2024 Nick and Perry Sumas Scholarship

Nick and Perry Sumas founded Village Super Market, Inc. in 1937. They were brothers and Greek immigrants who came to the United States in search of the “American Dream.” Neither had a formal education, but they both believed that with diligence and determination came opportunities that could only be found in this country. They cared deeply about their associates. They were proud that they were able to provide steady work for so many people, and an opportunity for the next generation to obtain a formal education as a result. In honor of these two men, the following generations of the Sumas family want to expand the opportunity for scholarship funds to more people across the company.

2024 Scholarships

This year we will be awarding up to $50,000 in scholarships for undergraduate education. Once eligibility criteria is met:

  • There will be one $1,000 scholarship recipient from each of our thirty seven stores, plus one from the Perishable Distribution Center, one from the MFC, and one from our corporate office team.
  • In addition, this year we will offer TWO $5,000 scholarships to Village Associates who demonstrate our purpose of “Caring Deeply” both in our stores and in their communities.
  • No separate application is required for the additional $5,000 scholarships.
  • All recipients must reapply each year.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Current full or part-time employees (union or non-union) OR children or grandchildren of current employees of Village Super Market who have been employed for at least six months at the time of application.
  • High school seniors entering college next year or current college students.*
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Must be an employee in good standing at time of award.

*The scholarship may be used at any accredited college, university or professional school in the United States.

How To Apply

  • All applications will be done via an online form. Applications are due by 5/30/24.
  • To access registration, please visit bit.ly/2024vsmscholarship or scan this QR code:


Selection of Winners and Receipt of Awards

  • A Village Super Market selection committee will select the scholarship recipients.
  • In evaluating the applicants, the committee considers the applicant’s grades, written essay, and financial need.
  • Applicants and/or the corresponding family member who is a Village associate (parent or grandparent) must be a current associate in good standing (no voluntary or involuntary termination of employment), and free from disciplinary actions at the time the scholarship checks are issued. If not, the scholarship award will be forfeited. 
  • All applicants will be notified of the results by June 6th, 2024.

For additional information about the program, please contact: nickandperrysumasscholarship@gmail.com

Check out our 2023 winners! https://myvillagesupermarket.com/meet-the-2023-nick-perry-sumas-scholarship-award-winners/