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    Ukrop’s Education Foundation Grants $210,000 in Scholarships

    The Ukrop’s Education Foundation expects to award $210,000 in scholarships to 140 students during the 2009-2010 academic year. In support of its commitment to lifelong learning and in its 14th year, Ukrop’s Education Foundation has provided over $1.9 million in scholarships to students who are either Ukrop’s associates or the children of Ukrop’s associates.

    The Ukrop’s Education Foundation expects to award $210,000 in scholarships to 140 students during the 2009-2010 academic year. In support of its commitment to lifelong learning and in its 14th year, Ukrop’s Education Foundation has provided over $1.9 million in scholarships to students who are either Ukrop’s associates or the children of Ukrop’s associates.

    “We at Ukrop’s join in the excitement of these students as they enter a new stage of life,” said Robert S. (Bobby) Ukrop, chairman, president and CEO. “I’m pleased that with the 20 new recipients and past recipients continuing in school, the Ukrop’s Education Foundation expects to provide $1,500 each to 140 students — for a total of $210,000 during the 2009–2010 academic year.”

    Twenty new students, representing 12 local high schools, were recently awarded $1,500 scholarships at a luncheon hosted by Ukrop’s for recipients. During the luncheon, the winners were inspired by the encouraging words of John McGinty, chairman of the scholarship selection committee. Students were presented with a certificate of accomplishment and a check for the first year’s award.

    “At Ukrop’s, academic excellence and a commitment to lifelong learning are important values,” said Brian K. Jackson, president of the Ukrop’s Education Foundation and Ukrop’s VP and general counsel. “The Ukrop’s Education Foundation provides a means through which we can honor and assist our associates and their families financially as they pursue educational goals. This year’s scholarship recipients are outstanding students who have distinguished themselves academically and through extra-curricular activities.”

    • The $1,500, four-year scholarship is intended for Ukrop’s associates and associates’ children who attend an accredited college, university, technical or vocational school on a full-time basis.

    • The scholarship is renewable for four years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, as long as the student maintains an acceptable grade point average.

    • A selection committee, consisting of individuals independent and separate from the Foundation, selects the recipients. The awards are based upon academic potential, past academic performance, good employment standing, as well as other objective factors.

    • Since the first scholarships were granted in 1996, the Ukrop’s Education Foundation has distributed over $1.9 million in scholarships to 475 students.

    Ukrop’s Educational Foundation is overseen by a board of directors comprised of company
    representatives and family members: Brian K. Jackson; David J. Naquin, EVP/COO; Bobby Ukrop; Joseph E. (Ted) Ukrop; Nancy Jo Kantner; and Beverley Mann, family administrator.
    The Richmond, Vir.-based Ukrop's Super Markets, Inc., operates 27 retail food stores, Joe's Market (a regional specialty market), a central bakery and kitchen, and a distribution center.

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