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Wegmans awards $500 scholarships to Brooklyn students

Exemplary: Upstate grocer Wegmans awarded six $500 grants to students at two Brooklyn colleges, inspired by their employee scholarship program.
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Three cheers to upstate grocery empire Wegmans for giving out $500 scholarships to six students at two Kings County colleges on June 24.

The company awarded the grants to four scholars at the Navy Yard’s Brooklyn Steam Center high school program and two at New York City College of Technology in America’s Downtown.

The one-time grant was inspired by the firm’s annual scholarship for their employees who exemplify the company’s values, including caring, respect, high standards, empowerment, and making a difference, and the company aims to boost the promising youngsters, according to the head of the soon-to-open Kings County store.

“Committed to helping young people succeed, the employee scholarship program is a long-standing tradition that we’re especially proud of at Wegmans,” said Kevin Cuff, the manager of the store that will open in the Navy Yard this fall, who himself is a former winner of the employee grant.

The company has awarded the grants to 1,755 of their employees this year and Cuff said they are excited to welcome the Brooklyn staff to their team at their opening on Oct.27 inside the Admirals Row Development on Flushing Avenue.

“With just a few months until our Brooklyn store grand opening, we’re excited to award honorary scholarships this year, and look forward to celebrating a new class of Wegmans employee scholarship recipients from our store in 2020,”

— Kevin Duggan

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Posted 12:00 am, July 4, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

James says:
Thanks, but 500 dollars buys about 10 minutes of College at current prices.
July 4, 3:54 am
Jim from Cobble Hill says:
Wow $500! That's like one and a half "required" text books for a class that the instructor is later not going to assign anything out of! How "Committed to helping young people succeed" they must be to dole out these "scholarships" from the +$9 BILLION that company made in the last year.
July 5, 9:32 am
Tyler from pps says:
I agree that $500 is nice and all... but, ya know what, the "reporter Kevin Duggan" didn't have to publish Wegman's press release. I bet the cashiers were paid time-and-a-half yesterday for the holiday, why wasn't that mentioned?
July 5, 10:16 am
Fontreese from Brooklyn Manor says:
This is not “Wegmans’ money” - the money comes from the consumers, and Wegmans has just taken it from them. It would be more accurate to say Wegmans returns $500 to select people going to community college.
July 6, 1:11 am
Jim from Cobble Hill says:
Fontreese: You might need to study concept of ownership and like... how money works? Like if you buy something like ...ham from a store, the money you pay the store is not yours anymore. If someone you for something like work you do or something the money isn't theirs anymore. That's like... a thing.
July 6, 4:59 pm

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