That’s why Pilgrim’s is committed to creating opportunity for our team members and communities.
In 2019, Pilgrim’s U.S. launched the Tomorrow Fund, a scholarship program to support the collegiate scholastic pursuits of our team members and their direct dependents. Our vision is to become the best and most respected company in our industry, creating opportunities for a better future for our team members. In line with this pursuit, we established the Tomorrow Fund to help our team members achieve their dreams and create a better future for themselves and their families through education. Every year, an eligible student from each of our 30 processing facilities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, plus our corporate office, will be awarded a full-ride scholarship to an eligible university of their choice. Our goal is to invest $2 million in the Pilgrim’s Tomorrow Fund scholarship recipients, by 2025.
The Tomorrow Fund will support team members and direct dependents pursuing an initial bachelor’s degree, an accredited vocational-technical certification, or an associate degree. Award recipients will participate in a Pilgrim’s mentorship program and will be extended internship offers for the summer at Pilgrim’s locations across the country.
At Pilgrim’s, we believe that our people are our greatest strength. The Tomorrow Fund provides Pilgrim’s an opportunity to invest in the future, support our local communities and improve the lives of our team members and their families through empowerment, education and personal growth. We are excited to award our inaugural class of Tomorrow Fund leaders with a full-ride scholarship for the Fall 2020 term.