Nick and Perry Sumas founded Village Super Market, Inc. in 1937. They were brothers and Greek immigrants who came to the United States in search of the “American Dream.” Neither had a formal education, but they both believed that with diligence and determination came opportunities that could only be found in this country. They cared deeply about their associates. They were proud that they were able to provide steady work for so many people, and an opportunity for the next generation to obtain a formal education as a result. In honor of these two men, the following generations of the Sumas family want to expand the opportunity for scholarship funds to more people across the company. This year we will be awarding thirty-four, $1,000 scholarships for undergraduate education. There will be one scholarship recipient from each store plus one from our corporate office and all recipients must reapply each year. 


Eligibility Requirements

  • Current full or part-time employees (union or non-union) OR children or grandchildren of current employees of Village Super Market who have been employed for at least six months at the time of application.
  • High school seniors entering college next year or current college students.
  • 3.0 GPA


The scholarship may be used at any accredited college, university or

 professional school in the United States.


How To Apply

  • Email a completed Nick & Perry Sumas Scholarship application, including a 500 word or less essay, along with your transcripts to
  • Please put “Last Name, First Name: Scholarship Application 2020” in the Subject line.
  • All applications are due by June 8th, 2020.


Selection of Winners

  • A Village Super Market selection committee will meet in June 2020 to select the thirty-four scholarship recipients.
  • In evaluating the applicants, the committee considers the applicants’ grades, a written essay, and financial need.
  • Students must be in good standing and free from disciplinary actions.
  • All applicants are notified of the results by June 22, 2020.


The recipient will be notified by June 22nd and awarded the scholarship

by July 22, 2020.


Click below to view and download the application; for additional information about the program please contact


Download the Application Form


In these uncertain times, we’re reminded that our families are the most important of all. You may not be able to celebrate Mother’s Day the same way this year as you have in the past, but Village is dedicated to showing our appreciation for all of the moms who serve as essential grocery workers supporting our communities and help make Village the company that it is today.


This Saturday and Sunday, we’ve provided free muffins for mom — a sweet treat to show our gratitude. Additionally, all moms who work on Sunday, 5/10 will receive a $10 gift card as a show of thanks for taking the time to work on your special day. 


We’ve also asked Village mothers to submit photos with their kids, grandkids, pets, or with their mothers or mother figures in their lives… and we’ve created a video to celebrate you all!