Submitted by Wegmans Burlington
With the grand opening of the Burlington Wegmans location approaching this fall, the corporation shared an announcement of scholarship grants awarded to graduating seniors Victoria Barry and Cydni Burton of Bedford High School. Both students, who exemplify Wegmans’ core values, received awards toward their future endeavors. Wegmans partnered with Bedford High School to select students who exemplify Wegmans’ values: Caring, Respect, High Standards, Empowerment, and Making a Difference.
These awards are a symbolic nod to the supermarket’s annual announcement of recipients for its Employee Scholarship Program, which was started in 1984, which helps employees along the path to higher education.
“This year we are celebrating more than 30,000 employee scholarship recipients over the last 30 years at Wegmans,” said Kevin Russell, store manager at Wegmans Burlington. “We’re happy to introduce ourselves as a new neighbor in the Burlington community by awarding these scholarships to local students as we prepare to open our store.”
The local recipients joined 1,766 Wegmans employees that were granted new scholarships this year, with an expected payout of $4.91 million to the program’s current and new recipients for the 2014/2015 academic year. Since the program was founded in 1984, more than 30,000 Wegmans employees have received a total of $95 million in tuition assistance.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 84-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 17 consecutive years. In 2014, Wegmans ranked #12 on the list.
The Burlington Wegmans will open in fall 2014 on Third Avenue. The new store, which will have 600 full-time and part-time employees, is currently hiring. Applicants may apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers or call 1-877-WEGMANS (934-6267) for more information.