Grimmway Farms Awards College Scholarship to Indio Area Student
PALM SPRINGS, CA, August 10, 2017 – Grimmway Farms today announced the awarding of a college scholarship to a recent Indio area high school graduate as part of its annual Rod and Bob Grimm Memorial Scholarship Program.
The Rod and Bob Grimm Memorial Scholarship Program is a company-wide initiative designed to help high-achieving high school seniors pursue their dreams of a college education. Award qualifications include superior academic performance, and all scholarship applicants must also have a parent employed by Grimmway Farms, a global produce leader.
“We’re proud to help these young people pursue their academic dreams at colleges and universities across the nation,” said Grimmway Farms president, Jeff Huckaby. “By investing in them, we are investing in the future success of our employees and their families, as well as the communities where we operate.”
Among this year’s recipients includes a local academic standout Luis Rayray Alvarado – a recent graduate of La Quinta High School.
“With a scholarship like this,” said Alvarado, “I can look back and thank the good people of Grimmway Farms for helping me achieve my dreams.”
Since its 1997 launch, Grimmway Farms’ Scholarship Program has awarded more than 565 scholarships for a total of more than $1.5 million to graduating high school seniors. The company continues to expand the program, awarding 65 scholarships in 2017.
Scholarships are based on scholastic achievement and provide students attending two-year colleges with an annual $1,250 stipend, and students attending four-year universities with an annual $2,500 stipend – and are renewable for four years. This year’s recipients will attend a variety of schools, including UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, UC Irvine, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and the University of Oregon.
About Grimmway Farms
Family-owned and headquartered in Bakersfield, California, Grimmway Farms traces its roots to a produce stand opened by the Grimm brothers in the early 1960s. Grimmway is a global produce leader and the world’s largest producer of carrots. Grimmway supplies more than 65 organic, USA-grown crops and brands include Cal-Organic Farms and Bunny-Luv. Grimmway is committed to caring for customers and employees, honoring sustainable practices and preserving natural resources for future generations. For more information, explore our website or call (800) 301-3101.