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Scholarships Still Up for Grabs: Apply for a Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship



  Scholarships Still Up for Grabs: Apply for a Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger
                                 Scholarship

Students, apply now for $5,000 scholarships and matching $5,000 grants to
hunger charity of choice

PR Newswire

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Nov. 15, 2012

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The application period for
Sodexo Foundation's national Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship program
is still open; the company is actively seeking student applications for $5,000
scholarships until the December 5, 2012 deadline.

Up to five students (kindergarten to graduate level) will be selected as
national winners, with each receiving a $5,000 scholarship and a matching
$5,000 grant for their anti-hunger charity of choice. In addition, scholarship
recipients and two family members will be flown to Washington, D.C. in June -
complete with accommodations and per diem - where they will be formally
recognized. Sodexo Foundation will also recognize 20 regional honorees with a
$1,000 donation for their preferred hunger charity.

"The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship is an amazing opportunity that
allows you to help others recognize how vital it is for all of us to fight
hunger in the United States," says Rebecca Fawn, founder of Community Cooking
Connections, current college student and 2012 scholarship recipient. "No child
should go hungry – there is no reason for it."

The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship program recognizes students who
are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative
solutions to eliminate hunger in America.

"A hunger-free childhood in America is something many just assume is a given,"
said Robert A. Stern, chair, Sodexo Foundation. "Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger
Scholarship recipients know better. These young people are actively working to
raise awareness, funds, food and whatever it takes to see that more than 16
million food-insecure kids in the U.S. have access to nutritious meals."

The deadline for 2013 applications is December 5, 2012. The 2013 Stephen J.
Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship recipients will be announced on June 6, 2013 at
the annual Sodexo Foundation Dinner in Washington, D.C. For a complete
description of the program and to apply, please visit
www.SodexoFoundation.org.

Read more about past Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholars from their
perspective:

2012 Scholar, Peyton Medick on an amazing year for Peyton's Promise:
http://blogs.sodexousa.com/hunger/2012/11/12/young-champions/

2012 Scholar, Rebecca Fawns on connecting with her cause: 
http://blogs.sodexousa.com/hunger/2012/11/05/making-connections/

Sodexo Foundation works to ensure that every child in the United States,
especially those most at risk, grows up with dependable access to enough
nutritious food to fuel a healthy, productive life. To make a contribution to
the fight against hunger or for more information, please visit
www.SodexoFoundation.org.

About Sodexo's Fight Against Hunger 

Sodexo Inc. and Sodexo Foundation work to help end hunger in the United
States. Sodexo Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit with the
mission to end childhood hunger. The foundation works to ensure that every
child in the United States, especially those most at-risk, grows up with
dependable access to enough nutritious food to enable them to lead a healthy,
productive life. Sodexo Foundation cultivates and maintains strategic
partnerships with regional and national hunger relief entities and youth
mobilization organizations-all part of Sodexo's STOP Hunger Initiative, its
global program to end hunger and malnutrition in the communities where it
operates. Sodexo is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md. and funds all
administrative costs for Sodexo Foundation, which since 1999 has made more
than $17 million in grants to end childhood hunger. Visit
www.SodexoFoundation.org for more information.

Sodexo's STOP Hunger Programs and Impact to Date (as of June 2012)
Sodexo Foundation                     Distributed more than $17 million in
                                      grants
Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger          Gave $353,000 in scholarships & matching
Scholarship                           grants
Heroes of Everyday Life               Awarded $478,000 to employees' hunger
                                      charities
Feeding Our Future®                   Funded more than 2.9 million summer
                                      meals
Sodexo Servathon                      Mobilized 125,000 employees to fight
                                      hunger
Backpack Food Program                 Funded 70 programs; providing 2 million
                                      meals

 

SOURCE Sodexo Foundation

Website: http://www.sodexofoundation.org
Contact: Sodexo Public Relations, +1-301-987-4415, pr.usa@sodexo.com
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