NPFDA Foundation Scholarships
The funds for the scholarships come from private cash donations and donations to the NPFDA Foundation's annual silent auction. The silent auction is held each January during the NPFDA Annual Convention in Atlanta at the Awards Reception.
The NPFDA Foundation Board of Trustees met February 28, 2022, to discuss the awards amounts for 2022. It is an immense pleasure to share that the awards have increased to $5000 per student and the number of students eligible to receive an award has increased to six; for a total of $30,000. As one commitee member noted: "When the silent auction does well, the NPFDA Scholarship Foundation can do more." Support the NPFDA Scholarship Foundation by clicking here.
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2023 NPFDA Foundation Board of Trustees
The National Protein and Food Distributors Association Scholarship Foundation has given almost $280,000.00 to rising leaders in the 40+years it has been operating. Every year since 1979, the NPFDA Foundation has awarded a select group of deserving students with a scholarship to help them complete their college education.
The 2022 award has increased to $5000 per student and the number of students to be awarded has increased to 6 ($30,000 total in awards).
How to Apply
The National Protein & Food Distributors Association's Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce that 2022 applications are now being accepted. After a highly successful silent auction and fund-raising campaign, the Foundation Board of Trustees recently increased the total scholarships offered from $20,000 to $30,000. As an employee of a NPFDA member company, one of your greatest benefits is to exclusively apply for funds towards college tuition for you or your student. All applications and scholarships will be considered ONLY if the applicant is an employee of a NPFDA member company or the child of an employee of a NPFDA Member Company.
Each selected student will receive a $5,000 scholarship.
To qualify, each applicant must:
- Be an employee of a NPFDA Member Company or the child of an employee of a NPFDA Member Company.
- Be enrolled FULL TIME at a US based College or University OR be a high school senior. Graduate students are eligible to apply.
- Be pursuing a college degree.
- Provide your most recent transcript. We will accept electronic versions. Please have them emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Complete the online application, check back March 2023.
- Provide a 500-word essay describing applicant's goals and aspirations. Submission of essay can be typed in form or attached to the online form.
- Provide a letter of recommendation from a Department Head, Advisor or Dean.
All applications and documentations must be received by 5:00 p.m. April 30 before award year. If your transcripts arrive separately, they will be matched and attached to your online submission appropriately.
If you have questions, please email Cece@npfda.org or mail to:
NPFDA Scholarship Foundation
2014 Osborne Rd
Saint Marys, GA 31558
The foundation would not exist if not for the financial support of our industry. The generous donations of the Manson Family Memorial and other members' contributions have made the scholarship possible. Donations are accepted year-round at this website or can be mailed to NPFDA Scholarship Foundation, 2014 Osborne Rd, Saint Marys, GA 31558.
Members and other industry personnel are encouraged to consider aiding in this worthy project. Donations may be sent to the NPFDA office. NPFDA will increase the awards as funds allow. You may make your donation in memory of an individual - NPFDA will inform the membership and the family of the donation. The foundation and its activities are approved by the IRS and donations are tax deductible.