JERSEY CITY, N.J., May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Goya Foods, America's largest Hispanic-owned food company, announces the nine recipients of Goya's nationwide Culinary Arts and Food Sciences Scholarship awarded to students entering their freshman year of college to obtain their first undergraduate degree in culinary arts and/or food sciences in addition to Goya's annual Employee Scholarship, awarded to the sons and daughters of company employees.
The recipients of the Goya Culinary Arts and Food Sciences Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year are Marianna F. Apergis (Connecticut) of Purdue University; Eileen Foerster (New Jersey) of Cornell University; Abigail R. Garcia (Texas) of University of Texas; Kendall W. Green (Miami) of Purdue University; and Delila Torres (New Jersey) of Johnson & Wales. The recipients of the Goya Employee Scholarship are Tiffany A. Cascante (New Jersey) of Montclair State University; Anabelle D. Lopez (Delaware) of American University; Elizabeth C. Rubio Atencio (Texas) of University of Houston; and Rodolfo Ruiz (Texas) of Texas A&M University.
The Goya Culinary Arts and Food Sciences Scholarship and Goya Employee Scholarship were established to honor Goya's commitment to higher education. "Goya has a long-standing history of supporting the community and implementing educational programs to help strengthen the development and growth of our youth and educational systems," says Bob Unanue, President of Goya Foods. "The Goya Scholarship Funds act not only as a symbol of our appreciation to our employees and to our community but helps promote the importance of higher education."
Administered by Scholarship America®, Goya's Scholarship Funds are available annually on a competitive basis to students entering a two-year or four-year institution. Those applying for the Culinary Arts and Food Sciences Scholarship must be enrolled as a freshman as a Culinary Arts and/or Food Sciences major. Scholarships are in the amount of $5,000, awarded per academic year and are renewable for up to three additional years, totally $20,000, provided the student remains eligible to receive funding.
For more information about the upcoming 2017-2018 scholarships, please log onto www.goya.com Acceptance of applications will begin on November 16, 2017.
About GOYA: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America's largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages, and distributes over 2,500 high-quality food products from Spain, the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; the combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation makes Goya products ideal for every taste and every table. For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com
About Scholarship America: Scholarship America mobilizes support for students getting into and graduating from college. Since 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $3.1 billion in scholarship assistance to 2 million students, funding both entry-level and multi-year scholarships and emergency financial grants. More information is available at scholarshipamerica.org.
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