Grimmway Farms Awards Scholarships to Children of Employees; Jeff Huckaby and Dana Brennan Comment
BAKERSFIELD, CA - Supporting the future endeavors of community members is what Grimmway Farms is all about. The grower recently announced the recipients of the 2023 Grimmway Farms Scholarship Program during a ceremony held at its annual company picnic. The program recognizes the exceptional academic performance of students who have either a parent or a guardian employed at Grimmway.
“Supporting our family of employees is core to who we are as a company, and we are proud to continue that legacy through this scholarship program. Investing in education is one of my favorite things that we do here at Grimmway, and I am grateful to our employees for helping to make it possible,” remarked Jeff Huckaby, President and Chief Executive Officer, who presented the awards during a reception. “I wish the recipients of this year’s scholarships much success in their college careers.”
According to a press release, the Grimmway Farms Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors who have a parent or guardian working at the company who are planning to attend either a two-year or four-year college or university. The scholarships are awarded based on academic performance and are renewable for four years.
Over half of the 33 recipients are the first in their families to attend college. Many of these students plan to stay central to California, looking at colleges such as California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; California State University, Fresno; and University of California Santa Barbara, to name a few.
“These awardees have achieved so much throughout their high school careers, and it is an honor to support them as they continue their education. Throughout the application process, these students demonstrated their diverse interests and were a joy getting to work with. We are excited to see all they accomplish throughout their college years,” added Dana Brennan, Vice President of External Affairs and Corporate Responsibility.
Cheers to Grimmway Farms for continuing to support educational endeavors!