Cardenas Markets Scholarship Foundation Inc. Announced A $45,000 Dollar Scholarship Donation to College of Southern Nevada
For Immediate Release
September 14, 2010
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Contact: Marco Robles
(909) 524-7182

The Cardenas Markets Inc. Scholarship Foundation announced today that it will donate $45,000.00 towards educational scholarships to assist economically disadvantaged students attending or planning to attend College of Southern Nevada (CSN). Cardenas will formally establish a new commitment with CSN in the state of Nevada. Similar partnerships are already in place with other local Community Colleges in communities near or in the service area of their stores in California.  In a process of partnership development Cardenas Markets Inc. Scholarship Foundation established a revolving fund commitment with Mt. San Antonio College, Chaffey Community College, College of the Desert and Imperial Valley Community College a $15,000 scholarship fund that is renewed on a yearly basis for three consecutive years.

Students applying for the Cardenas Scholarship will be selected by the College of Southern Nevada and must meet the minimum requirements established by the foundation:

  • Have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0
  • Demonstrate a sincere desire to pursue a college education   
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment for the betterment of the Latino Community
  • Provide two recommendations from school counselors or administration

The Cardenas Scholarship Foundation has also made donations to several other educational efforts in the Inland Empire area such as The Esperanza Scholarship Foundation, The Inland Empire Scholarship Fund and Mexican American Grocers Association Scholarship, all organizations mentoring and assisting students reach their academic success.  

"We feel  humbled and honored to once again be able to make a contribution in support of the educational commitment of many students who would otherwise not be able to reach their educational dream"  Stated Jesus Cardenas Jr. Vice President of Cardenas Markets.  

Cardenas Markets Inc. Is a family owned business, headquartered in Ontario California with 28 stores throughout the Inland Empire, Pomona, Coachella Valley, Riverside and Imperial County in California and now with two stores in Las Vegas Nevada.  

While the number of stores has grown over the last 29 years from when Mr. Jesus and Luz Cardenas first opened their doors at store number one in i981. The Cardenas family continues to operate the stores with the same care and tradition that has earned them a respected reputation in the business.   Customer service, quality meats and fresh foods that cater to a diverse community are now offered in much larger stores that are uniquely designed with colorful architecture and a detailed interior village look. 

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