The Cardenas Markets Foundation continues its commitment to supporting the communities it serves by providing $120,000 in scholarship funds to students in the areas where Cardenas Markets operates.
In sum, 60 scholarships totaling $2,000 each will be awarded for the 2021 – 2022 academic year, said the nonprofit organization. Recipients will be selected based on their academic qualifications, financial need, leadership attributes, and commitment to serving their local community.
“The Cardenas Markets Foundation is committed to helping students advance their educational goals,” said Marco Robles, Executive Director for the Cardenas Markets Foundation. “We understand that educational costs continue to increase, and we are pleased to help defray some of these costs for our future leaders,” Robles added.
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This year students from California, Arizona, and Nevada have the opportunity to apply for financial support to advance in their professional aspirations in the fields of medical, law, political science, education, arts, STEM, and more.
Last year, Cardenas Markets Foundation received 581 applications from students residing in the communities they serve. Over 75% were seeking a bachelor’s degree, and 50% of students identified as Hispanic. The Foundation awarded $112,000 in scholarships divided among 56 students.
More than 50 sponsors, many of them from the food and beverage industry, joined the Cardenas Markets Foundation’s efforts to raise funds for the 56 scholarships awarded last year.
Students must apply before March 25th, 2021. To learn more and apply, go to https://cardenasmarkets.com/scholarships
As part of the Foundation’s response efforts to communities’ needs due to the coronavirus pandemic, they established a $250,000 fund to assist nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable residents affected by COVID -19.
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.