National Scholarship

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Don’t miss the opportunity to submit entries for the National Scholarship Awards.

DEADLINE JUNE 19, 2020

One National winner receives $6,000.

Six regional awards of $2000.00 each are awarded as follows: (4)university/college (East & West)– (1) high school in the East– (1) high school in the West.

To be eligible for the awards:

  1.  Applicants must be Canadian residents studying in Canada.
  2.  Applicants must be enrolled or expected to enrol in a post-secondary program of at least 2 years.
  3.  All Graduating High School Students
  4.  College/University students must be enrolled in at least one more year of study as of the current year.
  5.  Applicants must be working for a current CFIG member (retail, associate, affiliate) or be a family member of an employee of a current CFIG member.
  6.  Only complete applications containing full and accurate information will be considered. https://cfig.ca/national-scholarship-application/
  7.  Plagiarism is an infringement of copyright laws. All essays must be properly referenced.

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One National winner receives $6,000 – Winner invited to annual Independent Grocer of the Year Gala in Toronto.

Six regional awards of $2000 each are awarded as follows:

  • (4)university/college (East & West)
  • (1) high school in the East
  • (1) high school in the West

Benefits to the CFIG member include:

1. A plaque for the Store Sponsor of each scholarship recipient.

2. Personalized assistance with any publicity opportunities.

3. Invitation to accept the National Scholarship sponsorship plaque at Grocery Innovations Canada October 27 & 28 2020.

The winners of the 2019 National Scholarship program have been chosen and announced – CFIG congratulates all of the winners!

A special thank you to our scholarship committee for their time and effort in evaluating and deciding on our final winners.


NATIONAL WINNER

Alison Victoria Livingstone – Member Relation: Kraft Heinz, Burnaby, British Columbia

 

WEST

High School:
Kaitlyn Kuzma-Wells – Member Relation: Buy-Low Foods, Port Alberni, British Columbia

College/University:
Jeanette Wu – Member Relation: Save-On-Foods, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
Joseph Patrick Hodgson – Member Relation: Save-On-Foods, Summerside, Edmonton, Alberta

 

EAST

High School:
Jenna Lee Ralph – Member Relation: Atlantic Grocery Distributors, Bay Roberts, NL

College/University:
Raffaele Giuseppe Cramarossa – Member Relation: Loblaw, Brampton, Ontario
Sydney Hunt – Member Relation: Atlantic Grocery Distributors, Bay Roberts, NL

2018

The winners of the 2018 National Scholarship program have been chosen and announced – CFIG congratulates all of the winners!

A special thank you to our scholarship committee for their time and effort in evaluating and deciding on our final winners.

NATIONAL WINNER

Sonya Zhang – Member Relation: Parmalat Canada

WEST

High School:
Bethany Wilde – Member Relation: Rooster’s Country Marketplace

College/University:
Brogan Beechinor – Member Relation: ConAgra Brands Canada
Gideon Mentie – Member Relation: Freson Bros., Brooks, AB

EAST

High School:
Rosalind Liang – Member Relation: OPAY Inc.

College/University:
Anoosh Butt – Member Relation: Unilever Canada Inc.
Felix Chan – Member Relation: Unilever Canada Inc.


2017

The winners of the 2017 National Scholarship program have been chosen and announced – CFIG congratulates all of the winners!

A special thank you to our scholarship committee for their time and effort in evaluating and deciding on our final winners.

NATIONAL WINNER

Megan Brenkel – Member Relation: ConAgra Brands

WEST

College/University:
Emily Haugen – Member Relation: Nesters Market

High School: 
Kelli Weinkauf
Member Relation: J & S Confectionery
Justin Chen – Member Relation: Coalharbour Urban Fare

EAST

High School:
Emma Marchand – Member Relation: PepsiCo Foods Canada

College/University: 
Sarah Alfonsi – 
Member Relation: Sun Valley Market
Hayley Jacobs – Member Relation: Tree of Life Canada


2016

The winners of the 2016 National Scholarship program have been chosen and announced – CFIG congratulates all of the winners!
A special thank you to our scholarship committee for their time and effort in evaluating and deciding on our final winners.

2016 National Scholarship Winner

NATIONAL WINNER

Raffaele Cramarossa of Loblaw Cos. Ltd. ($6000.00)

WEST

High School: Kristen Unrau – $2000.00

Member Relation: Buy-Low Foods

College/University: Nadia Lepak – $ 2000.00

Member Relation: Quality Foods

Brianna Rota – $2000.00

Member Relation: Overwaitea Foods #33

EAST

High School:Taylor Nadine-Petten – $2000.00

Member Relation: Atlantic Grocery Distributors – Powell Group of Companies

College/University: Adam Kouri – $2000.00

Member Relation: Smucker Foods of Canada Corp.

Sarah Anne Alfonsi – $2000.00

Member Relation: Sun Valley Market


DEADLINE JUNE 19, 2020

APPLY https://cfig.ca/national-scholarship-application/

Applications MUST include:

1. A 1,000 word essay with proper referencing on the following question:

With social media continuing to grow and be utilized by many retailers.  How can a grocery retailer use social media effectively to interact with their customer?  Please provide at least 4 examples on how social media can be used to increase the retailers connection with their customer and ultimately increase revenue.

NOTES: Maximum word length: 1,000 words (essays exceeding this limit will not be judged). 

2. A list of academic achievements, awards, and extra-curricular activities.

3. An official grade transcript of your last completed year. Must MAIL to:

CFIG

105 Gordon Baker Rd. Suite #401, North York, ON M2H 3P8

4. A complete application form with all pertinent information properly filled.

* We encourage all applicants to meet with their CFIG contact and ask questions to learn more about the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers.

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