In 2017, the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association and the Carolinas Food Industry Council received 600 applications for 50 scholarships, and, collectively, the winning students were awarded $125,000 through RCA. In 2018, 50 additional scholarships will be awarded, bringing the total amount given to deserving students to $980,500.
Grocery Industry-Only (CFIC)
The Carolinas Food Industry Council will award 40 scholarships of $2,500 to students living in North or South Carolina who are employed by or whose spouse or parent is employed by a CFIC member grocery store.
High School Seniors
The North Carolina Retail Merchants Association will award 10 $2,500 scholarships to students who are North Carolina residents and are employed by or whose spouse or parent is employed by a non-grocer NCRMA member store.