Piggyback Partnership Program

The CGA Educational Foundation offers company-funded Piggyback Partnership Scholarships. They are designed so that individual companies can offer scholarships to their employees or their employees’ dependent sons and daughters, but without any of the administrative work required to operate a scholarship program. By applying for their company’s Piggyback scholarships, applicants automatically become eligible for CGAEF Funded, Legacy and Donor scholarships as well.

WHY SHOULD MY COMPANY OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS?

A scholarship program promotes good public relations within your company. It shows that you are taking an active interest in your employees’s education. This encourages loyalty and improves morale. You can maximize the publicity in your company newsletter or other information vehicle.

How is this My Company’s scholarship?
  • You determine the name of the awards.
  • You determine the number of awards.
  • You determine the amount of the awards.
  • You determine the criteria for the selection of recipients.

When naming an award, some participants use their company’s name, others choose to memorialize a company founder, and others name the award after a person who has made a large contribution to the endowment. Both the recipients and the colleges are informed of the name of the scholarship and the source of these funds.

What will all this cost me?

The minimum amount for scholarships is $1,000. If you would like to contribute more than $1,000, consider increasing the amount of the award or creating multiple scholarships. Administrative fees begin at $140 per scholarship for the 2019/20 program. The funds you provide to support your scholarships can be deducted as a charitable contribution, as the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity, or they can be deducted as a business expense. The awards are paid to the college, not the student.

For further information on participating in this unique program, email Foundation Director Brianne Page, or call (916) 448-3545.

Piggyback Scholarships Available for 2019/20

The following companies and organizations will offer Piggyback scholarships to their associates for the 2019/20 academic year.  All Piggyback scholarships are awarded to CGA member company employees and their dependents who are also full-time undergraduate students, unless noted otherwise.

  • Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions – 15 Scholarships totaling $20,000
    Part-time students are eligible.
    Graduate students are eligble.
  • Big Saver Foods (Uka Solanki Memorial) – Ten $1,000 Scholarships
    Part-time students are eligible.
    Graduate students are eligible.
  • Bodega Latina/El Super – 25 $1,000 Scholarships
    Graduate students are eligible.
  • Bristol Farms – Eight Scholarships totaling $12,500
    Part-time students are eligible.
    Graduate students are eligible.
  • Cardenas Markets – 15 $1,000 Scholarships
    Limited to full-time employees, and their dependents.
    Part-time students are eligible.
    Graduate students are eligible.
  • Cardiff Seaside – Two $1,000 Scholarships
    Part-time students are eligible.
    Graduate students are eligible.
  • Food 4 Less/Rancho San Miguel Markets – Ten $1,000 Scholarships
    Limited to full-time employees, and their dependent children.
  • Gelson’s Markets – Ten Scholarships totaling $22,500
    Part-time students are eligible.
  • Jelly Belly Candy Co. – Five $1,000 Scholarships
    Employees in IL & WI are eligible.
    Part-time students are eligible.
  • North State Grocery – Six $1,500 Scholarships
    Employees in OR are eligible.
    Part-time students are eligible.
    Graduate students are eligible.
  • Nutricion Fundamental, Inc. – Two $1,000 Scholarships
    Employees in OK are eligible.
    Part-time students are eligible.
    Graduate students are eligible.
  • Raley’s (Joyce Raley Teel) – 15 Scholarships totaling $43,000
    Employees in NV are eligible.
    Part-time students are eligible.
  • Rio Ranch Market – TBD Scholarships
  • Safeway – Ten $1,000 Scholarships
    Employees in HI and NV are eligible.
  • Save Mart Supermarkets – TBD Scholarships
  • Smart & Final – 60 Scholarships totaling $150,000
    Applicants in ID, MT, OR, UT, and WA are eligible.
    Part-time students are eligible.
    Graduate students are eligible.
  • Stater Bros. Markets – Ten $2,000 Scholarships
    Part-time students are eligible.
  • Super A Foods – Six $2,000 Scholarships
    Part-time students are eligible.
    Graduate students are eligible.
  • Superior Grocers Foundation – Ten $1,500 Scholarships
    Limited to full-time employees and their dependents.
    Graduate students are eligible.
  • SUPERVALU West – TBD Scholarships
  • Vallarta Supermarkets (Gonzalez Family Foundation)
    40 $3,000 Scholarships
    Part-time students are eligible.
    Graduate students are eligible.
  • Vintage Grocers – Three $1,500 Scholarships
    Part-time students are eligible.
    Graduate students are eligible.
  • Whole Foods Market (So Pac) – Nine Scholarships totaling $25,500
    Applicants in AZ, HI & NV are eligible.
    Part-time students are eligible.
    Graduate students are eligible.
  • Young’s Payless IGA Markets (Harry & Lucille Young Family) –
    Five $1,000 Scholarships
    Young’s Ace Hardware and K.L.K. Meat Market employees are eligible.
    Part-time students are eligible.
    Graduate students are eligible.