Forty students will be awarded $2,500 scholarships by CFIC for the 2022-23 school year!

And one of them could represent your company!

Each year, the Carolinas Food Industry Council and its charitable foundation the Retail Consumers Alliance (RCA), award the Everett and Trudy Suddreth Scholarship of Excellence to forty qualified students.

These scholarships are dedicated to supporting students who have a direct connection to the grocery industry, either through their own employment or that of a parent or spouse.

CFIC’s scholarships are open to all member companies—retailers, wholesalers, suppliers, and sales agencies! The applicant (or their parent or spouse) must work at a CFIC member company location in North or South Carolina, but may attend college in any state.

Applications available here: 

Undergraduate College Students

Current High School Seniors

Applications and more information can also be found here.

Scholarship applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 25, 2022. Winners will be notified in early June and must be enrolled in college for fall 2022.

Please contact John McNair at the CFIC office: (919) 832-0811 or email