The NGA Foundation seeks to position the industry as an employer of choice for college students and is committed to supporting students planning careers with independent grocers. Since 1990 NGA and its affiliates have awarded over $1 million in scholarships providing the critical resources needed to invest in our future leaders. Applicants must be full-time enrolled rising sophomores through post graduate studies who intend to pursue a career in the independent grocery industry, with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
As the 501(c)3 nonprofit arm of the National Grocers Association, the NGA Foundation supports the future of the independent community grocer through initiatives to develop more effective recruiting programs, enhance retention efforts, and bolster professional and leadership development opportunities for employees. The Five Programmatic Pillars are: Leadership Development, Industry Promotion, Diversity & Inclusion, Student Programs, and Scholarships.