COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- William (Bill) Williams, president of Glory Foods, Inc. has established a scholarship fund at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State College (NC A&T) that targets students desiring to pursue degrees of study in Food & Nutritional Sciences. The "Glory Foods Scholarship" will be available this fall to qualified students in increments of $1,000 per student, which can be renewed based upon academic performance. Williams made the official announcement at NC A&T's annual Hall of Fame awards dinner held in Greensboro, North Carolina in a keynote address encouraging students to consider careers in food and agriculture and offered his support to help them accomplish this goal. The Glory Foods Scholarship will provide much needed financial support to these students. "I believe strongly in encouraging minority students to consider careers in food and agriculture because the cultural workforce is changing dramatically, and those corporations involved in the industry will need a more diverse group of professionals to help them define the challenges of the 21st century in terms of product services and delivery," explained Williams. Williams' continued effort to enhance minority opportunities in Food and Agriculture is also evident in his association with Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Glory awards $2,000 annually in scholarships to students enrolled in Ohio State's "Minorities In Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences" program (MANRRS), a nationally recognized program listed as number one in the nation, for providing effective leadership development opportunities for minority students. Williams co-chairs a development committee there seeking to raise $7 million in scholarship support over the next five years to retain and train minority students in agricultural science. Glory Foods distributes a full-line of pre-seasoned, heat-and-eat canned Southern vegetables and condiments, including such favorites as: Collard Greens, Pinto Beans, Blackeyed Peas, Butter Beans, Okra, Sweet Potatoes and Hot Sauce seasoned with aged Cayenne Peppers. Glory's products are available in over 4,000 supermarkets in 28 states. Students interested in applying for the Glory Foods Scholarship can contact Dr. Rosa Purcell at 910-334-7850.
SOURCE Glory Foods, Inc.