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Clarksville’s Kaitlyn Burkeen Awarded Kroger Nashville Division Scholarship

Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Friday, July 25, 2014 @ 2:00 pm In Education | No Comments

Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation Continues Strong 29-Year Giving Tradition

Tennessee Grocers and Convenience Store AssociationNashville, TN – Kaitlyn Burkeen of Clarksville was recently awarded a $500.00 Kroger Nashville Division Scholarship Award from the Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation.

Burkeen was recognized on June 14th at the annual convention of the Tennessee Grocers and Convenience Store Association held at the Music City Center.

A graduate of Rossview High School, Burkeen will attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and major in Civil Engineering.Kaitlyn, a Floor Supervisor at Kroger, is a member of the National Honors Society and volunteers extra time feeding the homeless and raising money for Breast Cancer.

The Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation presented 148 scholarships this year valued at $161,300 to students in the food industry.

Eligible recipients are either employed by TGCSA member firms, or have parents who are full-time employees of a TGCSA member firm.

About the Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation

The mission of the Tennessee Grocers’ Education Foundation (TGEF) is to provide scholarships to deserving student employees and children and spouses of employees in the food industry. A nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity, TGEF has given away more than $3.1 million since its founding in 1985.

TGEF is administered by the Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association.

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