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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.

Thank you to all who applied for the 2019 Scholarships.

Each year the Perishable Foods Council awards 5-$2,000 scholarships to members and their immediate family. After careful review, the winners have been chosen. See 2018 Winners below.


2018 Scholarship Winners


Thomas Nelson


Pi Repetto


Owen Antess


Sydney Cohen


Brandon Cheng

About our scholarship winners:

Thomas Nelson - 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Community Activities: John Muir Hospital Volunteer, St. Joan of Arc Youth Group Leader, St. Anthony Foundation, Medshare Volunteer - Major: Mechanical Engineering

Pi Repetto - Cal Poly
Community Activities: Special Olympics, Growing Grounds, Wild Flower Triathlon, Super Bowl 50 Committee - Major: Recreation Parks and Tourism Administration

Owen Antess - Sacramento State University
Community Activities: Big Brother and Sister, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Church Greeter and Volunteer - Major: Law

Sydney Cohen - San Diego State
Community Activities: Volunteer at Lazgrex Cancer Foundation & Vacation Bible School Counselor - Major: Political Justice

Brandon Cheng - Cal State East Bay
Community Activities: Red Cross Life Guard, Chinese Senior Center, SPCA Animal Shelter - Major: Food Industry

Note from PJ Repetto, scholarship winner

Thank you for selecting me as this years Cathy Miller Scholarship recipient.  It is an honor to have been considered and chosen.  The donation will help me to accomplish my goals for the rest of my time in college and relieve some fianancial stress - Thank you

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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