WILMINGTON, Mass. () - UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF), a leading provider of work uniforms and facility services to businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Aldo Croatti Scholarship. The scholarship, named for UniFirst's founder, was established to encourage and assist children of UniFirst employee Team Partners in their academic pursuits.
The 2015 Aldo Croatti Scholarship recipients are as follows:
"Words cannot describe just how grateful I am," said Amanda DiLeo, one of the 2015 scholarship recipients. "I am a rising junior at Virginia Tech and thanks to the generosity of this scholarship, I will not feel as burdened financially and will be able to focus more on my studies."
Each year, 12 scholarships are awarded to students enrolled or enrolling in full-time undergraduate studies at an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational/technical school. Applications are open to children of full-time UniFirst or subsidiary employee Team Partners who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company. To date, UniFirst has granted 132 scholarships totaling more than $264,000.
"At UniFirst, we appreciate the value of education and recognize the importance of encouraging the leaders of tomorrow to develop their professional skills and expand their educational foundations through continued academic enrichment," said Ron Croatti, UniFirst president and CEO. "We also fully appreciate the financial burden that academic pursuits can place on individuals and hope these scholarships can help mitigate that in some way. This scholarship is named for my father and it is an honor to share his memory and legacy each year through these awards."
Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) is a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniform and workwear programs, as well as the delivery of facility service programs. Together with its subsidiaries, the company also provides first aid and safety products, and manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries. UniFirst manufactures its own branded workwear, protective clothing, and floorcare products, and with over 225 service locations, 275,000 customer locations, and 12,000 employee Team Partners, the company outfits more than 1.5 million workers each business day. For more information, contact UniFirst at 800.455.7654 or visit unifirst.com.