Important update: Due to the coronavirus, the Ridge Scholarship judging has been postponed until it is safe to resume normal business activities. Notification letters to winners will be mailed 2-3 weeks after judging takes place, instead of late April as originally planned.
2020 Ridge Scholarship
How to Apply Thank you for your interest in the Thomas R. and Laura Ridge Scholarship. Thomas R. and Laura Ridge Scholarship applications are accepted from Dec. 1 through the deadline Monday, March 2.
Member company owners, their children and employees are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Form more information on the scholarship and to apply, click here.
The scholarships are named to honor Thomas R. and Laura Ridge, the parents of the former Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Ridge. Thomas R. Ridge was a member of the Pennsylvania food industry for 25 years. His wife Laura was a strong advocate of education for their children Tom, David and Vikki. This scholarship fund was created to honor their memory.
Applications and all related materials must be received by Monday, March 2, 2020. Winners will be following judging (see above announcement). It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that all materials have been received prior to the deadline.
An independent judging panel will select the winners based on academic success, overall excellence of character and potential for community contributions and leadership.