Farmworker program to get $50,000 from PepsiCo for scholarships

(Bradenton, FL—September 24, 2015)  The Farmworker Career Development Program at Manatee Technical College has been selected as the recipient of a $50,000 grant from the PepsiCo Foundation to award 10 student scholarships.  PepsiCo employees from Tropicana plants across the US have chosen the Farmworker Program to receive a “50 for 50 Community Give Back” grant in celebration of PepsiCo’s 50th Anniversary.  Tropicana employees will present the check at the 16th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival at Manatee Technical College at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17. 


PepsiCo will disburse the check to the MTI Foundation which will in turn disburse the grant to the Farmworker Program.  The Farmworker Program will select 10 students to receive $5,000 scholarships each.


Over five decades, PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation have worked to build brighter futures in the communities where they operate through employee volunteerism and community giving. Tropicana employees have been long-time supporters of the Farmworker Program at MTC.


The Farmworker Career Development Program was created 50 years ago to provide educational and supportive services to chronically unemployed and underemployed farmworkers to obtain the career-related education needed to prepare them to enter or advance in the workforce and have the economic stability to exercise their rights as citizens in their communities.


For more information, please contact Esperanza Gamboa at or 941.751.7900 x 1045.  The MTC Main Campus is located at 6305 State Road 70 East, one mile west of I-75 exit 217B.  The school’s website is

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