On May 18, the Vicars Landing Member Trust celebrated its 25th year of granting scholarships to Vicars employees.
The award ceremony, held in the Vicars auditorium, carried over a tradition first established in 1994. This year there were 88 employees receiving awards up to $2,500. In addition, 22 special scholarships that range in value from $1,000 to $3,000 were granted. The special awards are given in addition to the $2,500 awards.
Total awards this year amounted to $261,500. Since the scholarship program started, more than $4.7 million has been awarded.
The scholarship program was established in 1994 by a dedicated group of Vicars members. These members, understanding the value of education, wanted to provide opportunities for hard-working employees at Vicars. Eleven scholarships were awarded in that first year.
Due to the generous support of Vicars members, the program continues to flourish. Each year additional funds are received from Vicars annual boutique, other fundraising programs and endowments.