Superfresh Growers® Honors Scholarship Recipients
- by Anne Allen
YAKIMA, WA - In partnership with the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF), Superfresh Growers® awarded five scholarship recipients more than $25,000 of educational aid. The Superfresh Growers Kershaw Companies Scholarships awards $5,000 per year, renewable for up to four years of undergraduate studies.
“All of our scholarship recipients do amazing things every day and we are so proud of them. I am filled with hope for our future by hearing their stories and getting to know them,” shared Kristin Kershaw, Superfresh Grower’s Director of Corporate Affairs.
This year, the grower awarded Nick Jacoby, the son of Katie and Jon Jacoby of DSG® Logistics, as its 2020 recipient. He will be a freshman at Grand Canyon University and graduated from LaSalle High School with a 3.7 GPA. Jacoby would like to major in agriculture and live in the Yakima Valley.
According to a press release, in addition to Nick, three other students are actively receiving scholarships: Joselin Marin, Adilene Badillo Hernandez, and Imelda Andrade Anguiano.
In addition, Carli Short achieved renewal of the Brian Kershaw Memorial Scholarship this year.
Joselin Marin will receive her second year of the Kershaw Companies scholarship. She attends the University of Washington (UW), earning a 3.97 GPA in her first term. She is the daughter of Superfresh Growers employee Araceli Badillo Islas.
Adilene Badillo Hernandez has been working for Superfresh Growers as an Export Sales Assistant for the last three years, all while attending college. She is a first-generation college attendee, and plans to be a first-generation college graduate! She attended Yakima Valley College for the first two years, and will continue at Central Washington University. Her work with the export team at Superfresh Growers has inspired her to pursue a degree in International Business.
Imelda Andrade Anguiano is finishing her last year at the University of Washington (UW). She is majoring in sociology with a minor in Spanish. She will continue her education by pursuing a master’s degree in social work. She is the daughter of Superfresh employee Marisol Anguiano Diaz.
Carli Short achieved renewal of the Brian Kershaw Memorial Scholarship. She attends George Fox University seeking a marketing degree with a minor in psychology. She earned a 3.94 GPA in her first term. She is the daughter of Lakeishia and Jay Short of Superfresh Growers.
“This has been a year like none other. The ray of hope and promise for the future these scholarships create means much more than financial support. You are communicating your belief in the potential of these young men and women and your expectation of good things to come,” stated Jennifer Witherbee, Executive Director of WAEF.
Congratulations to the next generation of produce!