DINUBA, Calif. — Ruiz 4 Kids is now accepting applications for scholarships. The scholarships are available only to high school seniors in the areas where Ruiz Foods has a presence. Recipients will be required to show proof of college enrollment and successful participation prior to receiving their scholarship award. Ethnicity and/or citizenship is not a consideration. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $2500 and the deadline for submitting all applications is March 7, 2014.

DINUBA, Calif. — Ruiz 4 Kids is now accepting applications for scholarships. The scholarships are available only to high school seniors in the areas where Ruiz Foods has a presence. Recipients will be required to show proof of college enrollment and successful participation prior to receiving their scholarship award. Ethnicity and/or citizenship is not a consideration. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $2500 and the deadline for submitting all applications is March 7, 2014.


Applicants are encouraged to go online to www.ruiz4kids.org/programs-scholarships.aspx for more information or to complete their application.


"Both Ruiz 4 Kids and Ruiz Foods understand the importance of education and the ramifications the current economic climate continues to have on the dream of a higher education," said Kim Ruiz Beck, Ruiz 4 Kids President and Chairman, Ruiz Foods. "By offering scholarship opportunities each year we believe we are helping make the dream of a higher education a reality for students throughout our community."


All scholarship dollars are raised via the Louis F. Ruiz Golf Invitational. In 2013, Ruiz 4 Kids awarded $262,500 in scholarships to 253 high school seniors and college students. Since 1985, Ruiz 4 Kids has awarded over $2M in scholarships.


Ruiz 4 Kids, a non-profit organization formed in conjunction with Ruiz Foods, was founded in 1990 when Ruiz team members approached Fred Ruiz asking him to help them explore ways to assist families with children in need. Since then, Ruiz 4 Kids has organized two annual fundraising events – a golf invitational to raise monies for scholarships and a fiesta event to raise monies for area non-profits who are in need to grow their children-focused programs.