GROCERY MANUFACTURERS REPRESENTATIVES ASSOCIATION (GMRA) SCHOLARSHIP

HISTORY

The Grocery Manufacturers Representatives Association (GMRA) is a nonprofit organization formed in Louisiana to bring grocery manufacturers and retailers together. The organization is comprised of approximately 80 companies and is dedicated to preventing trade abuses, promoting uniformity and certainties in business practices, and establishing confidence among sellers, buyers, and sales representatives.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be employed part-time by a grocery store supported by ADMAX or Associated Grocers

  • Must be enrolled/enrolling full-time at an accredited university or college

AWARD

The award is $500 each semester for the first two semesters and $1,500 per semester thereafter, for a maximum award of $10,000 distributed over 8 consecutive semesters (fall and spring only).

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Application

  • Academic transcript from previous semester

  • ACT/SAT score report

  • Academic resume

  • Letter of recommendation from store manager confirming employment (must be on official letterhead and include the store number, date, and manager’s signature)

  • Essay response to one of the following writing prompts:

    • “Why are you considering a career in the grocery industry?”

    • “How is working in the grocery industry helping prepare you for your career choice?”

SEE SCHOLARSHIP DIRECTORY FOR IMPORTANT DATES