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NSA TO AWARD MORE THAN $100,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS

NSA Golf 2015NATIONAL SUPERMARKET ASSOCIATION CELEBRATED ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT “NSA CLASSIC” BENEFITING ITS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

WEST ORANGE, NJ, JUNE 2, 2015

NSA Golf 2015With the support of prominent corporate sponsors, the NSA celebrated its annual golf tournament titled “NSA Classic” benefiting its scholarship foundation.  The event took place at the exclusive Montclair Golf Club where golfers gather to support education.

Every year, the Scholarship Foundation of the NSA selects deserving students from the areas where its member’s supermarkets are located and invests in the education of those communities.

In the next few weeks the NSA Scholarship Committee will review the applications to select the students who will receive the scholarships at a ceremony-taking place in July 16 at Fordham University, Bronx Campus.  The scholarships are $1,000 per student; those with a GPA of 3.5 and more will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

BBCN Bank was the presenting sponsor of the tournament, followed by major sponsors Associated Supermarket Group, Anheuser Busch, CareConnect, Coca-Cola, and Wise Snacks.  The tournament was also sponsored by Altria, Bimbo Bakeries, Café Bustelo, Delta Airlines, Derle Farms, Frito Lay, Goya Foods, Hispanic Indoor Media, Inca Kola, Key Food, Krasdale, MillerCoors, Pepperidge Farm, Pepsi, Porky Products and Snapple.

In the last decade, with the support of its corporate sponsors, the Scholarship Foundation of the NSA has granted close to two million dollars in educational scholarships.

Founded in 1993, the Scholarship Foundation of the NSA is a non-for-profit organization with a 5o1c3 status.  Its mission is to provide scholarships to deserving students from the neighborhoods served by its member’s supermarkets to increase the number of college graduates in those areas.

Founded in 1989, the NSA is celebrating its XXVI anniversary this year.  The association represents the interest of independent supermarket owners from New York and other cities in the east coast of the United States and Florida. The association provides its members representation in the private and public sectors and advocates issues that impact the entire supermarket industry.

Current membership represents close to 400 supermarkets, the stores are located in predominantly minority neighborhoods.

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NATIONAL SUPERMARKET ASSOCIATION (NSA)

SWEARING-IN OF NEWLY ELECTED NSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

January 13, 2015, Flushing, NY

The National Supermarket Association celebrate the swearing-in of newly elected Board of Directors.

During the event, New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat performed the swearing-in ceremony. The new board consists of Rodolfo Fuertes, elected as new President; Alex Guzman, Vice President; Juan Marte, General Secretary; Manuel Diaz, Treasurer; Jose Luis Almonte, Nelson Bautista, David Corona, Pedro Goico, Jenny Jorge, Ruben Luna Jr. and Frank Zapata as board members. This board will be in command for the next two years.

Founded in 1989 by Hispanics entrepreneurs, the NSA is a trade association that represent the interests of independent supermarket owners in New York and other urban cities throughout the East coast and Florida.

The association has grown dramatically in the last two decades, and currently provides its members hands on representation in both the private and public sectors, and advocates issues that impact the entire supermarket industry.


NATIONAL SUPERMARKET ASSOCIATION (NSA) AWARDS MORE THAN $120,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS













STUDENTS ARE SELECTED FROM NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE NSA MEMBER STORES ARE LOCATED

July 17, 2014, NEW YORK, NY——The Scholarship Foundation of the NSA, Inc. awarded more than $120,000 in scholarships to students from local neighborhoods in New York and other areas in the Northeast during an awards ceremony dinner this evening at Fordham University Bronx campus. Each student with a GPA of 3.5 and higher received a $2,000 scholarship; the remaining students each received a scholarship of $1,000.

Applications are distributed by NSA members, who are supermarket owners, within the communities served by their respective stores. The students receiving the scholarships, mostly minorities, are chosen by the NSA Scholarship Selection Committee based on academic achievement, educational potential and financial need.

“The NSA and its members have a strong moral commitment to re-invest thru education in the communities served by our member’s supermarkets.  The Scholarship Foundation is the heart of the NSA. I feel especially proud to be a part of this effort and assist these students in achieving their academic and professional goals,” said David Corona, president of the NSA.

With the support of its sponsors, the Scholarship Foundation of the NSA has granted close to Two Million Dollars in educational scholarships since it was incorporated in 1993. The presenting sponsor of this year’s scholarship awards ceremony is Frito Lay.  The recent NSA Golf Classic raised most of the funding for the scholarships distributed today; presenting sponsor for that event was Anheuser-Busch, followed by Associated, Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola and Wise Snacks.  Additional sponsors included ACE, Altria, Bimbo Bakeries, Café Bustelo, Cibao Meat, Delta Airlines, El Diario, Frito Lay, Goya Foods, Hispanic Indoor Media, Inca Kola, Key Food, Krasdale, MillerCoors, The Nielsen Company, Pepperidge Farm, Porky Products, Popular Community Bank and Snapple.

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