Owen Clark named recipient of Great Valu scholarship
Published 7:42 am Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Food-A-Rama Great Valu of Manteo has awarded its 17th annual Great Scholarships for Great Students scholarship to Owen Clark of Manteo.
The independent owners of Great Valu Supermarkets underwrite the Great Scholarships for Great Students program, which has awarded over $487,000 in scholarships to date. It is through this scholarship program that Great Valu stores recognize the commitment of high school students to their education and communities. The Great Scholarships for Great Students Program enables a deserving high school senior in each retail markets, in addition to a number of store associates in the overall marketing group, to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help defray the cost of post-secondary education.
The program is managed by Great Valu’s Scholarship Committee, which selected the winners. The applicants represented a board cross section of outstanding seniors from all the markets served by Great Valu stores, making final scholarship recipient selections difficult, stated a press release. Selections were made based on a variety of considerations, including academic standing, grade-point averages, extra-curricular activities and individual student life challenges.
The independently owned and operated Great Valu stores actively support the scholarship program as a means to strengthen commitments to the communities they serve. Great Valu stores are supplied by UNFI, a grocery industry leader, serving customers through stores across the country. UNFI’s Atlantic Region is headquartered in Mechanicsville, Va.