January 17, 2011
11-11

Kate Elliot
Communications Specialist

STOP Hunger Scholarships Deadline

 

VALDOSTA -- Blazer Dining invites Valdosta State University students to apply for the 2011 STOP Hunger Scholarships sponsored by the Sodexo Foundation -- the charitable arm of Sodexo, Inc., which provides food services for the VSU campus. Applications for the $5,000 scholarship, with matching funds given to each student's hunger-related charity, will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 18.

Scholarships are open to students (kindergarten through graduate school) enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to reducing hunger in their community through unpaid volunteer work within the last 12 months, with added consideration given to students working to fight childhood hunger.

More than 49 million people are at risk of hunger, including nearly 17 million children. The Sodexo Foundation works to ensure that every child in the U.S. grows up with dependable access to the nutritious food needed for them to lead healthy, productive lives.

For scholarship requirements and application materials, go to Blazer Dining's web site at www.services.valdosta.edu/dining or the Sodexo Foundation web site at www.SodexoFoundation.org.