In 1990, Oklahoma Grocers Association established the Oklahoma Grocers Education Foundation (OGEF) to provide scholarships and promote education throughout the food industry in Oklahoma. OGEF is a non-profit, tax-deductible, IRS section 501 (c) (3).
The Scholarship Program is available to OGA members and runs from December through February each year. From December 1 through February 28, the Scholarship Application is available for download. An impartial Selection Committee, made up of educators, selects the winners who are then notified by April 15th. Scholarships are for one year; however, winners may reapply in subsequent years as long as they continue to meet eligibility requirements.
Companies can provide an endowed scholarship, through the OGEF program, by making a donation of $10,000 for a $500 annual scholarship, or $15,000 for a $750 annual scholarship.
As of 2019, OGEF has presented a total of 2,022 scholarships totaling $1,405,750.
30th Annual OGEF Golf Tournament
Our 30th Annual OGEF Golf Tournament is approaching quickly! This year, we will be holding the tournament at Gaillardia Country Club on October 5, 2020.
Our Scholarship Application for the 2020-2021 school year is now closed! We will be reviewing applications and let winners know shortly. Please check back in late December for the 2021-2022 application!