Students with Hunger-Fighting Ideas Can Apply for a Sodexo Scholarship

Students are eligible to apply for a $5,000 scholarship with matching $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice.

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The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced the opening of the application period for the 2018 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships which will run through Dec. 5, 2017.

The scholarship program urges students to apply to #Get5Give5 to help end hunger in their communities. Students from kindergarten through graduate school are eligible to apply for a $5,000 scholarship with matching $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice. Visit HelpStopHunger.org to apply.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 41 million people living in the United States, including 13 million children, lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. As a result, they struggle with hunger at some time during the year. Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has an 11-year legacy of investing in young leaders and their innovative ideas because we believe they are the generation to end childhood hunger.

"Recognizing that youth-led initiatives provide innovative solutions, we strive to encourage and empower them to help end hunger today and tomorrow," said Gerri Mason Hall, chair, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and senior vice president, human resources services for Sodexo North America. "These programs really impact the quality of life for children and families which is a core mission for our organization."

Up to five national scholarship recipients will be selected based on their ongoing work to end hunger. The 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.

To date, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has recognized 188 regional honorees and 56 national scholarship recipients with grants totaling $443,000 for their hunger-relief charities and $255,000 in scholarships. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in an accredited education institution (kindergarten through graduate school) in the United States and be able to demonstrate an enduring commitment to end hunger in their community.

The deadline for 2018 applications is December 5, 2017. The 2018 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship recipients will be announced on June 11, 2018 at the 19th Annual Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Dinner. For complete details and to apply, please visit HelpStopHunger.org.

Hear stories from previous award winners.

Visit Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @StopHungerUSA.

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