32 Wegman’s Short Pump employees receive college tuition scholarships

Wegmans Food Market announced May 17 that it is awarding 2,109 employees with its Employee Scholarship Program for the 2017-2018 academic year. Wegmans is looking at paying approximately $5.1 million to assist the scholarship recipients with tuition. The local Short Pump Wegmans store selected 32 employees out of the 2,109 total scholarship recipients.

Since the employee scholarship program started in 1984, more than 35,000 Wegmans employees have received scholarships, totaling in $110 million overall.

Part-time employees who receive scholarships are able to receive up to $1,500 per year for four full years. While full-time employees are able to receive up to $2,200 per year for four full years. The scholarship program doesn't place limits on the amount of scholarships awarded for each year and there are no restrictions on a student's choice of study.

To receive the employee scholarship, Wegmans employees must meet certain work performance criteria. Eligibility for the scholarship also depends on a minimum number of hours worked over a specified time. The employee scholarship applications are assessed by a team from Wegmans.

The 32 Short Pump Wegmans store employees who received scholarships are: Cecile Allen; Brighton Beauchamp; Paul Behrends; Nathan Bussells; Imani Carpenter; Carolyn Diep; Jamie Guerra; Morgan Hall; Miles Hart; Jacob Holley; Sierra Iwaniw; Asia Keith; Gregory Kiwak; Annie Lorenzo; Elizabeth Mahmoud; Frank Mayosky; Carolina Montoya; Jonathan Morrison; Thuy-Anh Navarro; Jessica Overby; LaQuinta Pace; Jessica Pasillas; John Peaden; Joshua Rubino; Shivali Sharma; Kulwinder Singh; Christopher Taylor; Tina Tran; Kylie Vehouc; Jordan Wilson; Tiffany Wolverton; Bryce Wyatt.

Wegmans sees the importance of its employees continuing to learn and grow, said Colleen Wegman, president and CEO of Wegmans.

“Our employee scholarship program is just one way we're providing growth opportunities for our people,” Wegman said. “By helping them pursue higher education and career goals, that benefits both the individual and greater community.”

Wegmans invites customers to celebrate all of this year's scholarship recipients, as well as all 2017 graduates, with a slice of celebration cake at all Wegmans stores on Sat., May 20, at 11 a.m.
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