2019-2020 Scholarships

Endowed Awards

Charles Edwards Chairman’s Award   

One (1) $500 scholarship awarded to an advanced student majoring in business administration.  Award provided through an endowment by Quaker Instant Oatmeal.

Compton Family Scholarship Fund   

Two (2) $900 scholarships awarded to student employees or children of employees of a TGCSA member company.

Danny Potter Memorial / NAMR Award  

Two (2) $900 scholarships awarded to student employees or children of employees of a TGCSA member company.

The Ed Shull Diversity Scholarship

One (1) $500 scholarship awarded to an ethnic minority student employee or child of an ethnic minority employee of a TGCSA member company.  In the absence of a qualified candidate, the scholarship will be carried to the following year.  Award provided through an endowment by The Quaker Oats Company.

Eddie McMillan Community Service Award

One (1) $800 scholarship awarded to a student employee or child of an employee of a TGCSA member company in the East Tennessee grand division.  The principle criterion for selection will be the student’s service to their community.

Food City Truck Drivers Scholarship

One (1) $650 scholarship awarded to a student associate, child or grandchild of an associate of the Food City Truck Driver Team.

Golden Flake Snack Foods    

One (1) $1,000 scholarship  awarded to a student employee or child of an employees of Tennessee-based UTZ Quality Snacks operations.  In the absence of a qualified candidate, the scholarship will be awarded to student employees or children of employees of a TGCSA retail member.

One (1) $1,000 scholarship awarded to a student employee or child of an employee of a TGCSA retail member.

H. Dean Dickey Founders Award   

One (1) $600 scholarship awarded to a child of an employee of a TGCSA member company to be used in the student’s junior or senior year in their pursuit of a degree in business administration or marketing.

Hayes Noel Springer Memorial Award   

One (1) $1,500 scholarship awarded to a student employee or children of an employee of a TGCSA member company.

Hubert & Elizabeth Baldock Memorial Scholarship Fund   

One (1) $500 scholarship awarded to a student employee or child of an employee of a wholesale or retail TGCSA member company.

Ilo Tietgens Memorial Awards      

Two (2) $800 scholarships awarded to a student employees or children of employees of a TGCSA member company.

Jack & Jewell “Judy” Smith Memorial Scholarships

Four (4) $1,400 scholarships awarded to Food City student associates or children of Food City associates.  Awards provided through an endowment, funded in part by memorial contributions made to Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation.

Jimmy Ragland Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to C.B. Ragland employees or children of C.B. Ragland employees or directors not to exceed $5,000 for the 2018-2019 academic year.

La’Shanna Trout Memorial Scholarship

One (1) $800 “Best All-Round Student” scholarship awarded to a Food City student associate or child of a Food City associate.  Award provided through an endowment, funded in part by memorial contributions made to Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation.

MAPCO Scholarships

Five (5) $1,000 scholarships awarded to student employees or children of employees of MAPCO Stores.

P.A. Turner Memorial Awards

Four (4) $1,000 scholarships awarded to student employees or children of employees of Turner Dairies or employees of their wholesale customers.

The Russell & Ruby Breechen Scholarship Fund   

One (1) $1,500 scholarship awarded to a student employee or children of an employee of a wholesale or retail TGCSA member company.

Sharon Smith Hembree Memorial Scholarship Award

One (1) $1,400 scholarship awarded to a Food City student associate or child of a Food City associate. Award provided through an endowment funded in part by memorial contributions made to Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation.

Smith & Woods Management Scholarships   

One (1) $1,300 scholarships awarded to a student employee or child an of employee of a TGCSA member company.

TGEF Memorial Scholarship Awards   

Two (2) $800 scholarships awarded to students whose parents were employed by a TGCSA member company, and are now retired or deceased.

In the absence of qualified candidates, the scholarships will be awarded to “Best All-Round Student” employees or children of employees of any TGCSA member company.  Awards provided through an endowment, funded in part by memorial contributions made to Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation.

Walter Johnson Memorial / TWGA Award

One (1) $900 scholarship awarded to a child of an employee of a TGCSA member wholesale organization.

Zuma Richardson Memorial Award

One (1) $700 scholarship awarded to a student employee or child of an employee of American Consumer’s Shop Rite stores.

Graduate Level Award

Wesley Ball Fellowship Awards   

One (1) $1,200 award: For tuition and fees for part-time or full-time students in graduate study, available to a student employee, child or spouse of an employee of a TGCSA member company.  Applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree and be working towards a master’s degree or doctorate.

Scholarship Funds

Cliff Marshall Sr. Memorial Scholarships

Designed to recognize “Best All-Round Student.”

One (1) $1,300 scholarship awarded to student employees or children of Marshall Family Enterprise employees.

One (1) $1,300 scholarship awarded to a student employee or child of an employee of Alliance Retail Group retail member.

One (1) $1,300 scholarship awarded to a student employee or child of an employee of a TGCSA member company at large.  

Jane Marshall Memorial Scholarship

Designed to recognize “Best All-Round Student.”

One (1) $1,300 scholarship awarded to student employees or children of Marshall Family Enterprise employees.

L.D. & Marilyn Maddox Award    

Three (3) $1,500 scholarships awarded to a student employees or children of employees of a TGCSA member company.

Norman & LaNelle Wade Memorial Scholarships

Three (3) $850 scholarships awarded to student employees or children of employees of Wade’s Food Center.

Purity Dairies Scholarship Fund

Ten (10) $1,000 scholarships awarded to student employees or children of Purity Dairy employees.

TGCSA Scholarships

Quaker Oats Awards   

Three (3) $1,800 scholarships: one (1) for each Tennessee grand division

  • One (1) Eastern Tennessee Division
  • One (1) Middle Tennessee Division
  • One (1) Western Tennessee Division

TGCSA Awards   

Twenty-One (21) $1,200 scholarships

Seven (7) for each Tennessee grand division.

Sponsored by Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association.

Four (4) $500 scholarships

Awarded to student employees or children of employees of a TGCSA member company.

Best Bagger Awards

One (1) $1,000 scholarship ($750 from TGCSA and $250 cash from NGA) awarded to first place winner of the Annual Best Bagger Competition.

One (1) $600 scholarship awarded to the runner-up of the Annual Best Bagger Competition.

Piggyback Scholarships

Alliance Retail Group Award   

One (1) $1,250 scholarship awarded to a student employee or child of an employee of a TGCSA member company.

Alliance Retail Group/Ed Royal Memorial Award   

One (1) $1,250 scholarship awarded to a student employee or child of an employee of a TGCSA member company.

Associated Wholesale Grocers-Nashville Awards

Three (3) $1,000 scholarships awarded to employees or children of employees of Associated Wholesale Grocers Nashville Division.

Three (3) $1,000 scholarships awarded to employees or children of employees of Associated Wholesale Grocers Nashville Division member’s stores.

Bill Ragland Memorial Scholarship Fund

One (1) $1,000 scholarship awarded to a student employee or child of an employee of Ragland Bros. Retail Cos. Inc.

Country Delite Farms

Two (2) $1,000 scholarships awarded to student employees or children of employees of Country Delite Farms. In the absence of qualified candidates, the scholarships will be awarded to student employees or children of an employee of a TGCSA retail member company.

Dyer Foods, Inc. / Food Rite Awards

Three (3) $1,000 scholarships awarded to student employees or children of employees of Dyer Foods who have been employed for at least six months as of January 1, 2016.

Food City Awards

Four (4) $1,500 scholarships awarded to student associates or children of associates of Food City operations in Tennessee or Virginia.

The H.G. Hill Jr. Memorial Scholarship Awards

Two (2) $1,200 scholarships awarded to student employees or children of employees of Alliance Retail Group Nashville area member's stores.

Kroger Nashville Division Award

Five (5) $500 scholarships awarded to student employees or children of employees of Tennessee stores in districts 1-2-3-9 in the Nashville Division or District 1-2-3-9 coordinators living in Tennessee.

Mayfield Dairy Farms Scholarship Fund

Two (2) $1,000 scholarships awarded to student employees or children of employees of Mayfield Dairy Farms.

S & C Foods, Inc.

One (1) $1,500 scholarship awarded to a student employee or child of an employee of S & C Foods Inc.

Stepherson’s Superlo Foods Awards

Three (3) $1,000 scholarships awarded to student employees or children of employees of Stepherson’s Superlo Foods.

Tate Family Foods/Tate Kwik Stop Scholarship

One (1) $500 scholarship awarded to a student employee or child of an employee of Tate Family Foods or Tate Kwik Stop. In the absence of a qualified candidate, the scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Crockett County High School or Greenfield High School.

United Grocery Outlet

One (1) $1,500 scholarship awarded to a student employee or child of an employee of United Grocery Outlet in Tennessee.

One (1) $1,500 scholarship awarded to a student employee or child of an employee of United Grocery Outlet in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky or North Carolina.

Best All-Round Student Scholarship Criteria

These scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated a wide range of skills in academics, campus activities, community activities, athletics and are respected by both students and teachers.

Special consideration will be given to those who have demonstrated leadership in campus and community activities and to those who are dedicated and motivated to perform at the best of their individual skills.

Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Participation in campus activities
  • Participation in community activities
  • Participation in clubs on campus
  • Student comments on their high school experience
  • Honors and awards received
  • Athletic participation
  • Leadership activities
  • Evidence of academic achievement at applicant’s skill level

State Wide Scholarship Funds

Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation (TGEF) was founded in 1985 for the purpose of providing scholarships and promoting education throughout the food industry in Tennessee.

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