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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 5-$2,000 scholarships to members,

their immediate families and participants in the intern program.  

2020 Winners

Katelynn Botell/ Modesto Junior College

Sydney Cook/California Polytechnic State University

Trenton Nascimento/Modesto Junior College

Rachel Miligan/Diablo Valley College & Solano Community College

2019 Scholarship Winners


Eric Nascimento

East Union High School


McKenna Sorenson

Cal Poly University


Jordann Vigna

California Baptish University


Jared Strah

Los Positas Community College


Naomi Maggard

Delta Community 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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