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.
Adam Donohue

Borough wide

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.

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