Monterey Mushroom Grants $215,000 in Scholarships
- by Jessica Donnel
WATSONVILLE, CA - Further investing into future generations and the growth of its own community, Monterey Mushrooms will award $215,000 in scholarships to 127 children of its employees. Dependent children of full-time employees are eligible for the award, bestowed through the Carl Victor Fields Scholarship Program, to receive $5,000 a year for up to four years.
“We don’t just grow mushrooms; we grow people,” said Shah Kazemi, President and CEO of Monterey Mushrooms. Kazemi said he is committed to giving the next generation of decision makers the tools needed to be successful in the workplace and in society in general.
These scholarships may be awarded to students pursuing degrees at accredited colleges, universities, and vocational and technical schools. To apply, students are asked to share their educational background, academic goals, aspirations, activities, work experience, and personal achievements.
The Monterey Mushroom scholarship program began in 1992. It was renamed the Carl Victor Fields Scholarship Program in 2004 in order to honor the company’s past Vice President of Marketing, a man passionate about the importance of young people achieving their potential. Since its beginning, the company has awarded 1784 grants—a total of more than $2.6 million.
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