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.