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The Scholarship Program, which was set up in memory of Cathy L. Miller, a perishable foods expert who created and managed sales campaigns for pizza, meats, salads, soups, and Mexican foods. Cathy died of a heart attack December 19, 1998. She was a director of the Deli Council of Northern California (previous name for Perishable Foods Council) for her last two years.

Each year the Perishable Foods Council awards up to 5-$2,000 scholarships to members,

their immediate families and participants in the intern program.  Thank you to those who applied

this year. Below are the winners.

2020 Scholarship Winners


Katelynn Botell

Modesto Junior College


Sydney Cook

California Polytechnic
State University


Rachel Milligan

Diablo Valley College
Solano Community College


Trenton Nascimento

Modesto Junior College

Note from McKenna Sorenson, scholarship winner

I cannot thank you enough for awarding me with this scholarship! I am so incredibly grateful for your help and compassion! This money will help me accomplish my dream of attending and graduating from Cal Poly! 

Hear from previous winner, Marina Montes


For more information on the Scholarship Program, contact Debra Nascimento.  


Applicants are only eligible to receive a scholarship one time

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