Piggyback Scholarships

The CGA Educational Foundation offers company-funded Piggyback 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, Endowed, 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 $150 per scholarship for the 2021/22 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 Scholarship Program Manager Brianne Page, or call (916) 448-3545.

Piggyback Scholarships Available for 2021/22

The following companies and organizations will offer Piggyback scholarships to their associates for the 2021/22 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

Fifteen (15) Scholarships totaling $20,000

Part-time students are eligible.
Graduate students are eligble.

Big Saver Foods (Uka Solanki Memorial)

Ten (10) $1,000 Scholarships

Part-time students are eligible.
Graduate students are eligible.

Bodega Latina Corp./El Super

Twenty-five (25) $1,000 Scholarships

Applicants in AZ, NM, NV, & TX are eligible.
Graduate students are eligible.
Limited to full-time employees and their dependents.

Bristol Farms

Nine (9) Scholarships totaling $15,000

Part-time students are eligible.
Graduate students are eligible.

Cardenas Markets

Twenty (20) $1,000 Scholarships

Los Altos Ranch Markets applicants are eligible.
Applicants in AZ & NV are eligible.
Limited to full-time employees, and their dependents.
Part-time students are eligible.
Graduate students are eligible.

Cardiff Seaside Market

Two (2) $1,000 Scholarships

Part-time students are eligible.
Graduate students are eligible.

Food 4 Less/Rancho San Miguel Markets

Ten (10) $1,000 Scholarships

Limited to employees, and dependents of full-time employees.

Gelson’s Markets

Ten (10) Scholarships totaling $22,500

Part-time students are eligible.
Graduate students are eligible.

Jelly Belly Candy Co.

Five (5) $1,000 Scholarships

Employees in IL & WI are eligible.
Part-time students are eligible.

North State Grocery

Six (6) $1,500 Scholarships

Employees in OR are eligible.
Part-time students are eligible.
Graduate students are eligible.

Nutricion Fundamental, Inc.

 Three (3) $1,000 Scholarships

Part-time students are eligible.
Graduate students are eligible.
Limited to employees, and dependents of full-time employees.

Raley’s (Joyce Raley Teel)

Thirteen (13) Scholarships totaling $44,250

Applicants in NV are eligible.
Part-time students are eligible.
Graduate students are eligible.

Safeway Northern California Division

Ten (10) $1,000 Scholarships

Applicants in HI and NV are eligible.
Graduate students are eligible.

Save Mart Companies

Ten (10) $1,000 Scholarships

Applicants in NV are eligible.
Part-time students are eligible.
Graduate students are eligible.

Smart & Final

Sixty (60) Scholarships totaling $150,000

Applicants in AZ & NV are eligible.
Part-time students are eligible.
Graduate students are eligible.

Stater Bros. Markets

Ten (10) $2,000 Scholarships

Part-time students are eligible.

Super A Foods

Six (6) $2,000 Scholarships

Part-time students are eligible.
Graduate students are eligible.

Superior Grocers Foundation

Fifteen (15) $1,500 Scholarships

Limited to full-time employees and their dependents.
Graduate students are eligible.

Vallarta Supermarkets (Gonzalez Family Foundation)

Sixty-five (65) $3,000 Scholarships

Part-time students are eligible.
Graduate students are eligible.
Limited to employees, and dependents of full-time employees.

Vintage Grocers

One (1) $1,000 Scholarship

Part-time students are eligible.
Graduate students are eligible.

Whole Foods Market (So Pac)

Fifteen (15) Scholarships totaling $23,500

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)

Three (3) $1,000 Scholarships

Young’s Ace Hardware and KLK Meat Market employees are eligible.
Part-time students are eligible.
Graduate students are eligible.