2022 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 CGA Educational Foundation College Scholarship recipients. This year, 354 scholarships totaling $780,000 were awarded to deserving students attending college this fall.

In honor of the CGAEF’s past and future Hall of Achievement Inductees, the CGA Educational Foundation established the Legends of the Industry Scholarship as part of the Scholarship Endowment. This scholarship is an annual $10,000 scholarship awarded to one applicant who is pursuing a career in the grocery and/or grocery-related manufacturing industries.

Jennifer Pelayo

Legends of the Industry Scholarship Recipient
Employed by Smart & Final In Commerce, CA
University of Southern California; Human Resources

Read Jennifer’s story in California Grocer magazine

2022-23 Scholarship Recipients

Beginning with a single $2,000 scholarship, the Foundation has grown exponentially over the last 30 years to bestow nearly 5,900 worthy college students with awards totaling in excess of $8.9 million—ensuring that California’s grocery employees and their dependents have the resources necessary to start or complete their higher education. To view this year’s scholarship recipients, click here.