Trussville native earns Alabama Grocers scholarship
From staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The Alabama Grocers Education Foundation has awarded $59,250 in scholarships to employees or children of employees from Alabama Grocers Association member companies for the 2014-2015 academic year, and one recipient is from Trussville.
Anna McKay was one of the recipients.
A total of 73 scholarships were awarded.
“We are honored to be supporting the continuing education efforts of Alabama’s youth,” said Ellie Smotherman Taylor, president of the Alabama Grocers Education Foundation. “We can think of no better investment.”
The Alabama Grocers Education Foundation recognizes and aids students who are related to Alabama’s food industry by virtue of their parent’s employment or their own part-time employment by firms that are members of the Alabama Grocers Association. This year the foundation received more than 150 applications.
“We are thankful to our members and other supporters of the Alabama Grocers Association,” said Jay Mitchell, the chairman of AGEF’s Board of Trustees. “Over the years, their donations have made these scholarships possible, impacting in the lives of hundreds of young people.”
Scholarships are awarded by an impartial committee of educators and are based on community involvement and academic achievements. Funds are raised from three annual golf events, a silent auction and the generosity of supporters, members and friends of the Alabama Grocers Association.