Grimmway Farms, Bakersfield, Calif., is awarding 64 college scholarships through the Rod and Bob Grimm Memorial Scholarship Program.
The program is named for Grimmway’s founders and recognizes the academic performance of students who have a parent or guardian who works at the company.
"The opportunity to show appreciation for our employees by providing their children with educational support is truly its own reward," Brandon Grimm, grower relations manager and son of co-founder Bob Grimm, said in a news release. "We are inspired by these hardworking students and proud to help them succeed in their studies and beyond."
The students will attend a range of schools, including Cal Poly-Pomona, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, Colgate University, Fresno State, University of California-Davis and UC-Santa Barbara. The scholarships are renewable for four years.
More than 740 scholarships worth more than $2.15 million have been awarded since 1997. This year, students in Kern, Riverside and Santa Barbara counties, and a student in Washington state, received scholarships.
"It is a privilege to continue our 23-year tradition of offering college scholarships to our employees' children. We value the importance of education and are humbled to support these outstanding students in their college endeavors," Barbara Grimm Marshall, Founder and CEO of the Grimm Family Education Foundation and co-owner of Grimmway Farms, said in the release.