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Nugget Markets Associates Receive Educational Scholarships

Woodland  CA -   Four local students and Nugget Markets associates have been named the recipients of scholarships from the California Grocer Association (CGA) and from Nugget Market, Inc. Samuel England and Harmen Kaur each received a $1,000 Eugene and Joan Stille Educational Scholarship; Alyssa Thompson received the $2,500 Bristol Farms Industry educational scholarship from the CGA, and Sarah Engstrom received a $2,000 Don Beaver Memorial Scholarship from the CGA.

 The grocery industry offers more than 200 grocery industry scholarships. High school seniors or undergraduate students who are employed by a CGA member (like Nugget Markets or Food 4 Less) or whose parent is employed by a CGA member are eligible for scholarship awards. Graduate students pursuing a grocery industry career and who are employed by a CGA member are also eligible.

 Two Eugene and Joan Stille Educational Scholarships ($1,000 each) are available to high school seniors or undergraduate students employed by Nugget Markets or Food 4 Less or is a dependent of an associate. Dependents of Nugget Markets or Food 4 Less executives, store directors and corporate directors are not eligible and only one recipient per family is awarded.

 “Samuel, Harmen, Alyssa and Sarah are valuable and hardworking member of the Nugget family, and we’re delighted that they’ve been awarded these scholarships as they pursue their educational goals.” says Eric Stille, president and CEO of Nugget Markets, Inc. 

England plans to pursue a degree in entomology at UC Davis; Kaur is attending California State University, Sacramento in the Business Honors Program; Thompson’s major is biomedical engineering at UC Davis; and Engstrom attends California State University, Chico majoring in business and management.

 Family owned and operated since 1926, Nugget Markets Inc. has nine Northern California Nugget Markets stores, located in Davis, Woodland, Roseville, El Dorado Hills, Vacaville, Elk Grove, Sacramento, and West Sacramento. The company also has three Food 4 Less stores located in Woodland, Cameron Park, and Vallejo. 

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