Students with demonstrated ongoing commitment to fighting hunger are encouraged to apply for a $5,000 scholarship and $5,000 grant
GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 5, 2016 — Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced that the application period for the 2017 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships opens today, October 5 and closes December 5, 2016. The scholarship program urges students to apply to #Get5Give5 and Impact Millions. Students ages 5-25 are eligible to apply for a $5,000 scholarship with matching $5,000 grant for the hunger charity of their choice.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 42 million people living in the U.S., including 13 million children, are at risk of hunger. Each year, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation recognizes youth-led initiatives that work to improve the quality of life for children and families who are impacted by hunger in local communities.
Up to five national scholarship recipients will be selected based on their ongoing work to fight hunger, with each receiving a $5,000 scholarship and a matching $5,000 grant for their anti-hunger charity of choice. Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation will also recognize up to 20 Stop Hunger Regional Honorees with a $1,000 donation for their preferred hunger-relief charity.