MONTPELIER, VT -- The Vermont Retail & Grocers Association (VRGA) has announced its scholarship winners for the 2015-2016 academic year. For over 25 years, the Association's Scholarship Program has provided financial assistance for college to members' employees and/or their children. This year, 10 scholarships of $1,500 each, totaling $15,000 were awarded.

VRGA's Scholarship Program was established to provide financial assistance to promising students to further their education. Funds are raised through a June golf tournament and several events at the organization's annual convention. The scholarship funds are held at the Vermont Community Foundation in Middlebury.

According to VRGA President Jim Harrison, "We are extremely pleased that we are able to offer scholarships in these times of increasing higher education costs. This is just one example of the many ways in which directly benefit current and new members."

Area recipients of the 2015 Scholarship and their affiliated stores/companies include:

Ernest Hurst Memorial Award: Katherine Neal, of Glover, affiliated with Currier's Quality Market in Glover. Katherine is a 2015 graduate of Lake Region Union High School and plans to attend Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vt.

Doug Tschorn Memorial Award: Katherine Farber, of Wolcott, affiliated with the Elmore Store in Lake Elmore. Katherine is a graduate of Stowe High School and plans to attend Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.


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