Cardenas Markets Foundation Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Scholarship Program

The Cardenas Markets Foundation continues its commitment to supporting the communities it serves by providing $177,000 in scholarship funds to students in the areas where Cardenas Markets operates.

In sum, 59 scholarships totaling $3,000 each will be awarded for the 2022 academic year, reflecting a $1,000 increase from the 2021 academic year.

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 Adam Salgado, President for the Cardenas Markets Foundation. “We understand that the cost of tuition and fees continues to increase year over year, and it’s becoming increasingly challenging to cover these rising costs. We are pleased to step in and help defray some of these costs for our future leaders,” Salgado added.

Related Article: Cardenas Markets Foundation Awards $118,000 in Scholarships

To qualify for a Cardenas Markets Foundation Scholarship, students, regardless of immigration status, must:

  • Reside in an area where Cardenas Markets has a presence, being predominantly California (Inland Empire and Bay Area), Arizona (Phoenix and Tucson), and Nevada (Las Vegas). Only those applicants who provide proof of residence in a valid zip code will be able to continue with the application form. (The designated zip codes are found in the application page).
  • Plan to enroll in the Fall of 2022 in an institution of higher education or vocational training.
  • They must have graduated from high school by June 30th, 2022, or earlier to be eligible.
  • Carry a minimum GPA of 2.7.

Students can learn more and apply by visiting

Last month, Cardenas Markets Foundation awarded 59 – $2,000 scholarships totaling $118,000 to local students for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Hispanic grocer’s foundation received 392 applications from students residing in the communities they serve.

Scholarship recipients were selected based on their academic qualifications, financial need, and leadership attributes. 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.

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.