Created: 05/28/2014 1:11 PM WHEC.com
Wegmans Food Markets says it will award college tuition assistant to more than 1,700 new recipients this upcoming year. The grocery store chain expects to pay more than $4.9-million in tuition assistance to both new and returning scholarship recipients.
"My grandfather established this long-standing tradition with the aim of helping young people succeed," says Wegmans President Colleen Wegman. "The program has grown considerably, and we're proud to continue helping our people reach their academic and career goals."
Since the scholarship program began, more than 30,000 employees have been awarded scholarships totaling $95-million.
All Wegmans stores will offer a free cake celebration for employees and customers on Saturday, June 7, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in recognition of scholarship recipients and graduates.