Monterey Mushrooms Awards $235,000 in Scholarships
- by Jessica Donnel
WATSONVILLE, CA - To me, this time of year (back-to-school time) is one of wonder and possibility. Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so, for Monterey Mushrooms has given out $235,000 in scholarship awards to 127 children of its employees for the 2018-2019 academic year. The company noted that dependent children of full-time employees are eligible to apply for a scholarship worth up to $3,000 and for up to four years.
In a company press release, Shah Kazemi, President and CEO, stated that he is committed to giving the next generation of decision makers the tools needed to be successful in society and the workplace.
“We don’t just grow mushrooms; we grow people,” Kazemi said. “Education is the key to opening opportunities.”
The company's scholarship program began in 1992 and honors Carl Victor Fields, the company’s past Vice President of Marketing. Since inception, 2,118 grants have been awarded for a total of more than $2.8 million.
Scholarships are awarded to those who pursue higher education degrees at accredited colleges, universities, and vocation/technical schools. To apply, the student shares their educational background, academic goals and aspirations, school activities, work experience, and personal achievements.
Congratulations to the students on their awards and to pursuing their scholastic dreams!