Eligible candidates: High school seniors, full-time college students with one or more years of undergraduate work remaining, or adults looking to return to college to further their career within the food industry.
(a) employed in the food industry or
(b) a direct relative* of anyone who is associated with a current member organization of llluminators, llluminators Educational Foundation, California Grocers Association, or Western Association of Food Chains.
*Direct relative is defined as an aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, child, sibling, or grandchild.
Selection criteria for High School seniors and current college students seeking $2,500 Higher Education scholarships.
(1) Overall analysis of high school/college grade point average.
(2) Essay on student’s goals/aspirations and the American Free Enterprise System, as well as school and community activities, will be mandatory. Special merit scholarships will be awarded to individuals who have overcome personal adversities, or exhibit unusual needs, and have demonstrated admirable gains in academic standings. Good moral character is expected. Must be or plan on attending an accredited 4-year University.
Selection Criteria for students seeking $1,000 Community College Scholarship: An essay is not required for the $1,000 Community College scholarships, see online registration for more details).
Fully completed applications should be processed no later than February 25, 2023. The final selection will be announced by the llluminators Educational Foundation no later than MARCH 29, 2023. Once a recipient has been selected and has enrolled in an accredited college or university, the award will be deposited with the registrar of the college or university. The funds will be applied against the recipient’s expenses for tuition, fees, books, etc. The funds must be used within a 12-month period from the date announced. U.S. legal residents only.
Graduate Program candidates who are current or incoming students with one or more years of graduate work remaining, or adults looking to return to graduate school to further their careers.
By submitting this application, you release llluminators Educational Foundation, its affiliates, directors, trustees, officers, employees, agents, licensees, and assigns from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the scholarship or delivery, mis-delivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the scholarship (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses, and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional whether under a theory of contract, tort, warranty or other theory.
USE OF IMAGE / NAME / VOICE
Except where prohibited by law, submittal of this application constitutes permission to use the name, image, visual likeness, and/or voice of the applicant(s) to whom the scholarship is awarded, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation.
As a condition of being awarded the scholarship, except where prohibited by law, applicants may be required to execute a release and license to the use of their name, image, visual likeness, voice, and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation.
In submitting this application, I certify that the information provided is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. Falsification of information will result in the termination of any scholarship granted. This application becomes the sole property of llluminators Educational Foundation.
Completed applications must be submitted in full no later than March 1, 2024. Final selections will be announced by the llluminators scholarship committee no later than April 1, 2024.
Once a recipient has been selected and has enrolled in an accredited college or university, the award will be deposited with the registrar of the college or university. The funds will be applied against the recipient’s expenses for tuition, fees, books, etc. The funds must be used within a 12-month period from the date announced.
Criteria selection is based upon the following:
High School Seniors and College students with one or more undergraduate work remaining: Analysis of high school/college grade point average, school and community activities, moral character, and the essay on the Free Enterprise System.
Adult’s returning to college to further their career within the food industry: Community activities, moral character, and the essay.
School and community activities, moral character, Community activities, moral character, no essay is necessary.
All application criteria are evaluated by ISTS, an independent firm.