Martha SparksSociety Editor
June 1, 2013
ACCOVILLE — Buffalo Foodland has awarded its annual Foodland Scholarship to Tiara Owens of Amherstdale. Owens is the daughter of Jason and Violet Osborne.
The independent owners of Foodland supermarkets underwrite the Foodland Scholarship program. It is through this scholarship program that Foodland stores recognize the commitment of high school students to their education and community. The Foodland Scholarship Program enables deserving high school seniors in our retail markets to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help defray the cost of their post-secondary education.
The program is managed by Foodland’s Scholarship Committee, which selected the winners The applicants represented a broad cross section of outstanding seniors from all the markets served by Foodland stores, making final scholarship recipient selections difficult. Selections were made based on a variety of considerations, including academic standing, grade-point averages, extra-curricular activities and individual student life challenges.
The independently owned and operated Foodland stores actively support the scholarship program as a means to strengthen commitments to the communities they serve. Foodland stores are supplied by Supervalu, one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. Supervalu’s Eastern Region is headquartered in Mechanicsville, Va.