CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Three graduating seniors from the Charlottesville area received $500 scholarship grants from Wegmans Food Markets in a symbolic nod to the company’s annual announcement of recipients for its Employee Scholarship Program, which helps employees along the path to higher education. More than 33,000 Wegmans employees have received a total of $105 million in tuition assistance since the program began in 1984.

The local recipients are students from Albemarle, Charlottesville, and Monticello high schools. Wegmans partnered with each school to select a student who exemplifies the family-owned company’s values: Caring, Respect, High Standards, Empowerment, and Making a Difference.

Congratulations go to the following recipients:

Albemarle High School: Lucas Hobson

Charlottesville High School: Susan Rene Belew

Monticello High School: Subin Yun

“It’s exciting to join the Charlottesville community and show folks here what Wegmans is about,” says Wegmans Charlottesville Store Manager Chris DePumpo. “I’m proud of our Employee Scholarship Program, and especially pleased to award honorary scholarships even before our store opens.”

The local recipients join 1,905 Wegmans employees that were granted new scholarships this year, with an expected payout of $5 million to the program’s current and new recipients for the 2016/2017 academic year.

To receive a scholarship, Wegmans employees must meet work-performance criteria. Eligibility is also based on a minimum number of work hours over a specified time period. Part-time employees can receive up to $6,000 over four years and full-time employees can receive up to $8,800 over four years, with no limit placed on the number of scholarships awarded and no restrictions on a student’s course of study from an accredited college.

The Charlottesville Wegmans opens Sunday, Nov. 6. Hiring is currently underway for part-time and select full-time positions. Applicants may apply online at or call 1-877-WEGMANS (934-6267) for more information.