleaners long before being “green” was popular.  Today, ECOS laundry detergent and cleaners are sold in over 60 countries at major club stores, grocery retailers, natural foods stores, and ecos.com.

Zenith Insurance Company
$2,500 Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student.