Applicants must be dependents of employees who have at least five years of service, and must be under 24 years of age and planning to attend an accredited four-year institution. Each year seven scholarships valued up to $10,000 each are awarded. The scholarships are automatically renewed for the remaining years as long as the recipient stays in the university and maintains the required GPA and their parent continues to be employed full-time by SYSCO. Since 1996, scholarships have been awarded to 96 students for a total of $1,969,100 distributed.
In addition, through SYSCO's Matching Gifts to Higher Education Program, SYSCO will match, on a dollar-for-dollar basis (up to $5,000 per calendar year), personal contributions made by full-time employees and members of the Board of Directors to U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities and other eligible organizations.