YAGA Scholarship Program

 Youngstown Area Grocers Association (YAGA) Scholarships

The Youngstown Area Grocers Association (YAGA) Scholarship Program was established to provide financial support to YAGA members’ employees and their dependents who are enrolled in college.  The program offers multiple scholarships, including the  Henry Nemenz Sr. and Danny Writtenberry scholarships.  The scholarships were established to honor Henry’s and Danny’s contributions to the grocery industry.  Each scholarship is a $1000 award for one year.

Eligibility Requirements:YAGA_Logo-Color

  • Employer company is a member of Youngstown Area Grocers Association
  • Employed at YAGA member company for at least one year
  • Employees and dependents of employees of YAGA member company
  • High School Seniors and College (Undergraduate and Graduate) Students


  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale (if applicant is employed, the minimum GPA is 2.5 on 4.0 scale)
  • Business or retail industry related major/field of study
  • Two letters of recommendation from teacher, guidance counselor, professor, or supervisor/manager.
  • High School and College transcript (if applicable)
  • High School and College activities
  • Community Involvement and Volunteerism
  • Essay Question

YAGA Scholarship Guidelines and Application

– complete and send to the Ohio Grocers Foundation


Complete the YAGA Scholarship Application online (pages 1 -3 may be completed online, but you will still need to send the Letter of Recommendation and Transcript to the Ohio Grocers Foundation)

Send all materials to:  Ohio Grocers Foundation, 1335 Dublin Rd, Ste 207B, Columbus, OH  43215

Questions? Contact Trish Bradshaw at trish@ohiogrocers.org


Ohio Grocer Association
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