Austin Lee, a 2014 graduate of Union High School, has been awarded the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship through the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation for the 2014-2015 academic year. Lee was chosen for the $900 scholarship from an applicant pool of more than 400 students.
IGEF scholarships are awarded based on academic merit to sons and daughters of full-time employees whose firms are members of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association, a state trade association that represents the food industry, including chain and independent supermarkets, convenience stores, mass merchandisers, wholesalers, brokers, manufacturers and distributors. Young adults who work for an IGIA member company (either full-time or part-time) are eligible as well. Lee, who is majoring in Biology and will be a freshman at Iowa State University next year, received the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship as an employee of Gary’s Thriftway.
Scholarships are provided by an endowment fund established by the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation and its supporters.