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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

In keeping with our commitment to invest in the future of our employees, we are pleased to offer the Sobeys & Empire Scholarship Program, which awards an average of forty $1500 scholarships to deserving student employees across Canada each year. Since 2010, more than 240 scholarships have been awarded.

Employees are eligible if they currently work at any corporate location or are employed by a franchisee or affiliate, and meet the following criteria:

  • Have worked without breaks in service for a minimum of six (6) months or 500 hours as of April 30th each year
  • Have obtained, or are in the process of obtaining, a high school diploma, or are registered as a full-time student at a Canadian college/university, with an academic achievement of 70% or above in their last semester.

 

Applications will be accepted annually from March 1st to April 30th.

 

The scholarships are not automatically renewed each year, however, previous scholarship recipients are encouraged to apply each year of eligibility, for up to a maximum of four years.

 

Scholarship recipients are notified of selection annually in July and scholarship funds are sent to recipients in August of each year.

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants are required to submit a completed online Program Application Form relating to volunteer work, career interests, and extracurricular activities. The following items are also required as attachments:

    • A scan of an official transcript of the most recent completed semester (high school or college/university). *Award recipients may be required to provide a notarized transcript.
    • A copy of a letter confirming acceptance/enrolment from a post-secondary institution.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications can be submitted online here

For more information, please contact your manager or HR Representative, or email questions to scholarships@sobeys.com.

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At Sobeys, we’ve elevated a trip to the grocery store to an enticing shopping experience. A proudly Canadian company with more than 100 years in the food business, we combine the helpful service and variety of delicious fresh and prepared foods you’d expect from a farmer’s market with all the conveniences of the modern one-stop grocery store. From skilled in-store bakers to knowledgeable fishmongers and butchers, Sobeys team members are dedicated to creating a friendly and appealing environment where the customer comes first and sustainability is at the heart of what we offer.
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Part of the Sobeys family from 2013, Safeway has been serving Canadian communities since 1929. Today there are Safeway stores from Vancouver to Thunder Bay, Ont. Our in-store bakers make artisan breads, pastries and cakes from scratch, and our deli offers hot and cold quick meal solutions, as well as freshly brewed Starbucks® and Tim Hortons® coffees. Our team is dedicated to selecting the highest quality products for our customers. Safeway florists create custom and ready-to-buy flower arrangements, and our butchers, fishmongers and grocers are always on hand to offer friendly in-store advice. We’re committed to community involvement, hunger prevention and environmental sustainability.
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Thrifty Foods grocery stores proudly serve communities across Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland British Columbia. As your greener grocer, we operate around the core values of corporate social responsibility, which include supporting B.C. farmers, protecting the oceans and partnering with vendors that use sustainable business practices. We offer hundreds of certified organic products and a range of Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance items. At our in-store bakery, The Hearth, we make artisan baked goods in our stone-hearth oven. And in the spirit of offering you quality and convenience, groceries can be ordered online for home delivery. We at Thrifty Foods are committed to helping build the kind of world we’d like to live in—today, tomorrow and in the future
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Since 1957, IGA has been dedicated to providing communities with farm-fresh produce and products at affordable prices. In over 30 convenient locations across Western Canada, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to provide customers with the highest level of service. We proudly serve the communities we work in and strive to support our local producers. At IGA, we are on a mission to help Canadians Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better.
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Foodland stores provide a warm and friendly shopping experience in over 140 communities across Ontario. We offer customers a wide selection of fresh food, including local and internationally sourced produce, Butcher Cut meat, in-store bakery, deli, Food to Go and grocery products. We work hard to earn a special place in the hearts of our neighbours and customers. Our staff is friendly and informed, and we provide a clean and welcoming environment, making Foodland a trusted neighbourhood place to shop.
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Foodland and our family of select Co-op stores provide a clean and welcoming full-service shopping experience to customers in smaller communities in Atlantic Canada. We offer customers a wide selection of fresh produce, meats, deli meats and cheeses, and freshly baked breads and sweets. With our assortment of grocery products and frozen food, you’ll find everything on your grocery list. Locally owned and operated, we work hard to earn a special place in the hearts of our customers and neighbourhoods, too. We care about you and about making our community a better place for everyone. Our customer service is friendly, informed and eager to provide you with the best service in town, making Foodland a trusted neighbourhood place to shop.
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FreshCo offers shoppers in Ontario the quality and variety they look for in a discount grocery store—at great savings. Our grocery store is simple and inviting, with spacious aisles and an array of fresh, frozen, deli, bakery and grocery favourites, as well as international staples. We’re committed to supporting Ontario farmers and stocking local meats and seasonal produce whenever possible. The FreshCo banner lets customers stick to their budgets without having to compromise on choice or shopping experience. In fact, we offer price matching to ensure we’re guaranteed to have the lowest prices in your neighbourhood.
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Lawtons Drugs has been helping customers Look better, Feel better and Live better for more than 100 years. We are committed to the health and well-being of both our customers and our employees. We pride ourselves on having a positive and engaging environment that allows you to pursue your interests and grow with us. We have something for everyone who wants to build a successful career. With more than 79 retail locations across Atlantic Canada specializing in solutions to help our customers lead better lives, there are many opportunities for growth within the pharmacy, home health care, cosmetics, retail store, corporate office and wholesale areas. Wherever your interest lies, we all share a common goal with our parent company, Sobeys Inc., to help Canadians Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better. Won’t you be part of our team?
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