The Asparagus Club awards a maximum of ten scholarships per year. Each scholarship is $2,000 per semester not to exceed four consecutive semesters. Recipients must retain full-time student status and earn at least a 2.5 GPA to earn a scholarship each semester/quarter. Scholarships are available to rising college freshman through postgraduate studies (must be enrolled at the time of disbursement to be considered)
Eligible applicants must be rising juniors, seniors, or graduate students who are earning a degree in a Business, Food Management, Accounting, Human Resources, IT or other focuses leading to a career in the grocery industry. Experience in the grocery industry is preferred but not required. The NGA Foundation seeks to position the independent grocery industry as an employer of choice for college students and is committed to supporting students planning careers with this industry. Since 1990 NGA and its affiliates have awarded over $1 million in scholarships providing the critical resources needed to invest in our future leaders.