The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association is pleased to announce that Thomas R. and Laura Ridge Scholarship money is available for the 2023-24 school year.

Eligible Students can receive a one-year,
$2,500 scholarship for the 2023-24 academic year.

The scholarships are named in honor of Thomas R. and Laura Ridge, the parents of former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. Thomas R. Ridge was a member of the Pennsylvania food industry for 25 years. His wife, Laura, was a strong advocate of education for their children Tom, David, and Vikki. This scholarship fund was created to honor their memory.

Applications and all related materials must be received by MARCH 1, 2023. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that all materials have been received prior to the deadline.

An independent judging panel will select the winners based on academic success, overall excellence of character, and potential for community contributions and leadership.