Ruiz 4 Kids - Sometimes, a dream needs our help to come true.

We support education …by empowering hundreds of students to further their education. Ruiz 4 Kids distributes thousands and thousands of dollars to qualifying high school seniors every year.

We understand the importance of education in improving the quality of life for local children and growing our future leaders. Ruiz 4 Kids scholarships transform the dream of attending college into reality for dozens of students within the communities where Ruiz Foods has a presence.

In the past seven years, Ruiz 4 Kids has awarded over two million dollars in scholarships to hundreds of high school seniors committed to furthering their education. In 2016, $369,000 was awarded to 369 college-bound high school seniors in California, Texas and South Carolina. In addition to the $1,000 scholarship, recipients also receive coupons for free El Monterey® brand product, which includes their burritos, taquitos and quesadillas.

“The pursuit of higher education for some can feel like an unachievable dream,” explained Kathy Topete, Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarship Chairperson. “We look to help relieve some of the financial stress with our scholarships so that students can place their focus where it is needed most – their education. Our annual Louis F. Ruiz Golf Invitational funds our Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarship Program.”

In addition to the existing high school senior scholarship program, this year Ruiz 4 Kids has added a scholarship program specific to community college students who are planning to transfer to a 4-year university. Graduating high school seniors must live within a 35-mile radius of a Ruiz Foods facility in California, Texas or South Carolina. The new scholarship for community college students is limited to specific schools within the target area. Click on the links below for further details.



The Scholarship Application form is available as an Adobe Acrobat document. To submit your application: print the pdf document, complete the form, and mail it to Ruiz 4 Kids, PO Box 37, Dinuba, CA, 93618.

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