Scholarships Still Up for Grabs: Apply for a Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship Students, apply now for $5,000 scholarships and matching $5,000 grants to hunger charity of choice

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The application period for Sodexo Foundation's national Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship program is still open; the company is actively seeking student applications for $5,000 scholarships until the December 5, 2012 deadline.

Up to five students (kindergarten to graduate level) will be selected as national winners, with each receiving a $5,000 scholarship and a matching $5,000 grant for their anti-hunger charity of choice. In addition, scholarship recipients and two family members will be flown to Washington, D.C. in June - complete with accommodations and per diem - where they will be formally recognized. Sodexo Foundation will also recognize 20 regional honorees with a $1,000 donation for their preferred hunger charity.

"The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship is an amazing opportunity that allows you to help others recognize how vital it is for all of us to fight hunger in the United States," says Rebecca Fawn, founder of Community Cooking Connections, current college student and 2012 scholarship recipient. "No child should go hungry – there is no reason for it."

The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship program recognizes students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative solutions to eliminate hunger in America.

"A hunger-free childhood in America is something many just assume is a given," said Robert A. Stern, chair, Sodexo Foundation. "Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship recipients know better. These young people are actively working to raise awareness, funds, food and whatever it takes to see that more than 16 million food-insecure kids in the U.S. have access to nutritious meals."

The deadline for 2013 applications is December 5, 2012. The 2013 Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship recipients will be announced on June 6, 2013 at the annual Sodexo Foundation Dinner in Washington, D.C. For a complete description of the program and to apply, please visit www.SodexoFoundation.org.

Read more about past Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholars from their perspective:

2012 Scholar, Peyton Medick on an amazing year for Peyton's Promise:

2012 Scholar, Rebecca Fawns on connecting with her cause:  http://blogs.sodexousa.com/hunger/2012/11/05/making-connections/

Sodexo Foundation works to ensure that every child in the United States, especially those most at risk, grows up with dependable access to enough nutritious food to fuel a healthy, productive life. To make a contribution to the fight against hunger or for more information, please visit www.SodexoFoundation.org.

About Sodexo's Fight Against Hunger 

Sodexo Inc. and Sodexo Foundation work to help end hunger in the United States. Sodexo Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission to end childhood hunger. The foundation works to ensure that every child in the United States, especially those most at-risk, grows up with dependable access to enough nutritious food to enable them to lead a healthy, productive life. Sodexo Foundation cultivates and maintains strategic partnerships with regional and national hunger relief entities and youth mobilization organizations-all part of Sodexo's STOP Hunger Initiative, its global program to end hunger and malnutrition in the communities where it operates. Sodexo is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md. and funds all administrative costs for Sodexo Foundation, which since 1999 has made more than $17 million in grants to end childhood hunger. Visit www.SodexoFoundation.org for more information.

Sodexo's STOP Hunger Programs and Impact to Date (as of June 2012)

Sodexo Foundation

Distributed more than $17 million in grants

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship

Gave $353,000 in scholarships & matching grants

Heroes of Everyday Life

Awarded $478,000 to employees' hunger charities

Feeding Our Future®

Funded more than 2.9 million summer meals

Sodexo Servathon

Mobilized 125,000 employees to fight hunger

Backpack Food Program

Funded 70 programs; providing 2 million meals


SOURCE Sodexo Foundation


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