Grimmway Farms Invests in the Community By Awarding 55 College Scholarships
- by Anne Allen
BAKERSFIELD, CA - June is the month of graduations and graduation parties, as high school students prepare for their next chapter in life. 55 recent high school graduates had even more of a reason to celebrate, as Grimmway Farms announced it awarded these students with college scholarships as part of its annual Rod and Bob Grimm Memorial Scholarship Program. The program is a company-wide initiative designed to reward superior academic performance; all applicants must have a parent or guardian employed by Grimmway Farms.
“Grimmway has a long history of giving back to our communities and one focus that is very special to us is education,” said Jeff Huckaby, President, in a company press release. “Many of these students will be first-generation college graduates and we’re proud to help them achieve their dreams. By investing in them, we are investing in the future success of our company, our industry and the communities we serve.”
The Rod and Bob Grimm Scholarship Program was named for the company’s founders and has awarded more than 600 scholarships, totaling more than $1.65 million to high school seniors since it was created in 1997. The scholarships, which are renewable for four years, are based on academic achievement and provide financial support for students attending two- and four-year colleges and universities. This year’s recipients will attend a variety of top-ranked schools, including UC Davis, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Roanoke College, and the United States Naval Academy.
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