The Cardenas Markets Foundation recently awarded 59 – $2,000 scholarships totaling $118,000 to local students who expressed a relentless desire to achieve their dreams through higher education while demonstrating an unwavering commitment to service in their respective communities.
The company understands the importance of college completion. It is committed to positively impacting the lives of those in the communities where Cardenas Markets operates, the Hispanic grocery retailer said in a press release.
This year students from California, Arizona, and Nevada had an opportunity to apply for support that helped relieve the financial burden. The Hispanic grocer’s foundation received 392 applications from students residing in the communities they serve. They looked at a wide variety of factors, some more easily quantifiable than others, to select recipients from different backgrounds and levels of leadership.
“The fact that we can give back is so important to us,” said Adam Salgado, Cardenas Markets Chief Marketing Officer and President of the Cardenas Markets Foundation. “Hispanics have had financial challenges to remain in school, and we are proud to do what we can to help our future leaders achieve their educational goals,” Salgado added.
According to Cardenas Markets Foundation, applicants were seeking to advance their careers or train in specialized fields. Over 70% were seeking a bachelor’s degree. “We encouraged recipients from all levels of education to help them pursue their passion and goals,” said the foundation.
Meet the 59 Cardenas Markets Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Scholarship recipients were selected based on their academic qualifications, financial need, and leadership attributes.
The Cardenas Markets Foundation is a stand-alone 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Ontario, CA, the organization is notable for its charitable and community engagement efforts that positively impact the life of the communities it serves. Nearly $7.3 million in scholarship funds have been awarded to date.