About the Scholarship

Asparagus Club Scholarship is accredited by the National Grocers Association(NGA) Foundation. The NGA Foundation is proud to offer student programs designed to help today's students become tomorrow's leaders. Asparagus Club Scholarship was created to enhance the future of the grocery industry by investing in education.


What are the basic requirements needed to apply for this scholarship?

  • The students applying for this scholarship must have been completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to receive this award.

  • Applicants must submit their current official transcripts and a personal statement about their own.

  • A resume must be submitted by the students applying for this grant along with two letters of recommendation.

  • Students must demonstrate financial need for applying for this grant.


Asparagus Club Scholarship award amounts to

  • This scholarship provides $2000 each year which is renewable for up to 4 additional years.

  • A total of four awards are offered by this scholarship each year.


Deadline information

The applications are to be submitted by the end of April 30, 2020. Students are informed to submit their scholarship application and other requirements are to be submitted before the due date. Applications and other information are available online on the National Grocers Association(NGA) Foundation website.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should be a full-time student.

  • The applicant should be a rising junior, senior, or graduate student.

  • The student should be enrolled to a degree in a business, food management, or other similar courses leading to a career in the independent retail grocery industry.

  • The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in each quarter/semester.